[RFC] Unsubscribe without logging in

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Re: [RFC] Unsubscribe without logging in

Post by Oleg »

Are you going to use the same key for unsubscribing to different topics?

I really don't know what the "right" approach here is.
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Re: [RFC] Unsubscribe without logging in

Post by imkingdavid »

You can use the key you get in the email for a topic or forum to:
  • Unsubscribe from that topic/forum
  • Unsubscribe from all topics/forums
  • Cease all board communications
You cannot use it to unsubscribe from other individual topics or forums. To do that you would need to login and manage subscriptions via the UCP.
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Re: [RFC] Unsubscribe without logging in

Post by naim »

Here are some suggestions:
  • Why not simply create a key upon account creation.
    A link would be something like this: http://www.example.com/unsubscribe.php?u=1234&key=xA6g8jk
    Use the characters [a-z, A-Z, 0-9], not 16 (hex) - That will save a nice amount of space on the DB.
  • Recently, I see in my email that email lists have a special header:
    List-Unsubscribe: <unsubscribe link>, perhaps that should be added to.
I see that this topic hasn't gone forward in a while - I personally think it should have a high priority.
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