you prefer to handle your subscription functions by e-mail
rather than by using the automated service at this site,
here are the basic instructions you will need.
How to address your message
subscription-related messages should be addressed to the
"LISTSERV address" which is
you've been around here awhile, you may notice that this
is a shorter address than the one we've used for years.
Shorter is better.
is very important to understand that this is the address
that gets your subscription messages to the computer in
Newfoundland, where they will be acted upon.
DO NOT send your requests to the LIST
address (which is BREAST-CANCER@mun.ca). If you send it
there, all 500+ members will receive your message, but
none of them will be able to act on your request.
Leave the "Subject" line blank
your e-mail program does not allow you to send a message
with a blank subject line, just press the space bar--that
will fool your program, but still keep the LISTSERV program
What messages to send to subscribe and unsubscribe
the following in the message field, using your own first
and last names:
BREAST-CANCER first name last name
[To subscribe to the List]
[To unsubscribe from the List]
subscribing or unsubscribing, you will receive a confirmation
message, to which you must reply as instructed.
Messages for other subscription options
[To temporarily stop messages, but keep you subscribed]
[To restart messages after "nomail"]
[To receive messages as a digest]
[To return to receiving messages individually]
find out how your subscription options are set]
Very important: what NOT
to include in your message
LISTSERV program that makes this List function cannot
deal with a message that contains words that are not in
its vocabulary. If your e-mail program is set to include
a "signature" file (putting a preset message
in your outgoing e-mails) LISTSERV will not be able to
handle your request. Be sure to turn off any signature
files you may have.
remember to put the hyphen in "BREAST-CANCER."