Date: Thu, 6 Oct 1994 07:40:09 -0500 From: Natalie Maynor Subject: Re: replying to individuals Replying to my own reply... > So far, I haven't found anybody who could really explain how bandwidth > can be wasted. I've become convinced that the concept of wasted bandwidth > is a cybermyth. I didn't say that right. What I meant was that there's still plenty of bandwidth to go around and thus no need to worry about the waste. This does not, of course, address the question of subscribers' attitudes toward extra mail. I sometimes forget that, since I have all list mail filtered into separate files, keeping it from cluttering my regular mail space. As long as I'm cluttering, I might as well use this opportunity to remind y'all of a few LISTSERV basics. The 'reply-to' line is included in your headers, unless your particular system cuts off some of the headers. Lists can be set up to reply to either the whole list or the individual. I find that the latter arrangement tends to discourage list discussion (which is probably why not very many lists are set up that way). On ADS-L an ordinary reply command sends to the whole list in most cases. (I won't bore you with the details of the exceptions. You can tell if somebody is an exception by looking at the 'reply-to' command in the headers.) How to change your 'to' line in a reply depends upon your system. If you're using Unix, you enter the 'r' to reply and then enter '~h' to edit the 'to' line. Other odds'n'ends: To stop mail for a while (e.g., if you're going out of town), send this command to listserv[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] set ads-l nomail When you want to start mail again, send this: set ads-l mail To unsubscribe, send this: unsub ads-l To receive a list of subscribers, send this: review ads-l To check your list settings, send this: query ads-l For more listserv commands, send this: help --Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]