E-Mail Lists - Majordomo Help File for ClickTrain

  INTRODUCTION
  01. SUBSCRIBING TO CLICKTRAIN
  02. STOP RECEIVING MAIL FROM CLICKTRAIN (TEMPORARILY)
  03. UNSUBSCRIBING FROM CLICKTRAIN
  04. CHANGING TO DIGEST AND NONDIGEST MODE
  05. RETRIEVING FILES FROM CLICKTRAIN'S ARCHIVES
  06. GETTING MORE HELP
  07. COMMAND SUMMARY FOR ADVANCED USERS

(This Majordomo help file has been customized for use with the ClickTrain list.)


This help message is being sent to you from the Majordomo mailing list management system at Majordomo@tardigrade.net.

This is version 1.94.3+ of Majordomo.

If you're familiar with mail servers, an advanced user's summary of Majordomo's commands appears at the end of this message.

Majordomo is an automated system which allows users to subscribe and unsubscribe to mailing lists, and to retrieve files from list archives.

You can interact with the Majordomo software by sending it commands in the body of mail messages addressed to "Majordomo@tardigrade.net". Please do not put your commands on the subject line; Majordomo does not process commands in the subject line.

You may put multiple Majordomo commands in the same mail message. Put each command on a line by itself.

If you use a "signature block" at the end of your mail, Majordomo may mistakenly believe each line of your message is a command; you will then receive spurious error messages. To keep this from happening, either put a line starting with a hyphen ("-") before your signature, or put a line with just the word

  end

on it in the same place. This will stop the Majordomo software from processing your signature as bad commands.

Here are some of the things you can do using Majordomo:

I. SUBSCRIBING TO CLICKTRAIN

Once you've determined that you wish to subscribe to ClickTrain, you can send commands to Majordomo to have it add you to the list, so you can begin receiving mailings.

To receive list mail at the address from which you're sending your mail, simply say "subscribe" followed by clicktrain:

  subscribe clicktrain

or you can use the shorter command of "subscribe":

  sub clicktrain

If for some reason you wish to have the mailings go to a different address (a friend's address, a specific other system on which you have an account, or an address which is more correct than the one that automatically appears in the "From:" header on the mail you send), you would add that address to the command. For instance, if you're sending a request from your work account, but wish to receive ClickTrain mail at your personal account you'd put the line

  subscribe clicktrain EmailAddressGoesHere

in the mail message body.

Based on configuration decisions made by the list owners, you may be added to the mailing list automatically. You may also receive notification that an authorization key is required for subscription. Another message will be sent to the address to be subscribed (which may or may not be the same as yours) containing the key, and directing the user to send a command found in that message back to Majordomo@tardigrade.net. (This can be a bit of extra hassle, but it helps keep you from being swamped in extra email by someone who forged requests from your address.) You may also get a message that your subscription is being forwarded to the list owner for approval; some lists have waiting lists, or policies about who may subscribe. If your request is forwarded for approval, the list owner should contact you soon after your request.

Upon subscribing, you should receive an introductory message, containing list policies and features. Save this message for future reference; it will also contain exact directions for unsubscribing. If you lose the intro mail and would like another copy of the policies, send this message to Majordomo@tardigrade.net:

  intro clicktrain

II. STOP RECEIVING MAIL FROM CLICKTRAIN (TEMPORARILY)

If you go on vacation or if you can't read your emails and you don't want your mailbox to be filled with messages from the mailing list you are subscribed to, then you can use this command to temporarily stop receiving mail from the list. If you want to get off forever, then please use the unsubscribe command.

Send the followng command in the mail message body to Majordomo@tardigrade.net:

  set clicktrain nomail

If you are subscribed with an email address other than the one from which you are sending this email, then you can use:

  set clicktrain nomail EmailAddressGoesHere

When you wish to begin receiving list mail again, then send the following command in the message body to Majordomo@tardigrade.net:

  set clicktrain mail

If you are subscribed with a different email address than the one from which you are sending email, you can use the following command:

  set clicktrain mail EmailAddressGoesHere

III. UNSUBSCRIBING FROM CLICKTRAIN

Your original intro message contains the exact command which should be used to remove your address from the list. However, in most cases, you may simply send the command "unsubscribe" followed by the list name:

  unsubscribe clicktrain

Or Majordomo@tardigrade.net also understands the shorter command of "unsubscribe":

  unsub clicktrain

(This command may fail if your provider has changed the way your address is shown in your mail.)

(In the above case just send the unsub request to the list. It will be bounced to us and we'll take care of it from here.)

To remove an address other than the one from which you're sending the request, give that address in the command:

  unsubscribe clicktrain EmailAddressGoesHere

In either of these cases, you can tell Majordomo@tardigrade.net to remove the address in question from all lists on this server by using "*" in place of the list name:

  unsubscribe *
  unsubscribe * EmailAddressGoesHere

NOTE: There is a space between the word "unsubscribe" and the "*"!

IV. CHANGING TO DIGEST AND NONDIGEST MODE OF CLICKTRAIN

If the mailing list to which you are subscribed to is a high usage list, as is ClickTrain, it means many messages per day will be sent to the subscribers. If you tire of reading all those messages or prefer to not fill up your mailbox continuously, then it would be the best for you to receive mail in digest mode from your mailing list.

You can easily change to digest mode, if you send the following command in the body of an email to Majordomo@tardigrade.net:

  set clicktrain digest

If you want to receive regular mail again, use:

  set clicktrain nodigest

V. RETRIEVING FILES FROM CLICKTRAIN'S ARCHIVES

Many list owners keep archives of files associated with a list. These may include:
- back issues of the list
- help files, user profiles, and other documents associated with the list
- daily, monthly, or yearly archives for the list

To find out if a list has any files associated with it, use the "index" command:

  index clicktrain

If you see files in which you're interested, you may retrieve them by using the "get" command and specifying the list name and archive filename. For instance, to retrieve the files called "profile.form" (presumably a form to fill out with your profile) and "clicktrain.9611" (presumably the messages posted to the list in November 1996), you would put the lines

  get clicktrain profile.form
  get clicktrain clicktrain.9611

in your mail to Majordomo@tardigrade.net.

VI. GETTING MORE HELP

To contact a human site manager, send mail to Majordomo-Owner@tardigrade.net.

To contact the owner of the ClickTrain list, send mail to owner-clicktrain@tardigrade.net or owner-clicktrain-digest@tardigrade.net.

To get another copy of this help message, send mail to Majordomo@tardigrade.net with a line saying

  help

in the message body.

VII. COMMAND SUMMARY FOR ADVANCED USERS

In the description below items contained in [ ]'s are optional. When providing the item, do not include the [ ]'s around it.

It understands the following commands:

  subscribe clicktrain [EmailAddressGoesHere]
    or
  sub clicktrain [EmailAddressGoesHere]
Subscribe yourself (or EmailAddressGoesHere if specified) to ClickTrain.
  unsubscribe clicktrain [EmailAddressGoesHere]
    or
  unsub clicktrain [EmailAddressGoesHere]
Unsubscribe yourself (or EmailAddressGoesHere if specified) from ClickTrain.
  unsubscribe * [EmailAddressGoesHere]
    or
  unsub * [EmailAddressGoesHere]
Will remove you (or EmailAddressGoesHere) from all lists. This may not work if you have subscribed using multiple addresses.
  set clicktrain nomail [EmailAddressGoesHere]
Temporarily stops mail from ClickTrain, but does not prevent you from sending in posts.
  set clicktrain mail [EmailAddressGoesHere]
Starts receiving mail again from ClickTrain.
  set clicktrain digest [EmailAddressGoesHere]
Changes your subscription of ClickTrain to digest mode.
  set clicktrain nodigest [EmailAddressGoesHere]
Changes your subscription of ClickTrain back to regular mail.
  index clicktrain
Return an index of files you can "get" for ClickTrain.
  get clicktrain <filename>
Get a file related to ClickTrain.
  info clicktrain
Retrieve the general introductory information for ClickTrain.
  help
Retrieve this message.
  end
Stop processing commands (useful if your mailer adds a signature).

Commands should be sent in the body of an email message to "majordomo@tardigrade.net". Multiple commands can be processed provided each occurs on a separate line.

Commands in the "Subject:" line are NOT processed.

Please contact "owner-clicktrain@tardigrade.net" or "owner-clicktrain-digest@tardigrade.net if you have any questions or problems.


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