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  • Subject: You have been added to the IGSROBIN list
  • From: "L-Soft list server at St. John's University (1.8d)" <LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU>
  • Date: Mon, 31 May 2004 08:05:45 -0500

Mon, 31 May 2004 08:05:45

You have  been added  to the  IGSROBIN mailing  list (IGSROBIN)  by David
Barrett <mentha@BEEB.NET>.

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need to leave  the list, you will find the  necessary instructions below.
Perhaps  more importantly,  saving a  copy of  this message  (and of  all
future subscription notices  from other mailing lists) in  a special mail
folder will give you instant access to the list of mailing lists that you
are subscribed  to. This may  prove very useful the  next time you  go on
vacation and  need to leave  the lists temporarily so  as not to  fill up
your  mailbox while  you  are away!  You should  also  save the  "welcome
messages" from the  list owners that you will  occasionally receive after
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(IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU) is  also called the "list  address." You
must  never try  to send  any command  to that  address, as  it would  be
distributed to all  the people who have subscribed. All  commands must be
sent  to the  "LISTSERV address,"  LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU. It  is
very  important  to  understand  the  difference  between  the  two,  but
fortunately it  is not complicated.  The LISTSERV  address is like  a FAX
number that connects you to a machine, whereas the list address is like a
normal voice line connecting  you to a person. If you  make a mistake and
dial the FAX number when you wanted  to talk to someone on the phone, you
will quickly  realize that you used  the wrong number and  call again. No
harm will have been done. If on the other hand you accidentally make your
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inconvenienced, especially if your FAX then re-dials every 5 minutes. The
fact that  most people  will eventually  connect the  FAX machine  to the
voice line to  allow the FAX to  go through and make the  calls stop does
not mean  that you  should continue  to send FAXes  to the  voice number.
People would just get mad at you.  It works pretty much the same way with
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thousands of people  at the same time, and consequently  you can expect a
lot of people to get upset if  you consistently send commands to the list

You  may leave  the list  at  any time  by sending  a "SIGNOFF  IGSROBIN"
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you want it to  confirm the receipt of messages you send  to the list. If
you do  not trust  the system,  send a "SET  IGSROBIN REPRO"  command and
LISTSERV will send you  a copy of your own messages, so  that you can see
that the  message was  distributed and  did not get  damaged on  the way.
After a while  you may find that this is  getting annoying, especially if
your mail program does not tell you  that the message is from you when it
informs you that new  mail has arrived from IGSROBIN. If  you send a "SET
IGSROBIN  ACK   NOREPRO"  command,  LISTSERV   will  mail  you   a  short
acknowledgement  instead,  which  will  look different  in  your  mailbox
directory. With most mail programs you will know immediately that this is
an  acknowledgement  you  can  read  later. Finally,  you  can  turn  off
acknowledgements completely with "SET IGSROBIN NOACK NOREPRO".

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