How to unsubscribe from the coral-list
Gert Jan Gast
gjgast at nioz.nl
Mon Jan 27 10:28:00 EST 1997
As recently a lot of persons seem to have problems
unsubscribing form this list (are we that boring?) a
If Jim's computer receives a message sent to
<coral-list at reef.aoml.noaa.gov>
it is automatically relayed to everybody subscribed to the list
regardless of subject and content.
If Jim's computer receives a message without a subject sent to
<majordomo at reef.aoml.noaa.gov>
it looks if it recognizes the first word on each line as a command
and does what the sender asked. As you're dealing with a computer, be
precise (unsubscribe, not unsuscribe). Likewise your address in your
signature is a "command" this computer can't handle.
The difference is the address: use MA-JOR-DO-MO for commands like
Sending COMMANDS meant for the listserver to all people
subscribed to the coral-list does NOT work. You're just bugging far
over 500 people with a ghost message.
If you have a webbrowser (i.e. Netscape or Microsoft Explorer), you
can read Jim's very clear listserver instructions at:
For those who don't have one:
To un-subscribe from the list, send e-mail to
majordomo at reef.aoml.noaa.gov, with the following message (only!) in
the body of the text:
unsubscribe coral-list "Your Name"
Likewise for a list of known commands send a message to
<majordomo at reef.aoml.noaa.gov> without a subject and only
in the text field.
Sorry to all the people this message wasn't meant for.
Back to work now. Good luck, GJ
Gert Jan Gast <gjgast at NIOZ.NL>
Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Department of Marine Ecology
P.O. Box 59, 1790 AB Den Burg, The Netherlands.
Phone: 31 (0)222 369573. Fax: 31 (0)222 319674.
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