Re: Your request to sign off the SCOUTS-L list
Ron C (texron@WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Sat, 11 Jul 1998 23:18:05 -0500
L-Soft list server at TCUBVM (1.8b) wrote:
> Fri, 10 Jul 1998 17:10:39
> No entry for your texron@POSTOFFICE.WORLDNET.ATT.NET address could be
> found in the SCOUTS-L list at TCUBVM.IS.TCU.EDU. Here are a number of
> possible reasons why you might still be getting mail from the list:
> 1. You could be subscribed under a different, but equivalent address. For
> instance, if your e-mail address as it appears in the 'From:' line of
> messages coming from you has the misfortune of depending on the distance
> between your workstation and the terminal room door, you were probably
> subscribed from a different address and, while your mail system knows
> that the two addresses are equivalent, LISTSERV has no way to know that.
> In this case the only thing you can do, beyond contacting the list owner,
> is to send a "REVIEW SCOUTS-L" command to find out under what address you
> are subscribed, and try to duplicate it with the help of your user
> support people.
> 2. If you are a BITNET user, you might be subscribed under your Internet
> address and sending this command via BITNET, or vice versa. Most BITNET
> sites have registered their Internet addresses in the BITNET nodes
> database, BITEARN NODES (the "tag" containing this information is called
> ':internet' - if you do not understand any of this, just bring a copy of
> this message to your user support people). Unfortunately, some sites have
> still not done that, and in such cases LISTSERV has no way to determine
> that, for instance, BITNET node XYZCOL1 is the same as Internet host
> VM3.XYZ.EDU. If you suspect this might be your problem, try resending
> your request via both interactive message (SEND under VMS, TELL under VM)
> and e-mail.
> 3. You might be subscribed under an equivalent yet different address -
> for instance, one with explicit gatewaying, or an X.400 address with
> different ordering of the various components, etc. You could send a
> "REVIEW SCOUTS-L" command and inspect the list membership to find out
> whether this is the case, and ask the list owners to remove that address
> from the list.
> 4. You could be subscribed to the list under another account, from which
> mail is being automatically forwarded to your
> texron@POSTOFFICE.WORLDNET.ATT.NET account. In that case you should be
> able to leave the list by resending the signoff request from the account
> in question.
> 5. You could be subscribed to the list indirectly, via a "redistribution"
> list. That is, one of the subscribers to the LISTSERV list is in fact a
> mailing list, to which you are yourself subscribed (note that this
> "sub-list" is not necessarily managed by LISTSERV and, in fact, such
> lists are often manually maintained, in which case the only way to leave
> the list is to contact the person who maintains it). Since you are not
> directly subscribed to SCOUTS-L, the only way for you to stop getting the
> postings is to contact the administrator of this sub-list and ask him to
> sign you off.
> You should be able to contact the list owners by simply replying to this
> message (if you do not know how to reply to a message in your mailbox,
> you can send a new message to 'SCOUTS-L-Request@TCUBVM.IS.TCU.EDU'
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City