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Re: [BKARTS] Your message to BOOK_ARTS-L-request@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU



I, also, received that message from the list server and wondered if it
could have been generated by a virus (Klez-H)?  I opened it but deleted it
right away. What more should those of us who received the message do?

At 08:50 AM 6/15/02 -0700, you wrote:
>I did not send a message.
>
>> From: "L-Soft list server at Syracuse University (1.8d)"
>> <LISTSERV@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
>> Reply-To: "Book_Arts-L: READ THE FAQ at http://www.philobiblon.com"
>> <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
>> Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 05:08:28 -0400
>> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
>> Subject: [BKARTS] Your message to BOOK_ARTS-L-request@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
>>
>> Sat, 15 Jun 2002 05:08:28
>>
>> Your message  to BOOK_ARTS-L-request@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU has  been forwarded
>> to the "list owners" (the people who manage the BOOK_ARTS-L list). If you
>> wanted to reach a human being, you used the correct procedure and you can
>> ignore  the remainder  of this  message.  If you  were trying  to send  a
>> command for the computer to execute, please read on.
>>
>> The BOOK_ARTS-L list  is managed by a LISTSERV  server. LISTSERV commands
>> should    always    be   sent    to    the    "LISTSERV"   address,    ie
>> LISTSERV@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU. LISTSERV never tries  to process messages sent
>> to the  BOOK_ARTS-L-request address; it  simply forwards them to  a human
>> being, and acknowledges receipt with the present message.
>>
>> The "listname-request" convention originated on  the Internet a long time
>> ago. At  the time, lists were  always managed manually, and  this address
>> was defined as an alias for the  person(s) in charge of the mailing list.
>> You would write to the  "listname-request" address to ask for information
>> about the list, ask  to be added to the list,  make suggestions about the
>> contents and policy, etc. Because this  address was always a human being,
>> people  knew and  expected to  be  talking to  a  human being,  not to  a
>> computer.  Unfortunately, some  recent  list  management packages  screen
>> incoming  messages  to  the  "listname-request" address  and  attempt  to
>> determine whether they are requests to  join or leave the list. They look
>> for words such as "subscribe," "add,"  "leave," "off," and so on. If they
>> decide your message is  a request to join or leave  the list, they update
>> the list automatically;  otherwise, they forward the message  to the list
>> owners. Naturally, this means that if  you write to the list owners about
>> someone else's  unsuccessful attempts to  leave the list, you  stand good
>> chances of  being automatically removed  from the list, whereas  the list
>> owners will never receive your message. No one really benefits from this.
>> There is no  reliable mechanism to contact a human  being for assistance,
>> and you can never  be sure whether your request will  be interpreted as a
>> command or as a message to the list owners. This is why LISTSERV uses two
>> separate addresses, one for the people in  charge of the list and one for
>> the computer  that runs it.  This way you  always know what  will happen,
>> especially if you are writing in a language other than English.
>>
>> In  any case,  if your  message was  a LISTSERV  command, you  should now
>> resend it  to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU.  The list  owners know  that you
>> have  received this  message  and may  assume that  you  will resend  the
>> command  on your  own. You  will find  instructions for  the most  common
>> administrative requests below.
>>
>> *********************
>> * TO LEAVE THE LIST *
>> *********************
>>
>> Write to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU and, in  the text of your message (not
>> the subject line), write: SIGNOFF BOOK_ARTS-L
>>
>> ********************
>> * TO JOIN THE LIST *
>> ********************
>>
>> Write to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU and, in  the text of your message (not
>> the subject line), write: SUBSCRIBE BOOK_ARTS-L
>>
>> ************************
>> * FOR MORE INFORMATION *
>> ************************
>>
>> Write to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU and, in  the text of your message (not
>> the subject  line), write:  "HELP" or "INFO"  (without the  quotes). HELP
>> will give you a  short help message and INFO a list  of the documents you
>> can order.
>>
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