(Un)Subscribing MapHist


There are two formats for subscribing MapHist:
  1. The "regular" list: a copy of every individual e-mail from the subscribers is sent to you. You will get multiple messages per day.
  2. The "digest" format: regular mailing list postings are accumulated and send out as one e-mail per day (with a maximum size of 100 Kb per message). This helps to reduce overall traffic into your e-mail box. If you subscribe to the digest format of a list, you do not need to subscribe to the regular list. Instruction for subscribing to the regular list are below.
You want to unsubscribe? Click here for instructions.

Subscribing to the digest format of MapHist

IMPORTANT NOTICE: When REPLYING to a digest version, you MUST compose a NEW message, otherwise you bombard the list with a whole day of messages at once.

To subscribe to the digest format of MapHist and type this (and only this) in the body of your message:

subscribe maphist-digest

Note: if you want to receive list mail at a different address from where you sent the subscribe command, you have to add an e-mail address, thus

subscribe maphist-digest [your name] <your e-mail>

Important: to avoid all kind of error messages or failure of the majordomo-instructions, send your commands as plain text only.
How do I send my e-mail as plain text?
Outlook 5 and 6:
Tools > Options > Send
Mail Sending Format: Press radio button "Plain Text"
Outlook 2000:
Tools > Options > Mail Format
Send in this message format: Choose in pull down menu for "Plain Text"
Eudora Pro:
Tools > Options > Styled Text
Press radio button "Send plain text only"

There is a confirmation procedure to be sure that nobody else can subscribe you to the list without your consent.
You will get two messages from the majordomo, the first:

Subject: Majordomo results 
--


>>>> subscribe maphist-digest
**** 
****    subscribe maphist-digest [your name] <your e-mail>
**** 
**** must be authenticated.  To accomplish this, another request must be
**** sent in with an authorization key, which has been sent to:
****    [your name] <your e-mail>
**** 
**** If the message is not received, there is generally a problem with
**** the address.  Before reporting this as a problem, please note the
**** following:
****
**** You only need to give an address to the subscribe command if you want
**** to receive list mail at a different address from where you sent the
**** command.  Otherwise you can simply omit it.
****
**** If you do give an address to the subscribe command, it must be a legal
**** address.  It should not consist solely of your name.  The address must
**** point to a machine that is reachable from the list server.
****
**** If you have any questions about the policy of the list owner, please
**** contact me.
**** 
**** Thanks!
**** 
>>>> 

And the second one:

Subject: Confirmation for subscribe maphist-digest 

Someone (possibly you) has requested that your email address be added
to or deleted from the mailing list "maphist-digest@pop.geog.uu.nl".

If you really want this action to be taken, please send the following
commands (exactly as shown):

        auth **** subscribe maphist-digest [your name] <your e-mail>

If you do not want this action to be taken, simply ignore this message
and the request will be disregarded.

If your mailer will not allow you to send the entire command as a single
line, you may split it using backslashes, like so:

        auth **** subscribe maphist-digest \
        [your name] <your e-mail>

If you have any questions about the policy of the list owner, please
contact me.

Thanks!

Just do what this message says, and send a new message with in the body only the line starting with "auth" Use cut and paste to get this entire line in the new message. In case you use reply and delete all other lines, be sure you also delete the automatic "reply" prefix symbol (usually >) of this line.

You'll get again two messages from the majordomo:

Subject: Majordomo results 

--

>>>> auth **** subscribe maphist-digest [your name] <your e-mail>
Succeeded.
>>>>
>>>>

And finally the welcome message:
Subject: Welcome to maphist-digest 
--

Welcome to the maphist-digest mailing list!

Please save this message for future reference.  Thank you.

If you ever want to remove yourself from this mailing list,
you can send mail with the following
command in the body of your email message:

    unsubscribe maphist-digest

or from another account, besides [your name] <your e-mail>:

    unsubscribe maphist-digest [your name] <your e-mail>

If you ever need to get in contact with the owner of the list,
(if you have trouble unsubscribing, or have questions about the
list itself) send email.
This is the general rule for most mailing lists when you need
to contact a human.

 Here's the general information for the list you've subscribed to,
 in case you don't already have it:

Now you can send messages to the MapHist forum and you will recieve all messages sent to this forum.

Unsubscribing

See the welcome message, a bit higher on this web page.

List of Subscribers

You can get a list of subscribers to MapHist by sending the following message:

who maphist

or for the subscribers to the digest format:
who maphist-digest

MapHist Archives

The contributions sent to MapHist are not archived. Annually, a MapHist CD-Rom is published with indexed, edited messages of all preceding years.


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