buildscc | 13 Jan 2012 | | tutorials
If you haven’t noticed, we tend to use list-serves quite a bit around here. Here’s how to add (and remove) yourself from a list-serve, so you don’t end up spamming everyone with requests. (You might only be able to do this from your BU e-mail, but I really don’t know.)
List-serves are all run by email@example.com. The way it works is that you e-mail commands in the body of the e-mail to majordomo, and it carries them out. Anything in the subject line is ignored, so don’t worry about including one.
Subscribing to a List Send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the following command in the body of the e-mail:
subscribe <list-serve address> <your e-mail address>
(The carats (< & >) here are just used to indicate where you put the respective addresses, so don’t put them in your real message. See the examples if you’re still confused.)
Unsubscribing to a List Send an e-mail to: email@example.com with the following command in the body of the e-mail:
unsubscribe <list-serve address> <your e-mail address>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: (no subject) Body: subscribe awesome-dudes-list email@example.com
BU’s Majordomo understands the following commands:
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>. get [<list>] <filename> Get a file related to <list>. index [<list>] Return an index of files you can "get" for <list>. who [<list>] Find out who is on the named <list>. info [<list>] Retrieve the general introductory information for the named <list>. lists Show the lists served by this Majordomo server. help Retrieve this message. end Stop processing commands (useful if your mailer adds a signature).