Mailing lists’ basic use

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Quick help

Subscribing and unsubscribing

Subscribe with the command
subscribe list-name jane.doe@helsinki.fi

Unsubscribe with the command
unsubscribe list-name jane.doe@helsinki.fi

Please note that in some cases, the list administrator has chosen to use an additional confirmation for registration. In this case, the subscription to the list must be confirmed separately with a reply message. Follow the instructions provided in the message.

Detailed help

Subscribing and unsubscribing

Subscribe with the command
subscribe list-name jane.doe@helsinki.fi

Unsubscribe with the command
unsubscribe list-name jane.doe@helsinki.fi

Majordomo is very specific with the form of address. The addresses for subscribing and unsubscribing must be identical.

Please note that in some cases, the list administrator has chosen to use an additional confirmation for registration. In this case, the subscription to the list must be confirmed separately with a reply message. Follow the instructions provided in the message.

Sending commands to the list server

Actions related to managing mailing lists, such as subscribing and unsubscribing, are made by sending e-mail commands to the Majordomo list server in majordomo@helsinki.fi.

The command is entered in the text section of the e-mail. The list server cannot process the subject field of an e-mail. Majordomo tries to interpret all text in the e-mails, such as your possible signature, as commands, so please check the e-mail before sending it.

Majordomo cannot read messages in HTML. Check from the e-mail program settings that the message is sent as plain text.

You can send several commands in the same message, one command per row. If the command is longer than one row, you can break it with a backslash (\), e.g.

subscribe reallylong-listname \
even-longer.emailaddress@helsinki.fi

Other commands

Checking your information (and subscription address)
which jane.doe@helsinki.fi or
which jdoe@cc.helsinki.fi