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Admin reminder: ASCII preferred
Dear List -
I would like to repeat my encouragement to send only *plain-ascii*
messages to the list. MIME-encoded email doesn't work well with the
digest formatting, or the archive, and doesn't suit the email readers
of at least some list members. I think there are few situations in
which plain ascii email is inadequate - I personally much prefer URL
links to HTML or PDF documents, rather than receiving them inline.
I also append my standard set of notes on how to unsubscribe etc.
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Subject: Aperiodic admin reminder
From: Dan Ellis <email@example.com>
Date: $Date: 2002/09/02 13:58:39 $
Dear List -
Here's a reminder of some administration details for the email list
Messages for the entire list should be sent to AUDITORY@LISTS.MCGILL.CA
(case doesn't matter). As an "anti-spam" measure, the Listserver will
reject messages if it doesn't recognize the "From:" address in your
message as exactly matching one of the list recipients. Regrettably,
this results in a lot of false alarms; if you have trouble posting,
please just let me know so I can fix your address (or you can do it
yourself as described below).
The biographical database as well as an archive of postings are
available on the web. An experimental interface is available at:
I feel that this file is somewhat sensitive from a privacy point
of view, so I would request that you do *not* make any links to
it. That way we can keep it out of Web indexes, and it will only
be accessed by those who know the address.
Members can edit their own database entries (including changing the
email address used, or inactivating/reactivating the account) via a
web page. There is a randomly-generated 'password' required; clicking
the link at the bottom of the page displaying your record (accessed
via the audindex link above) will send the edit URL, including
password, to your email address as registered on the list. Also, I am
happy to generate the URL and mail it to you directly.
One option to reduce the burden on your mailbox from AUDITORY is to
switch to the "DIGEST" format, which instructs the listserver to send
you at most one message per day, containing all that day's postings.
You can switch to DIGEST format by selecting the "Daily digest" option
at the bottom of the database entry web page described above.
The home page for the list is:
which includes links to the postings archives, as well a few other
resources. (The postings archives and the member-list are also
available for download via HTTP as plain files in the baselevel
directory under member-list, postings-1993.gz, postings-1994.gz etc.)
To be removed from the list, you can use the web interface described
above. You can suspend your receipt of AUDITORY messages temporarily
by switching your subscription to inactive, then using the same page
to switch it back to active at some later date. New subscriptions can
be initiated via the web at:
Alternatively, these or any other admin matters can be sent to me at:
which is simply forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org .
-- DAn Ellis <email@example.com> http://www.ee.columbia.edu/~dpwe/
Dept. of Elec. Eng., Columbia University, New York NY 10027 (212) 854-8928
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