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You have been added to the CS3304_1381 mailing list (CS3304_1381
discussion list) by Stephen Edwards <edwards@CS.VT.EDU>.

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first time you are subscribing to an electronic mailing list. If you ever
need to leave the list, you will find the necessary instructions below.
Perhaps more importantly, saving a copy of this message (and of all
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folder will give you instant access to the list of mailing lists that you
are subscribed to. This may prove very useful the next time you go on
vacation and need to leave the lists temporarily so as not to fill up
your mailbox while you are away! You should also save the "welcome
messages" from the list owners that you will occasionally receive after
subscribing to a new list.

To send a message to all the people currently subscribed to the list,
just send mail to just send mail to CS3304_1381@LISTSERV.VT.EDU. 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
(CS3304_1381@LISTSERV.VT.EDU) 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," "LISTSERV address," LISTSERV@LISTSERV.VT.EDU. 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 that connects you
to a machine, whereas the list address is like a normal voice line
connecting you to a person. If you make a mistake and dial the FAX number
when you wanted to talk to someone on the phone, you will quickly realize
that you used the wrong number and call again. No harm will have been
done. If on the other hand you accidentally make your FAX call someone's
voice line, the person receiving the call will be inconvenienced,
especially if your FAX then re-dials every 5 minutes. The fact that most
people will eventually connect the FAX machine to the voice line to allow
the FAX to go through and make the calls stop does not mean that you
should continue to send FAXes to the voice number. People would just get
mad at you. It works pretty much the same way with mailing lists, with
the difference that you are calling hundreds or thousands of people at
the same time, and consequently you can expect a lot of people to get
upset if you consistently send commands to the list address.

You may leave the list at any time by sending a "SIGNOFF CS3304_1381"
command to command to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.VT.EDU. 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 CS3304_1381 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 CS3304_1381. If you send a
"SET CS3304_1381 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 CS3304_1381 NOACK NOREPRO".

Following instructions from the list owner, your subscription options
have been set to "REPRO NOACK SUBJECTHDR" rather than the usual LISTSERV
defaults. For more information about subscription options, send a "QUERY
CS3304_1381" command to CS3304_1381" command to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.VT.EDU.

Contributions sent to this list are automatically archived. You can get a
list of the available archive files by sending an "INDEX CS3304_1381"
command to command to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.VT.EDU. You can then order these files with
a "GET CS3304_1381 LOGxxxx" command, or using LISTSERV's database search
facilities. Send an "INFO DATABASE" command for more information on the

This list is available in digest form. If you wish to receive the
digested version of the postings, just issue a SET CS3304_1381 DIGEST

IMPORTANT: This list is confidential. You should not publicly mention its
existence, or forward copies of information you have obtained from it to
third parties. Please note that the "GIVE" command is automatically
disabled for all archive files.

Please note that it is presently possible for other people 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 CS3304_1381 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 command to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.VT.EDU.

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