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Subject: [Mg-t] List stuff
From: "Mark J. Bradakis" <>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 16:01:58 -0600 (MDT)
In case you are wondering about that odd email welcoming you to a list
you already receive, I've switched from
majordomo to mailman list management software.   Some things will be
different, some will be the same.  As before, if you want to send mail
to you send mail to
- you'd be surprised at how many folks can NOT figure that one out!

With Mailman, managing your subscription should be more web friendly.
You can go to the web pages listed in the messages and muck about with
your settings. One change that may be of little value for a list with
such limited traffic is a digest option.  Basically that just holds
the list messages until the collection reaches a certain size or age,
and then sends out the individual messages in a single compliation
email.  Useful on busy lists like mgs or triumphs, which see dozens of
messages per day, of limited value on a quieter list such as this.

So you can go to the list info pages referenced in that introductory
mail, as well as the bottom of each message, and set your preferences
to regular or digest mode.

Another handy option is the 'nomail' feature.  If you are going to be away
from your email for a while, you can set your membership to nomail, and
then back to regular delivery upon your return.  A bit easier than having
to unsubscribe and then subscribe again.

A useful way to make use of the nomail feature is to enable submissions
from multiple addresses.  For example, one might want to subscribe as your main address.  But sometimes you
send mail from work, so you can subscribe
and set the second address to nomail.  So messages you send from
either address will pass the membership test, but you won't get multiple
copies of each list message.

RealSoonNow I'll have a web page that covers some more of the various
differences and features.

In truth I was just going to remove Blake Urban's address from the
list, and decided to go ahead and switch.  Eventually all the Team.Net
lists will be under mailman, it is taking me quite a while to actually
get around to getting it done.


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