OT: RE: Unsubscribability

From: John Lawson <jpl15_at_panix.com>
Date: Mon Feb 3 15:19:00 2003

On Mon, 3 Feb 2003, Computermuseum wrote:

> What's the difference between spam and these rediculous mails... I don't
> now...

  "Spam" generally refers to an e-mail message that is sent out in bulk
quantities to large amounts of recipient adresses in an unsolicited way...
most often as advertising for some product or service. Spam, since it is a
bulk message generator, is objectionable to many becuae it is unwanted and
causes moderate to sever dgradation of storage and forwarding resources.

  'These rediculous mails' are being sent by me to the List in order to
try and remove the ongoing confusion that several Listmembers seem to have
concerning Subscribing/Unsubscribing.

> Please stop this crap....

  I will inform you, pleasantly, that using the word 'crap' in relation to
what I thought was a helpful message to you (and others), is faintly
insulting, and certainly not the way I personally choose to deal with my
freinds and fellow collectors here, Michel. As the unsubscribe process
seems to be giving you persistent trouble, I will try to be of help once

  In order to "stop this crap", please perform the following steps:

  1. Open a New Document in your mail program.

  2. Address the message to 'cctalk-request_at_classiccmp.org'

     You may cut-and-paste in between the quotes: don't include them.

  3. In the To: (or Subject:) field of your mail program, type the word
'unsubscribe'. Leave out the quotes, or cut/paste as above.

  4. In the body of the mail (the place where you write the message) leave
it blank... don't type any words.

  5. Send the mail after you've checked it for accuracy and errors.

  If all goes well, the 'spam and the 'crap' will magically vanish from
your mailbox, and you and the List (and I) can get on with our various

  Then, maybe you'll be in a better overall mood than you seem to be right

  I wish you well, and thanks for your contributions to the List.


Received on Mon Feb 03 2003 - 15:19:00 GMT

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