Hepatitis C

JoeH510226 joeh510226 at aol.com
Sun Apr 16 00:46:48 EST 1995


You can get onto a Hepatitis C Mailing List by

E-mailing to LISTSERV at SJUVM.STJOHNS.EDU

In the body of the message write SUBSCRIBE HEPV-L <your name>

You will then get an automatic response by E-mail, like mine below:

Subject: You are now subscribed to the HEPV-L list
Date: 95-03-23 21:37:45 EST
From: LISTSERV at SJUVM.STJOHNS.EDU (BITNET list server at SJUVM)
Reply-to: HEPV-L-Request at SJUVM.STJOHNS.EDU
To: JoeH510226 at AOL.COM (Joe Hamill)Thu, 23 Mar 1995 21:36:03

Your subscription to the HEPV-L list  (SJU Hepatitis Support Group
ListHEPV-L) has been accepted. Please  save this  message  for future 
reference, especially  if  you arenotfamiliar with LISTSERV. This might
look like  a waste of disk space now, butin6 months you will be glad you 
saved this information when you realize thatyoucannot  remember what  are
the  lists you  are subscribed  to, or  what isthecommand to  leave the
list to  avoid filling up  your mailbox while you  areonvacations.  In
fact,  you  should create  a new  mail  folder forsubscriptionconfirmation
messages  like this one, and  for the "welcome messages"  fromthelist
owners that  you are will occasionally receive after  subscribing to
anewlist.To send a message to all the people currently subscribed to the
list, justsendmail to  HEPV-L at SJUVM.STJOHNS.EDU. This is  called "sending
mail to  thelist",because you send mail to a single address and LISTSERV
makes copies for allthepeople  who have  subscribed. This  address
(HEPV-L at SJUVM.STJOHNS.EDU)  isalsocalled the  "list address".  You must 
never try  to send  any command  tothataddress, as it would be distributed
to  all the people who have subscribed.Allcommands  must be  sent to  the
"LISTSERV  address", LISTSERV at SJUVM.BITNET(orLISTSERV at SJUVM.STJOHNS.EDU).
It is very  important to understand thedifferencebetween the two, but
fortunately it is not complicated. The LISTSERV addressislike a  FAX
number, and the  list address is like  a normal phone line.  Ifyoumake
your  FAX call someone's  regular phone number by  mistake, it will 
beanunpleasant experience for him but you  will probably be excused the
firsttime.If you  do it regularly,  however, he  will probably get  upset
and send  youanasty complaint.  It is the same  with mailing lists, with 
the differencethatyou are calling hundreds or thousands of people at the
same time, so a lotmorepeople get annoyed if you use the wrong number.You
may  leave the list at  any time by  sending a "SIGNOFF HEPV-L" 
commandtoLISTSERV at SJUVM.BITNET  (or  LISTSERV at SJUVM.STJOHNS.EDU).   You 
can  alsotellLISTSERV how  you want it to  confirm the receipt  of
messages you send  tothelist. If  you do not trust  the system, send  a
"SET HEPV-L REPRO"  commandandLISTSERV will send  you a copy of your  own
messages, so that you  can seethatthe message was distributed  and did not
get damaged on the  way. After awhileyou may  find that this  is getting
annoying,  especially if your  mailprogramdoes not  tell you that the 
message is from you  when it informs you  thatnewmail has arrived from 
HEPV-L. If you send a "SET  HEPV-L ACK NOREPRO"command,LISTSERV  will 
mail you  a  short  acknowledgement  instead, which  willlookdifferent in 
your mailbox  directory. With  most mail  programs you 
willknowimmediately that  this is an acknowledgement  you can read later. 
Finally,youcan turn off acknowledgements completely with "SET HEPV-L NOACK
NOREPRO".Following instructions from the list owner, your subscription
options havebeenset to  "REPRO" rather than the  usual LISTSERV defaults. 

For  moreinformationabout   subscription    options,   send    a   "QUERY 
 HEPV-L"    commandtoLISTSERV at SJUVM.BITNET (or
LISTSERV at SJUVM.STJOHNS.EDU).Contributions sent to this list are 
automatically archived. You can get alistof  the  available archive  files
 by  sending  an  "INDEX HEPV-L"  commandtoLISTSERV at SJUVM.BITNET (or
LISTSERV at SJUVM.STJOHNS.EDU). You can then orderthesefiles with a "GET
HEPV-L LOGxxxx"  command, or using LISTSERV's databasesearchfacilities.
Send an "INFO DATABASE" command for more information on thelatter.More
information  on LISTSERV commands can  be found in the 
LISTSERVreferencecard,  which  you  can  retrieve  by  sending  an  "INFO 
REFCARD"  commandtoLISTSERV at SJUVM.BITNET (or
LISTSERV at SJUVM.STJOHNS.EDU).-------------



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