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List Subscribers' Frequently Asked Questions at www.sierraclub.org/lists/faq.asp
User's Guide from lsoft.com
How do I Subscribe?
Send an email:
To: Listserv@lists.sierraclub.org
From: Your real email address
Subject: [this line is ignored and may be left blank]
Message: SUBSCRIBE NJ-RARITAN-VALLEY-NEWS
How do I Unsubscribe?
Do not send an email to the list itself. Go to the list of Sierra Club lists (lists.sierraclub.org), then click on NJ-RARITAN-VALLEY-NEWS. Then, click on "Join or leave the list".

Or, send an email from the email account which is subscribed to the list.

To: Listserv@lists.sierraclub.org
From: Your real email address
Subject: [this line is ignored and may be left blank]
Message: SIGNOFF NJ-RARITAN-VALLEY-NEWS


My email address has changed-- what do I do?
Send an email from your old email account:

To: Listserv@lists.sierraclub.org From: your old email account Subject: [this line is ignored and may be left blank] Message: CHANGE * new email address (where you type in your actual email.) Note: put a space on either side of the *. If you no longer have access to your old email account, contact your List Owner and include: Listname, old email, new email, your subscription first and last name.


How do I find the archives of a List? Go to the Sierra Club lists (lists.sierraclub.org), and click on NJ-RARITAN-VALLEY-NEWS. This will bring up an archive table of contents. (hint: use Ctrl + F to find key words on this page.)
Add/Change Owner/Managers:
Go to List Management > List Configuration > Tasks
Sign Off didn't work:
From: Sierra Club LISTSERV Server (16.0) LISTSERV@lists.sierraclub.org Subject: Your request to sign off the NJ-RARITAN-VALLEY-NEWS list

No entry for your USER99@ATT.COM address could be found on the NJ-RARITAN-VALLEY-NEWS list at LISTS.SIERRACLUB.ORG. Here are a number of possible reasons why you might still be getting mail from the list:

1. You may not be subscribed to this specific list (NJ-RARITAN-VALLEY-NEWS@LISTS.SIERRACLUB.ORG) but rather to an unrelated mailing list with the same (or similar) name on another host. Please carefully check the From and Sender lines of the messages you are getting to ensure that the mail is actually coming from NJ-RARITAN-VALLEY-NEWS@LISTS.SIERRACLUB.ORG. If this is not the case, you will have to contact the owners of the correct list.

2. You could be subscribed under a different, but equivalent address. For instance, your site might have a cluster of mail machines that go by the names GOLD.EXAMPLE.COM, SILVER.EXAMPLE.COM and so forth. Depending on how they are configured, you might have sent your original subscription request while logged into the GOLD machine and you may be trying to sign off from the SILVER machine, which LISTSERV would see as two unrelated hosts. Or your ISP may have silently changed the return address on your mail from, say, MAIL.ISP.COM to ISP.COM (or vice versa).

In this case, since the subscriber list for NJ-RARITAN-VALLEY-NEWS is not publicly searchable, the only thing you can do is to contact the list owner with a list of possible addresses under which you might be subscribed.

3. You might be subscribed under an equivalent yet different address - for instance, one with explicit gatewaying, or an X.400 address with different ordering of the various components, etc.

Again, since the subscriber list for NJ-RARITAN-VALLEY-NEWS is not publicly searchable, the only thing you can do is to contact the list owner with a list of possible addresses under which you might be subscribed.

4. You could be subscribed to the list under another account, from which mail is being automatically forwarded to your USER99@ATT.COM account. In that case you should be able to leave the list by resending the signoff request from the account in question.

5. You could be subscribed to the list indirectly, via a "redistribution" list. That is, one of the subscribers to the LISTSERV list is in fact a mailing list, to which you are yourself subscribed (note that this "redistribution" list is not necessarily managed by LISTSERV and, in fact, such lists are often manually maintained, in which case the only way to leave the list is to contact the person who maintains it). Since you are not directly subscribed to NJ-RARITAN-VALLEY-NEWS, the only way for you to stop getting the postings is to contact the administrators of the "redistribution" list and ask them to sign you off.

See also FAQ - Email Lists - Sierra Club


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Page Last Modified 8/22/2008


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