Mac AV List (MACAV-L)
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The Mac AV list is for users of the Centris 660av, Quadra 660av, and Quadra 840av computers. To join the list, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the command "subscribe MacAV-L your name" in the body (leaving out the quote marks and substituting your name mfor "your name.".
The following is from the message sent to subscribers to the Mac AV list.
Please save this message for future reference, especially if this is the first time you subscribe to an electronic mailing list. If you ever need to leave the list, you will find the necessary instructions below. Perhaps more importantly, saving a copy of this message (and of all future subscription notices from other mailing lists) in a special mail folder will give you instant access to the list of mailing lists that you are subscribed to. This may prove very useful the next time you go on vacation and need to leave the lists temporarily so as not to fill up your mailbox while you are away! You should also save the "welcome messages" from the list owners that you will occasionally receive after subscribing to a new list.
Posting to the list
To send a message to all the people currently subscribed to the list, just send mail to email@example.com. This is called "sending mail to the list," because you send mail to a single address and LISTSERV makes copies for all the people who have subscribed. The address firstname.lastname@example.org is called the "list address." You must never try to send any command to that address, as it would be distributed to all the people who have subscribed.
All commands must be sent to the "listserv address," email@example.com. It is very important to understand the difference between the two, but fortunately it is not complicated. The listserv address is like a fax number that connects you to a machine, whereas the list address is like a normal voice line connecting you to a person. If you make a mistake and dial the fax number when you wanted to talk to someone on the phone, you will quickly realize that you used the wrong number and call again. No harm will have been done. If on the other hand you accidentally make your fax call someone's voice line, the person receiving the call will be inconvenienced, especially if your fax then redials every 5 minutes. The fact that most people will eventually connect the fax machine to the voice line to allow the fax to go through and make the calls stop does not mean that you should continue to send faxes to the voice number. People would just get mad at you. It works pretty much the same way with mailing lists, with the difference that you are calling hundreds or thousands of people at the same time, and consequently you can expect a lot of people to get upset if you consistently send commands to the list address.
You may leave the list at any time by sending a "SIGNOFF MACAV-L" command to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also tell LISTSERV how you want it to confirm the receipt of messages you send to the list. If you do not trust the system, send a "SET MACAV-L REPRO" command and LISTSERV will send you a copy of your own messages, so that you can see that the message was distributed and did not get damaged on the way. After a while you may find that this is getting annoying, especially if your mail program does not tell you that the message is from you when it informs you that new mail has arrived from MACAV-L. If you send a "SET MACAV-L ACK NOREPRO" command, LISTSERV will mail you a short acknowledgment instead, which will look different in your mailbox directory. With most mail programs you will know immediately that this is an acknowledgment you can read later. Finally, you can turn off acknowledgments completely with "SET MACAV-L NOACK NOREPRO."
Following instructions from the list owner, your subscription options have been set to "MIME" rather than the usual LISTSERV defaults. For more information about subscription options, send a "QUERY MACAV-L" command to LISTSERV@UAFSYSB.UARK.EDU.
Contributions sent to this list are automatically archived. You can get a list of the available archive files by sending an "INDEX MACAV-L" command to email@example.com. You can then order these files with a "GET MACAV-L LOGxxxx" command, or using LISTSERV's database search facilities. Send an "INFO DATABASE" command for more information on the latter.
This list is available in digest form. If you wish to receive the digested version of the postings, just issue a SET MACAV-L DIGEST command.
More information on listserv commands can be found in the listserv reference card, which you can retrieve by sending an "INFO REFCARD" command to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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