Admin reminder: ASCII preferred (Dan Ellis )

Subject: Admin reminder: ASCII preferred
From:    Dan Ellis  <dpwe(at)EE.COLUMBIA.EDU>
Date:    Mon, 2 Sep 2002 10:31:52 -0400

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. Best, DAn. - - - - - - - - - - ~/AUDITORY/aperiodic-reminder - - - - - - - - - - Subject: Aperiodic admin reminder From: Dan Ellis <dpwe(at)> Date: $Date: 2002/09/02 13:58:39 $ Dear List - Here's a reminder of some administration details for the email list AUDITORY(at)LISTS.MCGILL.CA: Messages for the entire list should be sent to AUDITORY(at)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: http: // 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: auditory-request(at) which is simply forwarded to dpwe(at) . -- DAn Ellis <dpwe(at)> Dept. of Elec. Eng., Columbia University, New York NY 10027 (212) 854-8928 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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