I mistakenly subscribed to academia newsletters, I kept receiving emails without knowing how to unsubscribe because there's no link for that in the bottom. Today I noticed that if I click view entire message, only then I can unsubscribe.

The newsletter is too big to fit in an email and an unsubscribe link must be added from within the email.

Well at least I, because I can't for a small link in an email, press control + F and search for it, in SE newsletter, I cannot do that, unless I click view full message.

I'm using gmail, on a 22 inch screen, firefox latest version, also gmail android, also gmail chrome. If gmail shouldn't be supported by default, I don't know what is.

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    There is an unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email. Your email client is just cutting off the bottom of the email until you request the full version of it. – animuson May 29 '18 at 19:43
  • Doesn't that a requirement of the GDPR btw? to have everything clear to the user? I'm not from EU, I don't really know – Lynob May 29 '18 at 19:44
  • @animuson it's gmail on firefox latest version and I have 22 inch screen. How big would my screen need to be? Shouldn't gmail be supported by default – Lynob May 29 '18 at 19:45
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    It's your email provider doing the cut-off, not Stack Exchange. – Nij May 29 '18 at 19:45
  • @Nij you should fix the newseletter to support gmail and please read my comment above – Lynob May 29 '18 at 19:47
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    If you receive a bill in the mail, and you proceed to grab a pair of scissors and cut it in half before opening it, you can't then complain that you didn't know you had an amount due because it was on the cut off part. Nobody but you is responsible for the mutilation of your messages. If you don't like Gmail doing that, then complain to Gmail. – animuson May 29 '18 at 19:48
  • @animuson why not make the newsletter a bit shorter or the font a bit smaller? why not complain to SE – Lynob May 29 '18 at 19:51
  • I think you've missed the entire point. Gmail is making the cut-off. It's not something Stack Exchange can even fix! – Nij May 29 '18 at 19:51
  • @Nij I think SE could make the newseletter a bit smaller or the font a bit smaller or remove the slug – Lynob May 29 '18 at 19:52
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    @Lynob It's not the font-size. Gmail cuts off after a certain number of bytes. We'd have to remove actual content to make it short enough to fit into said number of bytes. But the whole point of a newsletter is to see content. – animuson May 29 '18 at 19:56
  • @animuson you could remove an entire section called Greatest hits from previous weeks. it's a weekly newsletter and this is inside academia.stackexchange.com/questions/91872/… a question from 10 month ago. Many questions could be removed – Lynob May 29 '18 at 19:58
  • @animuson one could blame gmail and well never solve the problem, or you could blame the UX team and start designing a great newsletter that fits any client. Your choice – Lynob May 29 '18 at 20:00
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    You're being very closed-minded here. You signed up for something that is meant to be a long list of content, and are then complaining that some email clients might chop it down because most emails aren't that long? You received what you signed up for. It has nothing to do with UX - it has everything to do with an email that is intentionally long not working with your chosen client. Both of those decisions rest solely on you. You haven't convinced anyone here that the problem is with us. – animuson May 29 '18 at 20:02
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    Gmail is pretty ubiquitous, so while it's Gmail's problem not SE's, SE might consider working around it. The problem isn't so much the content as the crazy-long URLs for every link in the message, so maybe it's possible to do something about that? – Monica Cellio May 29 '18 at 20:57

The email contains the link, as you said yourself. It's part of the email message already.

It's not really SE fault that some email clients truncate emails and show you only partial version.

I don't think SE should bend and change their logic just so it will fit certain email client.

Anyway, you can see all newsletters with links to subscribe/unsubscribe here.

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    "bend and change their logic just so it will fit certain email client" that way lies madness. – MikeTheLiar May 29 '18 at 19:46
  • @MikeTheLiar I'm using gmail, GMAIL on a 22 inch screen. if gmail isn't one of the most popular email clients that must be supported by default, i dont know what is – Lynob May 29 '18 at 19:48
  • @Lynob I take it you've never had to write or test HTML emails. – MikeTheLiar May 29 '18 at 19:50
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    @Lynob Your screen size has nothing to do with where the email is cut off... – Catija May 29 '18 at 19:51
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    @Lynob so what if it's popular? It doesn't mean it's good. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask May 29 '18 at 19:51
  • @ShadowWizard as I said above, I think SE could make the newseletter a bit smaller or the font a bit smaller or remove the slug – Lynob May 29 '18 at 19:53
  • please read my last 2 comments above sir. I'm tired of copy/pasting – Lynob May 29 '18 at 20:00
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    @Lynob Font size also isn't relevant. It's all matter of bytes/characters. SE developer said something about long links that can become shorter, hopefully it will be done at some point. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask May 29 '18 at 20:41

For historical reference. Viewing a 2016 and a 2020 news letter in 2020 in android gmail.

2016: 2016

2020: 2020

2020 View entire: 2020 view entire

All the new questions can't even be viewed in the 2020 version.

While this is a gmail anti-feature, It is reasonable for SE to work around it, as evidence old content still looks fine.

I basically will always hit delete before I hit show more.

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