E-Mail Headers to Facilitate Mailing List Subscriptions and Unsubscriptions

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Author Bryan Costales 
Last updated 1997-08-19
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The number of ways to subscribe-to (and to unsubscribe-from) e-mail mailing lists is as varied as the number of programmers designing mailing list software. For some lists, for example, users (un)subscribe by sending a request to <listname>-request@host.domain. For others lists the address is majordomo@host.domain with the request to (un)subscribe embedded in the message body. Yet others set up special hosts to satisfy this need, such as <listname>@list-off.domain. In this Internet Draft we offer two new e-mail headers intended to make mailing list subscription and unsubscription easier and more uniform: List-Subscribe and List-Unsubscribe.


Bryan Costales (bcx@infobeat.com)

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