There have been some requests recently about resigning from Afrik-IT. Here
is a copy of the message all should have received on signing up.
>Please save this message for future reference, especially if you are not
>familiar with LISTSERV. This might look like a waste of disk space now, but in
>6 months you will be glad you saved this information when you realize that you
>cannot remember what are the lists you are subscribed to, or what is the
>command to leave the list to avoid filling up your mailbox while you are on
>vacations. In fact, you should create a new mail folder for subscription
>confirmation messages like this one, and for the "welcome messages" from the
>list owners that you are will occasionally receive after subscribing to a new
>To send a message to all the people currently subscribed to the list, just send
>mail to [log in to unmask] This is called "sending mail to the list",
>because you send mail to a single address and LISTSERV makes copies for all the
>people who have subscribed. This address ([log in to unmask]) is also
>called the "list address". You must never try to send any command to that
>address, as it would be distributed to all the people who have subscribed. All
>commands must be sent to the "LISTSERV address", [log in to unmask] (or
>[log in to unmask]). It is very important to understand the difference
>between the two, but fortunately it is not complicated. The LISTSERV address is
>like a FAX number, and the list address is like a normal phone line. If you
>make your FAX call someone's regular phone number by mistake, it will be an
>unpleasant experience for him but you will probably be excused the first time.
>If you do it regularly, however, he will probably get upset and send you a
>nasty complaint. It is the same with mailing lists, with the difference that
>you are calling hundreds or thousands of people at the same time, so a lot more
>people get annoyed if you use the wrong number.
>You may leave the list at any time by sending a "SIGNOFF AFRIK-IT" command to
>[log in to unmask] (or [log in to unmask]). You can also tell
>LISTSERV how you want it to confirm the receipt of messages you send to the
>list. If you do not trust the system, send a "SET AFRIK-IT REPRO" command and
>LISTSERV will send you a copy of your own messages, so that you can see that
>the message was distributed and did not get damaged on the way. After a while
>you may find that this is getting annoying, especially if your mail program
>does not tell you that the message is from you when it informs you that new
>mail has arrived from AFRIK-IT. If you send a "SET AFRIK-IT ACK NOREPRO"
>command, LISTSERV will mail you a short acknowledgement instead, which will
>look different in your mailbox directory. With most mail programs you will know
>immediately that this is an acknowledgement you can read later. Finally, you
>can turn off acknowledgements completely with "SET AFRIK-IT NOACK NOREPRO".
>Contributions sent to this list are automatically archived. You can get a list
>of the available archive files by sending an "INDEX AFRIK-IT" command to
>[log in to unmask] (or [log in to unmask]). You can then order these
>files with a "GET AFRIK-IT LOGxxxx" command, or using LISTSERV's database
>search facilities. Send an "INFO DATABASE" command for more information on the
>Please note that it is presently possible for anybody to determine that you are
>signed up to the list through the use of the "REVIEW" command, which returns
>the e-mail address and name of all the subscribers. If you do not want your
>name to be visible, just issue a "SET AFRIK-IT CONCEAL" command.
>More information on LISTSERV commands can be found in the LISTSERV reference
>card, which you can retrieve by sending an "INFO REFCARD" command to
>[log in to unmask] (or [log in to unmask]).
Patrick O'Beirne B.Sc. M.A. MICS, Systems Consultant, Author, Lecturer
Trainer and Developer in Clipper TickIT trained ISO 9000 Auditor
Compuserve: 100023,1304 WWWeb: http://www.iol.ie/~pobeirne/index.html
Systems Modelling Ltd, Gorey, Co. Wexford, IRELAND. VAT NO. IE4625958Q