To subscribe, send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the first line of the mail as follows:
sub hdsoc-l Full NameWhere Full Name is your first and last name, e.g., SUB HDSOC-L Winifred Ellerman
Commonly used commands (address all commands to email@example.com):
You may leave the list anytime by sending a SIGNOFF HDSOC-L command to firstname.lastname@example.orgContributions to the list are automatially archived. Subscribers to the list may search the archives by sending an email message to email@example.com like the following (a search for messages discussing H.D. and Longinus):
You can set your subscription to digest (to receive one longer message occasionally, containing messages posted to the list) by sending the command SET HDSOC-L DIGESTS. To return to getting messages as they are posted, send the command SET HDSOC-L NODIGESTS.
To temporarily suspend receiving messages, send the command SET HDSOC-L NOMAIL. To receive messages again, send the command SET HDSOC-L MAIL.
To check the status of your subscription, send the command QUERY HDSOC-L.
Members of the list may get a list of subscribers, in alphabetical order by last name, by sending the command REVIEW HDSOC-L BY NAME.
For more information on these and other listserv commands, send the command INFO REFCARD.
//The listserv will send you a message telling you if your search was successful or not, and if it was, the messages containing your search term(s) will be mailed to you in one or more long messages. (The above search on "longinus" results in one long message from the listserv containing the postings to HDSOC-L discussing Longinus and H.D.)
Database Search DD=Rules
//Rules DD *
Search longinus in HDSOC-L
For information on searching the archived messages, send an INFO DATABASE command to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also get a list of the available archive files by sending an INDEX HDSOC-L command to email@example.com. You can then order these files with a GET HDSOC-L filename command.
HDSOC-L is maintained by Donna Hollenberg, DONNA.HOLLENBERG@uconn.edu