OT Netscape help was Re: Neat time-wasters for DEC enthusiasts

From: D. Peschel <dpeschel_at_u.washington.edu>
Date: Wed Dec 16 10:18:48 1998

I'm sending this to the list in case other people are interested. Also, I
forgot to copy the sender's e-mail address out of the original message. :)

> OK, I'm having a problem with the list server.
> What do I send to classiccmp_at_u.washington.edu to get the digest form instead of individual messages ?

Actually, you shouldn't send the request to classiccmp_at_u.washington.edu
because that address sends mail to all the people on the list -- which is
entirely distinct from the list-processing software! And the software is
what you want to talk to.

If it makes things easier to understand, I suppose you cuold describe the
list-processing software as "the list itself" or "the list as an entity".

The address for the software is


And the request you should use is

        set classiccmp mail digest

Put the request in the body of the message. Don't add a signature. The
subject doesn't matter.

There are other requests. Two important ones are



        help topics

The "help" request gets you a general help file. The "help topics" request
gets you a short list of ALL the files you can request. To my way of
thinking (which tends to start with generalities and go to specifics) the
list of topics is much more helpful than having a single, general, probably
misguided help file. But you may disagree.

As you can see, I'm not impressed with the documentation here. It
contradicts itself; it mentions features which I think are not available.
(I think there's another privilege level above mine. Also, the sysadmins
here do wierd things to software.) I need to bug someone about this.

For prettier (though not necessarily better) dcumentation, go to


since CREN are the people who wrote the list-processing software.

Good luck,

-- Derek
Received on Wed Dec 16 1998 - 10:18:48 GMT

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