Requests for mailing list changes

Eliot Moss moss%ibis at
Tue Aug 25 13:37:13 UTC 1992

It continues to amaze me how few people know that the standard Internet
mailing list protocol for adminstrative changes to list foo at site is to send
mail to foo-request at site. In this case, requests to be added to, removed from,
etc., the self-interest list should go to:
		self-interest-request at 
When you send requests for such actions to self-interest you are wasting
resources by sending the message to everyone on the list, and annoying us in
the bargain. Most of us cannot do anything about your request, either. Thanks,
and I now return you to your regularly scheduled mail and news ..... EM

		J. Eliot B. Moss, Associate Professor
		Department of Computer Science
		Lederle Graduate Research Center
		University of Massachusetts
		Amherst, MA  01003
		(413) 545-4206, 545-1249 (fax); Moss at

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