Re: NIR list is broadcasting "subscribe" messages.

Jill.Foster@newcastle.ac.uk Tue, 09 March 1993 19:37 UTC

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From: Jill.Foster@newcastle.ac.uk
Subject: Re: NIR list is broadcasting "subscribe" messages.
To: Charlotte Mooers <mooers@nnsc.nsf.net>
Cc: nir@cc.mcgill.ca
Message-Id: <emu-ct08.1993.0309.150259.njf@eata.ncl.ac.uk>
In-Reply-To: <199303091338.AA23905@cheviot.ncl.ac.uk>

Re:

> In the following message, shouldn't you tell people who want to join
> the NIR mailing list to mail to "mailbase-request@mailbase.ac.uk" and
> **not** to "mailbase@mailbase.ac.uk"?  I have received two "subscribe"
> messages in my inbox today, and they are just clutter to me.
> 
> ---Charlotte Mooers
>    NNSC User Services


 NO!!!!  

 Charlotte: 

 Mailbase@mailbase.ac.uk is an enhanced mailing list server and the
 subscription requests will be handled automatically.

 mailbase-request is an alias for the mailbase-helpline (a person)

 nir-request is an alias for the nir list owner (also a person).

 The mail you received will have been form people who mailed to the nir
 list by mistake rather than to the Mailbase Server.

 Hope this helps.


 Cheers - Jill