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At 03:44 PM 5/7/98 +0100, Phil Hall - Systems Administrator wrote:
And don't forget gals too.
I have been quietly trying to unsubscribe from the list, and after the 5th
attempt over several weeks, all I get back is this poxy message each time
unsubscribe modern firstname.lastname@example.org
You might have asked to subscribe or unsubscribe an address other than
the one that appears in the headers of your mail message.
This usually means that you need to use "email@example.com" (what appears
in the message you JUST sent to the list) because for all intents and
purposes, it IS a different address than firstname.lastname@example.org.
For faster and less cryptic manipulation of your subcription, you might try
heading to the website:
Enter your address, or what you THINK it is supposed to be, and choose
"subscribed lists". Repeat the process for each address you think is might
have been used. I just did this, and in fact, the email@example.com IS the
right address (which does make the error you're getting seem weird -
perhaps the system doesn't want to let you unsub FROM a different address
than you're unsubbing?). Go there, and uncheck the box on "modern" and
submit, and you'll be off.
BTW, this is how I subscribed and switched between digest and normal modes,
and it works fine. Much easier than semi-cryptic
majordomo/listserv/homebrew list commands.
Ask your boss if "digest mode" would be acceptable to her/him. Otherwise,
if you have web access from the office, a Juno/lycos/excite/hotmail/etc
freebie web-based email account would probably suffice, and keep the
messages out of the corporate mail system without keeping you away from the
(as sysadm, couldn't you squirrel away an account on the system?)
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