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Re: iOS unsubscribe

 
From: "Justin J justin@PROTECTED [Dada Mail Developers]" <dadadev@PROTECTED>
Subject: Re: iOS unsubscribe
In-Reply-To: (no subject)
Date: January 6th 2017

> On Jan 5, 2017, at 3:10 PM, Mary Ann Kelley maryann@PROTECTED [Dada Mail Developers] <dadadev@PROTECTED> wrote:

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> iOS and gmail use the List-Unsubscribe header field to auto populate the link they insert at the top of the email to unsubscribe. Unfortunately, the List-Unsubscribe contains both a link and a mailto: for the field, which doesn’t work for automatic unsubscriptions. Is there a way to disable the mailto: and only use the link to populate that field?

You would have to edit this in-code. In, dada/DADA/Mail/Send.pm, find,

                $lh{'List-Unsubscribe'} =
                                '<mailto:' . $self->{ls}->param('list_owner_email') . '?Subject=Unsubscribe%20from%20<!-- tmpl_var list_settings.list_name escape="URL" -->>, <<!-- tmpl_var list_unsubscribe_link -->>';

Change to,

$lh{'List-Unsubscribe'} ='<<!-- tmpl_var list_unsubscribe_link -->>';

The RFC says to put both, ala:

http://www.list-unsubscribe.com/

https://sendgrid.com/blog/what-you-need-to-know-about-list-unsubscribe/

I don't know if just putting the unsub link in will actually work, as there are things in place to stop automated processes from unsubscribing people outright: the scenarios were: someone clicks an unsub link from a forwarded message, and unsubs the original subscriber; or an email client prefetches a link (or does so via a preview). That's why a subscriber has to fill out their address again.

That blog you included does note,

> In contrast to Gmail, iOS Mail only supports the mailto: version of the unsubscribe header.

So you want to keep this mailto: option.

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