M O N T H L Y A U T O S H A R E - D E V L I S T H E L P
This is a routine monthly reminder of how to unsubscribe or use other
First off, when you subscribe to a mailing list, you almost always get
a first message from the list admin telling you about the mailing list,
and explaining how to unsubscribe. It is always a good idea to keep
these messages, since you never know when you will need to unsubscribe.
This is particularly useful when you change email addresses, because it
is difficult to unsubscribe from a list after you have a different
Every message sent by the list includes headers that you can just click
on to subscribe, unsubscribe, get help, or see the archives (if the
list has archives).
If you have tried this method, and the mailing list software won't let
you unsubscribe, it is probably because your address has changed. In
this case, please send a message to
<mailto:listmaster@list...> stating which list (or lists)
you want to unsubscribe from, and what you think your previous address
was. There is a human (me) who will then try to take care of your
request, often within a few days.
The list server in use (called AutoShare), offers several options which
you can set for yourself. These options affect how the list sends you
The available options are:
ACK you receive copies of your own submissions
NOACK you do not receive copies of your own
CONCEAL your name will not be disclosed in a
REVIEW command (most lists at this
site do not permit REVIEW)
NOCONCEAL your name will be disclosed in a REVIEW
command (most lists at this site do
not permit REVIEW)
DIGEST list submissions are batched and sent to
you with a group of submissions in
one email message
NODIGEST list submissions are sent to you
MAIL you receive list submissions
NOMAIL you do not receive list submissions (but
You can set any of these options by sending mail to the list server
(not the list itself!). In the body, put the word "SET" (without
the quotes), followed by the option you would like to set.
You can even just do a 'reply' to this message. The reply will be
addressed to the list server, so all you have to do is delete
everything in the body, and fill in "set" (without the quotes), and the
option you would like to set.
For example, if you are going on vacation and want to stop receiving
list traffic while you are gone, you might want to set 'NOMAIL'. Don't
forget to set 'MAIL' when you get back!
If you don't like getting list traffic as it is generated, and would
rather get a bunch of messages together in one message (a digest), set
the 'DIGEST' option.