[TR2000] List changes

Mark J. Bradakis mjb at autox.team.net
Sun Nov 16 12:46:45 MST 2008

In case you are wondering about that odd email welcoming you to a list
you already receive, I've switched 2000-register at autox.team.net 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 2000-register at autox.team.net you send mail to 2000-register at autox.team.net
- 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. One major change is that there is now a digest option.
This is where the messages are collected into a daily digest instead
of being sent out one at a time individually.  With a fairly low traffic
list like this it isn't really an issue.  But if you want, you can go
to the admin pages listed in the message trailer and select digest or
non-digest delivery as you desire.

Another 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
a-student at diploma.mill.edu as your main address.  But sometimes you
send mail from work, so you can subscribe busybee at monolith.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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