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Currently using CiviCRM 4.1.11 and Joomla 4.6.8.

We're looking to set up a newsletter and that will require an unsubscribe page. I gather that you use a token to set up an unsubscribe link but does that actually set up the unsubscribe page or do I need another way?

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If you use the token {action.unsubscribeUrl} CiviCRM will create a personalised link in the mailing. Users are be able to click on it and will be redirected to a page generated by CiviCRM.

In addition, they will get a confirmation via email. If this standard workflow is sufficient for you you don't need to do anything else.

You can try it out yourself: Just send out a mailing including you and use it.

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You can set up a profile that includes the field Contacts > Groups.

Then send the link to that profile in edit mode, in Joomla the url will look like: http://joomla.demo.civicrm.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/profile/edit&gid=1&reset=1

This url is the modified Create Mode (changing create to edit). To see how to get that click here

The user will need to be logged in to make changes. You can send a token in an email by adding &id={contact.contact_id}&{contact.checksum} to the url.

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