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authorEric Wong <e@80x24.org>2016-05-18 01:23:05 +0000
committerEric Wong <e@80x24.org>2016-05-20 21:33:56 +0000
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While public-inbox is intended primarily for archival,
SMTP list subscriptions are still in use in most places
and users are likely to want a good unsubscribe mechanism.

HTTP (or HTTPS) links in the List-Unsubscribe header are
often preferable since some users may use an incorrect
email address for mailto: links.

Thus, it is useful to provide an example which generates an
HTTPS link for users to click on.  The default .psgi requires
a POST confirmation (as destructive actions with GET are
considered bad practice).  However, the "confirm" parameter
may be disabled for a true "one-click" unsubscribe.

The generated URLs are hopefully short enough and both shell
and highlighting-friendly to reduce copy+paste errors.
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+Unsubscribe endpoints for mlmmj users (and possibly Mailman, too)
+* examples/unsubscribe.milter filters outgoing messages
+  and appends an HTTPS URL to the List-Unsubscribe header.
+  This List-Unsubscribe header should point to the PSGI
+  described below.
+  Currently, this is only active for a whitelist of test
+  addresses in /etc/unsubscribe-milter.whitelist
+  with one email address per line.
+* examples/unsubscribe.psgi is a PSGI which needs to run
+  as the mlmmj user with permission to run mlmmj-unsub.
+  This depends on the PublicInbox::Unsubscribe module
+  which may be extracted from the rest of public-inbox.
+  It is strongly recommended to NOT run the rest of the
+  public-inbox WWW code in the same process as this PSGI.
+  (The public-inbox WWW code will never need write
+   permissions to anything besides stderr).
+* Both the .milter and .psgi examples are bundled with
+  systemd service and socket activation examples.
+  AFAIK no other PSGI server besides public-inbox-httpd
+  supports systemd socket activation.
+To wire up the milter for postfix, I use the following
+in /etc/postfix/main.cf:
+  # Milter configuration
+  milter_default_action = accept
+  milter_protocol = 2
+  # other milters may be chained here (e.g. opendkim)
+  # chroot users will need to adjust this path
+  smtpd_milters = local:/var/spool/postfix/unsubscribe/unsubscribe.sock
+  # This is not needed for mlmmj since mlmmj uses SMTP:
+  # non_smtpd_milters = local:/var/spool/postfix/unsubscribe/unsubscribe.sock
+Copyright (C) 2016 all contributors <meta@public-inbox.org>
+License: AGPL-3.0+ <https://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.txt>