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Whenever I unsubscribe from a mailing list, I see that they say something like 'The change will take effect in 10 days/30 days/etc'. I would assume unsubscribing is just removing my email from some database. What is the idea behind making me wait so many days?

PS: This question was closed from "Programmers.stackoverflow" as offtopic and I was suggested to open here.

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This is also offtopic here (being entirely web-based) and I don't really know where it would be on-topic. I don't think it would fit on Server Fault or Webapps...hmm. –  Shinrai Aug 2 '11 at 15:04
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It's not suitable (in it's current form) for anywhere really. –  ChrisF Aug 2 '11 at 15:13
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closed as off topic by Shinrai, random Aug 2 '11 at 15:08

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Actually unsubscriptions are made by mailing lists`s moderators. It is only a human factor, not technical or inhernt to an application in specific.

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