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About GurpsNet-L

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How to Post

To post a message to all the list members, send email to gurpsnet-l@sjgames.com.

Important Notice

On GurpsNet-L, we strongly prefer that all messages be sent as plain text. If you don't know how to set your mail program to send plain text, go to the following: Configuring Mail Clients to Send Plain ASCII Text.

Do not attach files to your posts. If you want to submit a file for discussion, go to the list's file archive and upload the file. Once the moderator has reviewed it and ensured that it is valid, an e-mail will be sent to the list, notifying everyone of the file's presence.

How to Subscribe

List Subscription
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To subscribe to the list, fill out the subscription form on the right, or consult the "Managing your Account via E-Mail" section below. You will be sent email requesting confirmation, to prevent others from gratuitously subscribing you. This is a hidden list, which means that the list of members is available only to the list administrator.

You may enter a privacy password if you choose. This provides only mild security, but should prevent others from messing with your subscription. Do not use a valuable password as it will occasionally be emailed back to you in cleartext.

If you choose not to enter a password, one will be automatically generated for you, and it will be sent to you once you've confirmed your subscription. You can always request a mail-back of your password when you edit your personal options.


Managing your Account via the Web

To unsubscribe from GurpsNet-L, get a password reminder, or change your subscription options enter your subscription email address:

If you leave the field blank, you will be prompted for your email address

Managing Your Account via E-Mail

The following describes commands you can send via e-mail to get information about and control your subscription to this list. If you're subscribed to other lists on SJGames.com, you can use similar commands with them; just replace "gurpsnet-l" with the name of the list in question.

Commands should be sent to gurpsnet-l-request@sjgames.com; questions and concerns for the attention of a person should be sent to gurpsnet-l-owner@sjgames.com. A command can be in the subject line or in the body of the message.

About the Descriptions

Words in "<>"s signify required items and words in "[]" denote optional items. Do not include the "<>"s or "[]"s when you use the commands.

Commands

The following commands are valid:

confirm <confirmation-string>
Confirm an action. The confirmation-string is required and should be supplied with in mailback confirmation notice.
end
Stop processing commands. Use this if your mail program automatically adds a signature file.
help
Print this help message.
info
Get information about this mailing list.
lists
See a list of the public mailing lists on this GNU Mailman server.
password [<oldpassword> <newpassword>] [address=<address>]
Retrieve or change your password. With no arguments, this returns your current password. With arguments <oldpassword> and <newpassword> you can change your password.
If you're posting from an address other than your membership address, specify your membership address with `address=<address>' (no brackets around the email address, and no quotes!). Note that in this case the response is always sent to the subscribed address.
set ...
Set or view your membership options.
set help
Show this detailed help.
set show [address=<address>]
View your current option settings. If you're posting from an address other than your membership address, specify your membership address with `address=<address>' (no brackets around the email address, and no quotes!).
set authenticate <password> [address=<address>]
To set any of your options, you must include this command first, along with your membership password. If you're posting from an address other than your membership address, specify your membership address with `address=<address>' (no brackets around the email address, and no quotes!).
set ack on|off
When the `ack' option is turned on, you will receive an acknowledgement message whenever you post a message to the list.
set digest plain|mime|off
When the `digest' option is turned off, you will receive postings immediately when they are posted. Use `set digest plain' if instead you want to receive postings bundled into a plain text digest (i.e. RFC 1153 digest). Use `set digest mime' if instead you want to receive postings bundled together into a MIME digest.
set delivery on|off
Turn delivery on or off. This does not unsubscribe you, but instead tells Mailman not to deliver messages to you for now. This is useful if you're going on vacation. Be sure to use `set delivery on' when you return from vacation!
set myposts on|off
Use `set myposts off' to not receive copies of messages you post to the list. This has no effect if you're receiving digests.
set hide on|off
Use `set hide on' to conceal your email address when people request the membership list.
set duplicates on|off
Use `set duplicates off' if you want Mailman to not send you messages if your address is explicitly mentioned in the To: or Cc: fields of the message. This can reduce the number of duplicate postings you will receive.
set reminders on|off
Use `set reminders off' if you want to disable the monthly password reminder for this mailing list.
Use `set show' (without the quotes) to view your current option settings.
subscribe [password] [digest|nodigest] [address=<address>]
Subscribe to this mailing list. Your password must be given to unsubscribe or change your options, but if you omit the password, one will be generated for you. You may be periodically reminded of your password.
The next argument may be either: `nodigest' or `digest' (no quotes!). If you wish to subscribe an address other than the address you sent this request from, you may specify `address=
' (no brackets around the email address, and no quotes!)
unsubscribe [password] [address=<address>]
Unsubscribe from the mailing list. If given, your password must match your current password. If omitted, a confirmation email will be sent to the unsubscribing address. If you wish to unsubscribe an address other than the address you sent this request from, you may specify `address=<address>' (no brackets around the email address, and no quotes!)
who <password>
See everyone who is on this mailing list. The roster is limited to list administrators and moderators only; you must supply the list admin or moderator password to retrieve the roster.