Well, depends on if you call HTML email an evolution. I don't. We need some way to manage email lists from the email client so we can unsubscribe and not flag legit servers as spending spam. (Those that are actually *not* spending messages indistinguishable from spam, Comcast. I can't tell the difference between a Comcast message and spam.)
Clicking on links is a bad thing, who knows where they go.
There were things like mailchimp or listbot (I don't know if they're still around) that would do what you need. You might even be able to set them up for a custom domain if you want.
I disabled their daily subscription after seeing the spam notification.
There's a link in the email (not hidden at all) to unsubscribe. I'm not sure why they would flag it as spam when you have to sign up for it. I guess it could have also been automatic.
Then again, I know Google and Microsof... more
Email hasn't evolved since the 1980s.- Puckdropper,Thu Jun 03 2021 5:04pm
Maybe there could be a standard tag in the email body that had the unsubscribe endpoint. And then have an email server option that when you click "unsubscribe" or something like that, it pulls the endpoint and sends a standardized unsubscribe REST request.
example tag in email:
I would require a base level of functionality to be supported, then let people add extras if that's what they'd like to do. What do you need to do with an email list? unsubscribe, change email, pause, resume, subscribe
We'll assume most people aren't spamming jerks and that they actually earn t... more