Re: I want out!
Actually I have no intentioin of unsubscribing since I feel as you do that
this is an incredibly helpful, useful and speedy list. Someone else referred
to being trapped in list, and since it might seem like being trapped to
someone who's getting 150+ messages a day that they don't want, I jokingly
suggested changing "Subscribe" to "Get Trapped in List."
Thanks for the annotated "unsubscribe." Since I'm not planning to
unsubscribe I won't be using it, but there's some slight chance that people
who can't successfully unsubscribe from a non-'nix OS, will actually read it
and then extrapolate from it to their system. Unfortunately I'm not betting
----- Original Message -----
From: "USM Bish" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Ken Januski" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2000 4:00 PM
Subject: Re: I want out!
> On Tue, Nov 21, 2000 at 10:13:46AM -0500, Ken Januski wrote:
> > If the description for subscribing to list is changed from Subscribe to
> > Trapped in List" maybe people will pay more attention to the
> > for getting both in and out.:-)
> Don't know if "Get Trapped" is the right expression.
> I have learnt a lot from this list even after five
> years on Linux, and I am learning new things every
> day. This is the most helpful and knowledgeable list
> that I have suscribed to amongst all the Linux lists
> that I have encountered. YMMV!
> > I see both sides of this issue. I still haven't configured email on
> > so get my mail via Windows so a more Windows friendly method of
> > unsubscribing would be useful to me (if I ever decide to unsubscribe)
> > others. On the other hand there's probably even more to say for keeping
> > an honored tradition.
> Got your point (see remarks below)
> > Finally, after having read about 6 months worth of Stupid Unsubscriber
> > Rants, I'd have to say that an inordinate number of people seem to enjoy
> > opportunity of exercising that rant. Another tradition?:-)
> > Ken
> Its not that difficult through Windows as well. Any
> mailer could be used (even MS Outlook). All that is
> needed is to send a BLANK mail with the subject line
> reading : "unsubscribe" (without quotes ofcourse) to
> firstname.lastname@example.org. Have your sig
> disabled during the mail so that contents are BLANK
> for sure.This is all that the line stated below does
> when the cryptic bit of text is actually typed.
> mail -s unsubscribe email@example.com < /dev/null
> mail ................ the program used to send mail
> -s ................ send switch for mail
> unsubscribe ......... subject
> debian-user etc. .... addressee
> < /dev/null ......... piped in nil contents.
> The above explanation would be superfluous for most
> of the list... Just placing it for absolute newbies
> still in need of some assistance.
> If you have perl installed for DOS (or Unix/ Linux)
> I am prepared to send you a perl script which can
> send such mail directly using your SMTP address and
> is independent of configured mailing systems, be it
> DOS/Windows or Linux.
> In any case you can always "unsuscribe" through the
> links at debian.org, Can't you ?
> USM Bish
> To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to firstname.lastname@example.org
> with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact