4.1294 From the Editors: Listserv Options (1/45)
Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Sun, 28 Apr 91 20:32:32 EDT
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 1294. Sunday, 28 Apr 1991.
Date: Sat, 27 Apr 91 23:23:15 EDT
From: "Allen Renear, Brown Univ/CIS, 401-863-7312" <ALLEN@BROWNVM>
Subject: From the Editors: Listserv Options
The Humanist subscriber list now contains about 1030 addresses, including
over 20 bulletin boards and subsidiary mailing lists. Handling the network
mail, and address problems on such a large list is fairly time-consuming.
Even in the best of circumstances there is always a lot of returned mail
due to transient network problems. But during those periods of the
academic calendar when contracts expire or vacations are taken the volume
of returned mail goes up even further.
So... if you will not be able to access your mail for a time and your
mail system is the sort which returns mail when your disk allocation is
is exceeded, then please remember to suspend your Humanist subscription
for the time you will be away. Do this by sending mail to
with the following line as the only text in the body
set humanist nomail
This command does not actually 'unsubscribe' you from the list, but
rather simply stops listserv from sending Humanist mail to you -- you
remain listed as a Humanist subscriber and retain all other subscriber
privileges (such as fileserver authorization).
Then when you wish to once again receive Humanist simply send mail to
the same address with this line as body text
set humanist mail
Of course you may also send EDITORS mail with your request and we will
be happy to take care of it for you.
Whenever you wish to temporarily suspend Humanist mail please use
the method above; do not sign off the list entirely.
However, if your mail account is being closed then please _do_ sign off
the list. Send mail to listserv with the line
Then when you get your new account let us know and we will sign you