Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Re: unsubscribe options

On Tue, 6 Sep 2016 01:05:45 -0400
Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net> wrote:

> I am a victim of Hurricane Hermine, thus due to the massive
> alteration in available time to contribute for the foreseeable
> future, need to put most of many mailing lists, Fedora and other, on
> hiatus for an unpredictable duration.
> Dev mailing list post headers list two unsubscribe options:
> 1-https://lists.fedoraproject.org/admin/lists/devel@lists.fedoraproject.org
> 2-mailto:devel-leave@lists.fedoraproject.org (with no instructions
> whether or what if anything to put in the email)

FYI, it doesn't matter. It ignores anything except you sending to that

> I tried the first first, expecting to find some expedited method to
> turn off email to multiple lists. The first URL makes no mention of
> unsubscribing. I tried to login to see if unsubscribe instructions
> were to be found, but found only three options:
> 1-login by email, which wants to go through persona.org, with which I
> have no association, or

Due to the way persona works, it can use any email. However, it's going
to be going away soon (mozilla are dropping support for it).

> 2: Yahoo, with which I have no association, or
> 3: Fedoraproject.org, requiring login first. Not having remembered
> ever doing that before, and neither remembered by primary web
> browser's passwords saved, it took some time to hunt down login info.
> Turning off email delivery status seemed to succeed, so I repeated
> for list test. Then I expended some effort to find which other Fedora
> lists I'm subscribed to, and found that there were 4 others, for a
> total of 6. All 6 were listed as delivery mode regular.
> The monthly reminder email shows only 5 subscriptions total. Clicking
> on any of its 5 options links produces 404 pages.
> Eventually I did find
> https://lists.fedoraproject.org/admin/accounts/mailmansettings/
> It seems there should be some easier way to find it, such as in the
> monthly reminder email.

The monthly reminder emails are no longer sent. mailman2 used those to
send you your password (in clear!). mailman3 doesn't send them and uses
authentication from some other account (fedora or soon a number of
others), so there's no need to remind you of your password.

That all said, I agree, we should document this all better and have a
good place to point people to to do these actions.


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