[Buick-rover-v8] List changes

Mark J. Bradakis mark at bradakis.com
Sun Dec 30 22:25:15 MST 2007

In case you are wondering about that odd email welcoming you to a list
you already receive, I've switched buick-rover-v8 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 buick-rover-v8 at autox.team.net you send mail to buick-rover-v8 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 change is that there is now a digest option - you
can have the massive amounts of daily traffic to this list collected
into one big chunk of email, rather than individual messages.  I'm sure
some folks will like that!

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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