A reminder about suspending mail that came to me from PMC-LIST. It
also applies to SCREEN-L.
Happy holidaze, friends.
If you are going away for vacation and would like not to receive mail
from _Postmodern Culture_ or PMC-Talk until you return, here are some
instructions for suspending mail. These instructions will work not only
for PMC-LIST and PMC-TALK, but also for any other Listserv-based groups
to which you subscribe, provided you substitute the correct listname and
network distribution node.
Why should you bother? If you are subscribed to several lists or even to
one very active list, list-produced mail can fill up your mailbox in a matter
of days. A full mailbox may make it difficult for you to operate your mail
program when you return, and it will eventually start bouncing messages back
to the list from which they originate, which can be a nuisance for the list
owner (some list owners automatically unsubscribe you when this happens).
PLEASE NOTE: In the following, all instructions which are typed in
upper case are to be reproduced exactly as shown; items enclosed in
brackets are to be replaced with the relevant information (no brackets
should be used).
To turn the mail off, send a mail message to LISTSERV@[node] with the
following as the text of the message:
SET [listname] NOMAIL
Note that there should be no blank lines, no spaces, and no other text
before the command, and no other text after it.
To turn the mail back on, send a mail message to LISTSERV@[node] with
the following command as the text of the message:
SET [listname] MAIL
The Listserv program will pick up your address from the header of the
incoming mail, so you don't need to worry about including it.
SO: to turn mail off for PMC-Talk, for example, you would send mail to
LISTSERV@NCSUVM or [log in to unmask] with the text
SET PMC-TALK NOMAIL
and to turn mail off for _Postmodern Culture_, send a mail message to
the same address with the text
SET PMC-LIST NOMAIL
If you are permanently closing out your e-mail account, please do
remember to unsubscribe. The command for doing that is
UNSUB PMC-TALK (or)
sent as a mail message to LISTSERV@NCSUVM or [log in to unmask]
Co-editor, _Postmodern Culture_