JudoList

Discussion of All Aspects of Traditional and Modern Judo

SUBSCRIBING TO JudoList

UNSUBSCRIBING FROM JudoList

STOP RECEIVING MAIL FROM JudoList  (TEMPORARILY)

CHANGING TO DIGEST MODE OF JudoList

RETRIEVING Judo List's ARCHIVES

HELP WITH MAJORDOMO

Welcome to the JudoList, an email list for the discussion of all aspects of traditional and modern Judo.  JudoList uses Majordomo as a list engine and is hosted on an  OLM web hosting server.  Some of the features are open and some are closed to the list members only, and are discussed below for each case.  Please send any questions to the JudoList Administrator.

Majordomo is an automated system which allows users to subscribe and unsubscribe to mailing lists, and to retrieve files from list archives.  You can interact with the Majordomo software by sending it commands in the body of mail messages addressed to Majordomo@chas-ma.com. Please do not put your commands on the subject line because Majordomo does not process commands in the subject line. You may put multiple Majordomo commands in the same mail message by putting each command on a line by itself.

If you use a "signature block" at the end of your mail, Majordomo may mistakenly believe each line of your message is a command; you will then receive spurious error messages. To keep this from happening, put a line with just the word “end” after the last command line.  This will stop the Majordomo software from processing your signature or other sords in your email as bad commands.

Common features are listed on the left, with examples.

I. SUBSCRIBING TO JudoList

Once you've determined that you wish to subscribe to one or more lists on this system, you can send an email to the list server (Majordomo) to be added to the list.  The email "To" address for server commands is always "Majordomo@chas-ma.com".  The subject is left blank, and the commands are placed in the body where the text goes, one command per line, with the last line being the single word "end". 

To receive list mail at the address from which you're sending your mail, configure your email as follows:

From: <your current email address>
To:  Majordomo@chas-ma.com
Subject: <leave blank>
Body: subscribe judolist
end

If  you want to sign up with a different address other than the one that you are sending from, you would add that address to the command.   For example, this would look as follows:

From: <any email address>
To:  Majordomo@chas-ma.com
Subject: <leave blank>
Body: subscribe judolist  <a different email address>
end

You will  receive email notification that a request to subscribe has been received, and an acknowledgement is required.  If you are registering a different address, both the originator's and the applicant's addresses will receive a message containing the request for acknowledgement.   This is done to greatly reduce spam applications trying to use the JudoList for advertising.  If you get an approval message you are not expecting, please contact the JudoList AdministratorThe notification message will direct you to return a command line back to Majordomo@chas-ma.com.  Please respond by replying to the message, making sure the "To:" address is "Majordomo@chas-ma.com".  Delete all text except the command line you are to return, and place a new line after the command line with the single word "end".  An example of your email will be as follows:

From: <your current email address>
To:  Majordomo@chas-ma.com
Subject: <leave blank>
Body: auth XXXXXXX subscribe judolist  <email address>
end

The XXXXXXX will be the unique key for your acknowledgement request.

When your approval email is received and processed, you should receive an introductory message containing list policies and features. Save this message for future reference; it will also contain exact directions for unsubscribing. If you lose this email, send this message to Majordomo@chas-ma.com:

From: <list email address>
To:  Majordomo@chas-ma.com
Subject: <leave blank>
Body: help judolist
end

II. UNSUBSCRIBING FROM  JudoList

Remember the message you saved for future reference?  Now is the time to use it.  If you lost it, there is no problem. You can get a new welcome message as described above.  The intro message contains the exact command which should be used to remove your address from the list.  However, you can just send the below email to Majordomo@chas-ma.com with the command "unsubscribe" followed by the list name:

From: <list email address>
To:  Majordomo@chas-ma.com
Subject: <leave blank>
Body: unsubscribe judolist
end

To remove an address other than the one from which you're sending the request, give that address in the command:

From: <any email address>
To:  Majordomo@chas-ma.com
Subject: <leave blank>
Body: unsubscribe judolist <list email address>
end

You will  receive email notification that a request to unsubscribe has been received, and an acknowledgement is required.  If you are unsubscribing from a different address, both the originator's and the applicant's addresses will receive a message containing the request.

III. STOP RECEIVING MAIL FROM  JudoList (TEMPORARILY)

Note:  This feature is currently not available.  It is a version 2.0 feature, and Judolist is currently running version 1.9+. 

If you will be unable to read your email and you don't want your mailbox to be filled with messages, then you can use the following command to temporarily stop receiving mail the JudoList.  Send the following command line back to Majordomo@chas-ma.com:

From: <list email address>
To:  Majordomo@chas-ma.com
Subject: <leave blank>
Body: set judolist  nomail
end

If you are subscribed with an email address other than the one from which you are sending this email, then you can use:

From: <any email address>
To:  Majordomo@chas-ma.com
Subject: <leave blank>
Body: set judolist  nomail <list email address>
end

 When you wish to begin receiving list mail again, then sent the following command in the message body to Majordomo@chas-ma.com:

From: <list email address>
To:  Majordomo@chas-ma.com
Subject: <leave blank>
Body: set judolist  mail
end

If you are subscribed with a different email address other than the one from which you are sending email, you can use the following command:

From: <any email address>
To:  Majordomo@chas-ma.com
Subject: <leave blank>
Body: set judolist  mail <list email address>
end

 IV.  CHANGING TO DIGEST MODE OF  JudoList

A digest version of a list is a way to reduce the number of messages sent from JudoList to subscribers. With a digest, several messages are collected into one message. Although this does not reduce the total size too much, the main purpose is to reduce the number of separate messages. This actually helps the mail systems at both ends, and may help subscribers reduce clutter in their mailboxes.   The digest of JudoList  is actually a separate mailing list.called JudoList-Digest.  People subscribe independently to JudoList  and JudoList-Digest, keeping in mind the content is the same.   Although some may want to subscribe to both lists, if you want a digest version of JudoList, you must follow the directions above for judolist, but substitute "judolist" with "judolist-digest".  For example, to unsubscribe from  JudoList and subscribe to JudoList-Digest, configure your email as follows:

From: <your current email address>
To:  Majordomo@chas-ma.com
Subject: <leave blank>
Body: unsubscribe judolist
subscribe judolist-digest
end

 JudoList-Digest is currently being configured to be sent once per day.

V. RETRIEVING FILES FROM  JudoList's ARCHIVES

Many list owners keep archives of files associated with a list. These may include: - back issues of the list - help files, user profiles, and other documents associated with the list - daily, monthly, or yearly archives for the list

To find out if a list has any files associated with it, use the "index" command:

From: <list email address>
To:  Majordomo@chas-ma.com
Subject: <leave blank>
Body: index judolist
end

 If you see files in which you're interested, you may retrieve them by using the "get" command and specifying the list name and archive filename. For instance, to retrieve the files called "archive_name" , you would send an email to Majordomo@chas-ma.com as follows:

From: <list email address>
To:  Majordomo@chas-ma.com
Subject: <leave blank>
Body: get judolist  <archive_name>
end

You can get more than one archive by placing each "get" command on a separate line, as follows:

From: <list email address>
To:  Majordomo@chas-ma.com
Subject: <leave blank>
Body: get judolist  <archive_name #1>
get judolist  <archive_name #2>
get judolist  <archive_name #3>
end

IX. GETTING MORE HELP

To contact a human site manager, send mail to the JudoList Administrator.  You can also send an email to Tom Reiff at tom.reiff@chas-ma.com, or Dan Israel at dan@ebji.org.

To get another copy of the help message, send mail to Majordomo@chas-ma.com with a line saying "help" in the message body as follows:

From: <list email address>
To:  Majordomo@chas-ma.com
Subject: <leave blank>
Body: help judolist
end