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RE: Unsubscribe me..

From: Tony Cleveland
Subject: RE: Unsubscribe me..
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2000 14:09:08 -0500

From the email that you should have received after joining the list:

You can also make such adjustments via email by sending a message to:


with the word `help' in the subject or body (don't include the
quotes), and you will get back a message with instructions.

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Prymmer [mailto:address@hidden]
Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2000 1:33 PM
To: Larry Jones
Cc: Raghu Nair; address@hidden
Subject: Re: Unsubscribe me..

On Wed, 1 Nov 2000, Larry Jones wrote:

> Raghu Nair writes:
> >
> > Any body know how I can unsubscribe from the list..
> Go to <> and click on the list you
> want to unsubscribe from.  Enter your email address in the box at the
> bottom of the page and click "Edit Options".  You'll almost certainly

Unfortunately entering "Edit Options" requires having valid
authentication.  Hence this recommendation is unworkable.

> then have to click on "Email My Password To Me" -- all of the GNU
> mailing lists were recently moved to new software (mailman) and they
> apparently just generated random passwords for all of the existing
> subscribers.  Once you've got your password, you can enter it and click
> "Unsubscribe".

You apparently cannot get your password emailed to you without having a
valid password.

Ordinarily Mailman will send out passwords about once a month but the
installation at GNU is misconfigured and does not do so.  Folks are
trapped on this list and do want to leave.

Peter Prymmer

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