In case you are wondering about that odd email welcoming you to a list
you already receive, I've switched email@example.com from
majordomo to mailman list management software. Some things will be
different, some will be the same. As before, if you want to send mail
to firstname.lastname@example.org you send mail to email@example.com
- you'd be surprised at how many folks can NOT figure that one out!
With Mailman, managing your subscription should be more web friendly.
You can go to the web pages listed in the messages and muck about with
your settings. There's a link at the bottom of each message, and if
your mail reader can handle RFC2369 headers you've got all the links you
One handy option is the 'nomail' feature. If you are going to be away
from your email for a while, you can set your membership to nomail, and
then back to regular delivery upon your return. A bit easier than having
to unsubscribe and then subscribe again.
A useful way to make use of the nomail feature is to enable submissions
from multiple addresses. For example, one might want to subscribe
firstname.lastname@example.org as your main address. But sometimes you
send mail from work, so you can subscribe email@example.com
and set the second address to nomail. So messages you send from
either address will pass the membership test, but you won't get multiple
copies of each list message.
RealSoonNow I'll have a web page that covers some more of the various
differences and features.
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