Chuck Batteau (charles.r.batteau@BELLATLANTIC.COM)
Wed, 17 Jun 1998 10:37:58 -0400
Cary Coglianese asked "Can someone tell me how to set the digest function
for this list?"
To control how you receive messages from SCOUTS-L, you send a message to
The subject line may be blank
In the body of the message, enter this:
SET SCOUTS-L xxxxxx
where xxxxxx is DIGEST if you want mail in digest form
NOMAIL if you want to stop mail temporarily
MAIL to resume delivery of mail or to reset DIGEST
There are other control functions; these were described in the "welcome"
that was sent to you when you first subscribed. (We all kept that, didn't
It's essential to send these control messages to the listserver, NOT to
the mailing list. If you send it to SCOUTS-L, it will just be posted to
the list and count as one of the 50 message-per-day limit! It's all
untouched by human hands! Likewise it's essential to send these messages
from the email account that actually receives the SCOUTS-L postings, since
the listserver picks up the senders email address automatically. If it
doesn't match a subscriber's email address, the message is discarded and
a snarky message is sent back to you!
BTW, for others on the list, if you want to stop subscribing entirely
(moving to a different mail server, no longer in Scouting, or whatever)
the format of the message body is UNSUBSCRIBE SCOUTS-L
Hope this helps.
SM, Troop 751, Glen Allen, VA
Maybe they meant an hour a DAY!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City