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Getting off the list

       Again we seem to be wading through a bunch of "remove me" messages
  sent to the mailing list address instead of the list processor itself. 
  To try (again) to make it both easier for anyone to get off the list
  and keep the rest of us from having to wade through them all I'm
  posting what you'd get if you were send the 'Help' command to the list
  processor, so below is the text generated by that command...and PLEASE
  save a copy.
   (NOTE: When sending a command to the list processor
  <listproc@essential.org> be sure to leave the subject field *BLANK*)
  			  ListProcessor 6.0
  Welcome to Essential Information's ListProcessor.  This message is
  automatically by your "HELP" request.  If you need to contact a human
  the following addresses:
  postmaster@essential.org 	for general questions related to mail
  listmaster@essential.org	for questions related to the
  ListProcessor at
  <list name>-owner@essential.org	to speak to the person in charge
  of the list
  				<list name> at Essential.ORG
  Some of the most common problems people encounter when working with
  listproc involve typographic errors (e.g. spelling the name of the list
  question incorrectly), mis-addressing requests (sending plain language
  requests to the automated listproc software), and different
  for requests (e.g. subscribing from one machine and making requests
  another).  No matter what, please don't get discouraged.  If the
  system isn't working for you, please send e-mail to the appropriate
  Probably everything you need to know about using the listprocessor at
  can be learned by using the automated requests sent to
  Here is a brief description of the set of requests recognized by
  Everything appearing in [] below is optional; everything
  appearing in <> is mandatory; all arguments are case insensitive. The
  bar ("|") is used as a logical OR operator between the arguments.
  Requests may
  be abbreviated, but you must specify at least the first three
  Recognized requests are:
  help [topic]
  Without arguments, this file. Otherwise get specific information on the
  selected topic. Topics may also refer to requests. To learn more about
  system issue a 'help listproc' request. To get a listing of all
  topics, generate an error message by sending a bogus request like 'help
  set <list> [<option> <arg[s]>]
  Without the optional arguments, get a list of all current settings for
  the specified list. Otherwise change the option to a new value for that
  list. Issue a 'help set' request for more information.
  subscribe <list> <your name>
  The only way to subscribe to a list. 
  unsubscribe <list>
  signoff <list>
  Two ways of removing yourself from the specified list.
  recipients <list>
  review <list>
  Get a listing of all non-concealed people subscribed to the specified
  information <list>
  Get information about the specified list.
  statistics <list> {[subscriber email address(es)] | [-all]}
  Get a listing of non-concealed subscribers along with the number of
  each one of them has sent to the specified list. If the optional email
  are given, then statistics will be collected for these users only. For
  		stat foo user1@domain user2@domain
  will generate statistics about these two subscribers. "-all" lists
  for all users that have posted on the list (whether currently
  subscribed ot
  Get a list of all local mailing lists that are served by this server,
  as well
  as of all known remote lists.
  index [archive | path-to-archive] [/password] [-all]
  Get a list of files in the selected archive, or the master archive if
  archive was specified. If an archive is private, you have to provide
  password as well.
  get <archive | path-to-archive> <file> [/password] [parts]
  Get the requested file from the specified archive. Files are usually
  split in
  parts locally, and in such a case you will receive the file in multiple
  messages -- an 'index' request tells you how many parts the file has
  been split
  into, and their sizes; if you need to obtain certain parts, specify
  them as
  optional arguments. If an archive is private, you have to provide its
  as well.
  view <archive | path-to-archive>] [/password] [parts]
  Same as "get" but in interactive mode justs catenates the file on the
  search <archive | path-to-archive>] [/password] [-all] <pattern>
  Search all files of the specified archive (and all of its subarchives
  if -all
  is specified) for lines that match the pattern. The pattern can be an
  egrep(1)-style regular expression with support for the following
  operators: '~' (negation), '|' and '&' (logical OR and AND), '<' '>'
  regular expressions). The pattern may be enclosed in single or double
  Note: . matches any character including new line.
  Get information about the current release of this ListProcessor system.
  Get a listing of local mailing lists to which you have
  The requests below are list owner specific. List owners should contact
  system's manager for extensive usage information:
  reports <list> <password>
  Obtain all reports about the specified local list.
  edit <list> <password> <file>
  Obtain the specified file for editing.
  put <list> <password> <keyword> [args]
  Manipulate addresses and change system files.
  approve <list> <password> <tag>
  Approve the message identified by the tag number for posting to the
  specified moderated list.
  discard <list> <password> <tag>
  Discard the message identified by the tag number sent to the specified
  In addition, help is available on the following topic(s):
  Learn how to connect to this ListProcessor over the Internet for live
  processing of your requests.
  Learn more about this system and list management software in general.
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