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Reggie Dwork <reggie@reggie.com>
Mon, 01 Apr 1996 08:57:32 -0800
v096.n001.1
Well, we experienced the change over yesterday getting rid of Majordomo and
the startup of Bestserv.  Here is the info file and the help file.  

PLEASE SAVE THIS LETTER...IT CONTAINS INFO AND COMMANDS THAT YOU HAVE NOT
EVER COME ACROSS PREVIOUSLY ON OTHER MAILING LISTS.

Reggie & Jeff

Command: info 

----- INFORMATION FOR LIST bread-bakers -----


BEGIN INFO bread-bakers
This is the info file for the Bread Bakers Mailing List.

This list is for discussion and recipe exchange of hand and machine 
made breads.  

This list is moderated and is available as a digest only.  Digests are 
sent out once per week or more frequently if necessary.  

We have an archive of all back issues but cannot support ftp or 
archive searching at this time.  We will send out individual issues on 
request - send requests to <bread-bakers-admin@reggie.com>.  

********************

The bread-bakers mailing list is run automatically by Bestserv.  The
commands and options are different from those of listserv, listproc or
majordomo.

The bread-bakers mailing list is only available in digest format.  

To subscribe to bread-bakers, send mail to 
  <bread-bakers-request@lists.best.com>.
In the body of the message, place:

    subscribe
    end

This will subscribe you at the address that your message is sent from.
This is almost certainly your correct address.  Bestserv will send you a
message asking you to confirm your subscription request.  You must reply
to the message changing the word REJECT in the subject to ACCEPT.  Your 
request will then be sent to us for approval.  You will get a confirmation
when your subscription has been approved.  If you have problems
subscribing, please write to us at <bread-bakers-owner@lists.best.com> and
we will assist you.  

To unsubscribe, send mail to <bread-bakers-request@lists.best.com>.  
In the body of the message, place:

    unsubscribe
    end

To send mail to the list, send to <bread-bakers@lists.best.com>.  
You must be subscribed to the list to post to the list.  If you have
multiple email addresses use the "alias" command to register your alternate
addresses.  Consult the Bestserv help file for more info.

To get the help file, send mail to <bread-bakers-request@lists.best.com>.  
In the body of the message, place:

    help
    end

The subscriber list is not available to anyone.

There is no equivalent of the listproc "ACK" setting - you will get a copy
of what you mail to the list.

There is no equivalent of the listproc "POSTPONE" setting - just unsubscribe
before you go and resubscribe when you return.

To contact a human to help solve problems, mail to 
  <bread-bakers-owner@lists.best.com>.
In real life, we are Reggie & Jeff Dwork.
END INFO
Command: help 
HELP for BESTSERV list server

BEGIN HELP GENERAL




  BESTSERV DOCUMENTATION - HELP FILE FOR USERS



  (I) SYNOPSIS OF BESTSERV LIST ALIASES

       listname - post to the list
       listname-response - authentication responses sent here
       listname-request - send subscribe/unsubscribe/etc...
       listname-command - send moderator command requests
       listname-errors - (error return for bounces, invisible)
       listname-owner - send mail to the moderator of the list


       bestserv-owner - moderator of the whole mailing list manager
       bestserv-errors - (error return for bounces, invisible)



  (II) GETTING THIS HELP FILE


       email a message to the request address of the list. For example,
       if the list is called 'test', you would email a message to
       'test-request@hostname.domain'.

       The body of the message should contain a single line, left
       justified, containing the keyword 'help' in lower case.

       The list server will generally respond with this help file.



  (III) AUTHENTICATION


       Many of the requests you make to the list server requires
       authentication. The list server authenticates a request by
       emailing a message back to you with a special Subject: line. The
       message contains complete iunstructions. You normally Reply the
       message (such that the original Subject is still in the Subject:
       header, possibly with an Re: in front of it). You must edit the
       REJECT clause in the Subject line to say ACCEPT if you want to
       go ahead and run your original command.

       You must be sure to leave the ID clause intact or the list manager
       will not be able to authenticate your request.

       The purpose of authentication is to ensure that a valid return
       email address exists and to disuade spammers from crashing the
       list. The moderator has the ability to turn on authentication AND
       moderation for any request, so you may not get an immediate
       response.



  (IV) SUBSCRIBING


       To subscribe to a list you normally send email to the -request
       address of the list, as in 'test-request@hostname.domain'. The
       body of the message should contain the keyword 'subscribe' alone
       or, if you want to subscribe a third party address, the subscribe
       keyword may be followed by an email address.

       subscribe

       or

       subscribe email-address

       By default, you will be subscribed to the digest version of the
       list. To subscribe to the single-message-per-mail version, use the
       'subsingle' command instead of the 'subscribe' command. The list
       manager may or may not have the list configured to force digest
       distribution, so you may not have a choice.



  (V) THIRD PARTY SUBSCRIBES


       A Third Party Subscribe occurs when person A subscribes person B
       rather then just himself. This is normally allowed. The list
       manager will most likely have recipient verification turned on,
       which means that person B will be sent an email asking him or her
       to acknowledge the subscription before that person is actually
       added to the list.

       If you receive a third party verification request and you do not
       want to be on the list, simply ignore the mail.



  (VI) POSTING FROM MULTIPLE EMAIL ADDRESSES


       By default, most lists only allow subscribed addresses to post to
       the list. You can add other addresses to the list with the 'alias'
       command.

       alias email-address

       This allows you to post to the list from another email-address
       without the list distribution being sent to that address. You can
       add as many aliases as you like.



  (VII) UNSUBSCRIBING


       To unsubscribe from a list, send the 'unsubscribe' command. You
       can also unsubscribe third parties by adding an email address.

       unsubscribe

       or

       unsubscribe email-address

       Note that if you have several list aliases, you should unsubscribe
       from those aliases as well as the one you are receiving the list
       on.



  (VIII) LIST INFORMATION


       You can request list-specific information with the 'info' command.
END HELP GENERAL
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Reggie & Jeff Dwork  <reggie@reggie.com>
Owners: bread-bakers, eat-lf, otbf (OverTheBackFence) Mailing Lists
For info write <list-admin@reggie.com>