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On Oct 26, 3:42, XFERman at aol.com wrote:
} Subject: subscribe
> I'm interested in subscribing and also picking up past topic threads. What
> is the procedure for picking up topic archives?
}-- End of excerpt from XFERman at aol.com
Subcription/unsubscription/info requests should always be sent to the -request
address of a mailinglist.
If a mailinglist for example is called "thelist at some.domain", then the -request
address can be inferred from this to be: "thelist-request at some.domain".
To subscribe to a mailinglist, simply send a message with the word "subscribe"
in the Subject: field to the -request address of that list.
To unsubscribe from a mailinglist, simply send a message with the word (you
guessed it :-) "unsubscribe" in the Subject: field to the -request address of
In the event of an address change, it would probably be the wisest to first
send an unsubscribe for the old address (this can be done from the new
address), and then a new subscribe to the new address (the order is important).
Most (un)subscription requests are processed automatically without human
Do not send multiple (un)subscription or info requests in one mail. Only one
will be processed per mail.
NOTE: The -request server usually does quite a good job in discriminating
between (un)subscribe requests and messages intended for the maintainer.
If you'd like to make sure a human reads your message, make it look
like a reply (i.e. the first word in the Subject: field should be "Re:",
without the quotes of course); the -request server does not react to
The archive server
Every submission sent to this list is archived. The size of the archive
depends on the limits set by the list maintainer (it is very well possible
that only, say, the last two mails sent to the list are still archived, the
rest might have expired).
You can look at the header of every mail coming from this list to see
under what name it has been archived. The X-Mailing-List: field contains
the mailaddress of the list and the file in which this submission was
If you want to access this archive, you have to send mails to the -request
address with the word "archive" as the first word of your Subject:.
To get you started try sending a mail to the -request address with
Subject: archive help
This archive server knows the following commands:
get filename ...
ls directory ...
egrep case_insensitive_regular_expression filename ...
Aliases for 'get': send, sendme, getme, gimme, retrieve, mail
Aliases for 'ls': dir, directory, list, show
Aliases for 'egrep': search, grep, fgrep, find
Lines starting with a '#' are ignored.
Multiple commands per mail are allowed.
Setting maxfiles to zero will remove the limit (to protect you against
yourself no more than maxfiles files will be returned per request).
Egrep supports most common flags.
egrep some.word latest/*
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