Subscribing and UBSUBSCRIBING from a listserv

From: Eve Katuna <>
Subject: Subscribing and UBSUBSCRIBING from a listserv
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 1997 17:50:34 -0500

This very informative email was posted just a short time ago. I am copying
it  and sending it out once again so that:
	1. Those of you (myself included ) who have been receiving this
email from someone requesting that his name be removed will understand why
you are receiving it.
	2. To GET this person OFF of this listserv so that the rest of us
can enjoy each others informative messages and holiday greetings.

	By the way, I do not work for NASA either. I am an eighth grade
teacher  in South Carolina.  The only thing that is necessary is that
everyone retain the commands or directions regarding removal of your name
from the listserv. I wish this person well and fare well.

EveDate: Mon, 08 Dec 1997 17:49:45 -0600
From: Jan Wee <>
Mime-Version: 1.0

Dear All,

First, let me introduce myself.  My name is Jan Wee and I
has been associated with the moderating of several PTK electronic
field trips (Live From Antarctica, Live From the Stratosphere, Live
>From the Hubble Space Telescope, Live From Antarctica 2 and Live From
Mars), part of the Sharing NASA resources found at Quest's K-12
Internet Initiative  <>

As a moderator of mail lists like this one I am keenly aware of the
importance of proper "list netiquette" and problems associated with
improperly posted "unsubscribe" messages.   So, if you don't mind,
I thought I would post this information for the benefit of those who are
NOT following proper netiquette in unsubscribing.

Mail lists, like this one, operate via special software that understand
"commands" eliminating the need for human intervention.  Mail lists
like discuss use TWO email addresses....

        1) An ADMINISTRATIVE address: Used for subscribing, unsubscribing,
                setting mail options (sometimes, not always), etc.

                In the case of the discuss list the administrative
                address is:

                TO THIS LIST!


        2) A LIST address:  Used for interacting with the members of the
        list.  When you want to post a note to the members of this list,
        you send the e-mail to this address and each member receives a
        copy of the posting.

                In the case of the discuss list the LIST address is:

If you are subscribed to the discuss list and would like to UNSUBSCRIBE...

        1.  Send a message to:

        2.  You may leave the subject blank (as no human reads this

        3.  In the body of the message, write:

                unsubscribe discuss

        4.  Send your message.   In a few minutes (usually) you will receive
                a confirmation message telling you that you have successfully

        5.  You are off the list!

This is the typical format for many lists but you should ALWAYS SAVE
the WELCOME message that you receive when you first subscribe.  Usually
(almost always) you are given the directions on how to remove yourself
from mail lists in this welcome message.  Some lists use a command
like SIGNOFF <name of list> instead of UNSUBSCRIBE.  So be alert!

As you can see, it is quite annoying to have folks sending unsubscribe
messages to the LIST when they should be sent to the ADMINISTRATIVE

So PLEASE file this message away and use it when and if you need to
unsubscribe from this list.   Remember... not all lists use this
format for unsubscribing!  So keep those welcome messages which
you may find quite useful some day.

Hope this helps and also I hope I haven't overstepped my bounds
by sharing the above info! :-)

Jan Wee

Mrs.Eve Katuna (
Science Teacher
Drayton Hall Middle School
3183 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29414

I teach at Drayton because I love the school, the atmosphere, and those
that teach with me.

In the sciences, we are now uniquely privileged to sit side by side with
the giants on whose shoulders we stand.
		-Gerald Holton