1993.05.24 19:06 "tiff mailing list changes", by Sam Leffler
I tried to post this last night, but it didn't seem to go through, so this is another try...
The tiff mailing list is now being automatically managed by Brent Chapman's Majordomo package. This should make life easier for everyone (you no longer have to worry about my ability to cut&paste the right email address :-)).
The main upshot of this change is that you should no long use the address:
for mailing list-related administrativia. Instead direct your requests to:
If you use the old address you will be politely reminded of the new mechanism.
The majordomo package accepts the following commands. Note that they must be sent in the *body* of the mail message and NOT in the subject line.
subscribe <list> [<address>]
Subscribe yourself (or <address> if specified) to the named <list>.
unsubscribe <list> [<address>]
Unsubscribe yourself (or <address> if specified) from the named <list>.
Find out which lists you (or <address> if specified) are on.
Find out who is on the named <list>.
Retrieve the general introductory information for the named <list>.
Show the lists served by this Majordomo server.
Retrieve this message.
Stop processing commands (useful if your mailer adds a signature).
Beware also that the scripts that do the list "exploding" watch for messages that appear to be administrative stuff. For example, if your mail message includes the word "subscribe" in the first 5 lines of the body, as just happened today, the message will be forwarded to an administrator to deal with.
Finally, note that this mailing list is distributed using "bulk delivery". This means that you may see a delay between the time that you submit a note to the mailing list and the time it is actually distributed.