Date: Tue, 14 May 1996 15:53:22 +0200
Reply-To: Ludger Hinners <lhinner@GWDG.DE>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Ludger Hinners <lhinner@GWDG.DE>
Subject: Too Much Mail
the number of mails on SAS-L list which are not interesting for everybdoy is
very big. This is not a special problem of SAS-L.
Therefore on other lists there is an option to restrict the topis of mails a
user will receive. It works like this:
* The listserver offers a list of topics which are diskussed on the list.
* Every user who does not want to get all mail has to tell the listserver in
which of this topics (s)he is interested in.
* Everybody who posts the list has to include some of the topic keyword in
the subject line of his/her posting.
An exampe of this is the windows95 list:
>From: "L-Soft list server at PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM (1.8b)"
>> SET WIN95-L TOPICS: -BACKUP -BUGS -HARDWARE
>Your subscription options have been successfully updated. Here are the exact
>settings now in use for your subscription. Please take a few moments to
>check that this is indeed what you wanted.
>Subscription options for Ludger Hinners <lhinner@GWDG.DE>, list WIN95-L:
>MAIL You are sent individual postings as they are received
>FULLHDR Full (normal) mail headers (formerly "FULLBSMTP")
>NOREPRO You do not receive a copy of your own postings
>ACK Short e-mail acknowledgement of successfully processed
>NOFILE You do not receive a copy of NJE files sent to the list
>The topics you subscribe to are: Apps, Desktop, Comm, Exchange, Msn,
>Network, Wish, Other
For SAS-L the following topis could be taken into consideration:
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