Your Settings in LISTSERV
August 1, 2006
Listserv is the computer program
that delivers Workshop emails.
These commands let you control how you receive email,
and even sign off from a list.
How to send Listserv commands:
- Prepare a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
(not to the Writing list).
- Put the commands (taken from the table, below) in the body of the message,
each on a separate line.
is symbolic, not literal. See Possible Listnames, below.
- You must be a member of a list for the commands to work.
- Listserv only understands commands, nothing else.
- Listserv ignores the subject line. You can use it for notes.
- When you send it, listserv will make the changes and inform you.
|Send this command
|set listname nomail
||Stops list email. See * below.|
|set listname mail
||Undoes nomail. |
|set listname digests
||Many emails within one.|
||Undoes digest format.|
||Reveal sender's address. See DUALHDR, below.|
||Listname in Subject title. See SUBJ, below
||Undoes DUALHDR & SUBJ .
||Shows member's listserv settings.|
||List-members' names and addresses. Concealed
names are not allowed.|
|| Unsubscribe from a list.
* Setting oneself to NOMAIL may not relieve participation obligations.
Administrator may set you to NOMAIL for formatting problems or other reasons. If
in doubt, Contact your list administrator.
Possible Listnames :
* Use asterisk with care. When used with signoff, it removes you from the
||Works for youngsters|
| * (asterisk)||All your subscribed lists.*
DUALHDR shows the poster's address that you
wouldn't normally see.
Five lines similar to these will appear at the top of your received email.
-------------- Information from the mail header -----------------------
Sender: Fiction Writing Workshop <FICTION@LISTS.PSU.EDU>
Poster: "Greg Gunther" <email@example.com>
Subject: CRIT: The Dog in the Night
SUBJ identifies a list by an abbreviated name in
the Subject title line.
Example of SUBJ:
Subject: FICT-W CRIT: The Dog in the Night.
SUBJ cannot be use at the same time as the DUALHDR. It's one or the other.
cancels both DUALHDR and SUBJ, and reverts to the default condition.
WANT TO JOIN ANOTHER IWW LIST?
Tell us at
firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll add you to the list(s)
you've requested. If that address doesn't work, use our
Web site created by
Rhéal Nadeau and
the administrators of the Internet Writing Workshop.
Modified by Gayle Surrette.