W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-html@w3.org > June 2001


From: Brian Mc Cashin <brian@softwaresolutions.ie>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 09:56:59 +0100
Message-ID: <002201c0fe1d$f590fb40$1801a8c0@ESS>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
My one and only contribution to the list before unsubscribing myself : 

W3C Mailing List Administrativia 
All mailing list administrativia MUST be sent to a *-request address (per RFC2142), never to the list itself. For www-html@w3.org, for example, send mailing list requests to www-html-request@w3.org. Mail sent to the *-request address can have one of the following words in the Subject header: 

  Subscribe to the list. Note, that you won't get an acknowledgement if you are already subscribed - call it a bug or a feature - this is how our listserver works! If you want to subscribe under a different address, use a Reply-To header in the message. 
  Unsubscribe from the list. This can be done from an address different from the one you subscribed from. 
  Get information about the mailing list. 
  archive help 
  Get information about the list archive(s). All our mailing lists are archived and most archives are accessible from the Web 
Most (un)subscription requests are processed automatically without human intervention. Do not send multiple (un)subscription or info requests in one mail. Only one will be processed per mail. 

The *-request server usually does quite a good job in discriminating between (un)subscribe requests and messages intended for the maintainer. If you for some reason would like to make sure a human reads your message, make it look like a reply (i.e. the first word in the "Subject:" field should be "Re:", without the quotes of course); the *-request server does not react to replies. 
Received on Tuesday, 26 June 2001 04:58:28 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Wednesday, 7 January 2015 15:05:57 UTC