Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0000359, Thu, 27 Oct 1994 15:28:47 -0700

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I am forwarding a standard message sent out to new subscribers although
the information in it is no less important for longtime subscribers.
Please read and save since it will answer many questions that may come
up later. In particular I call your attention to the fact that when you
wish to drop NABOKV-L or to close your account, PLEASE follow the
instructions below. Simply "bailing out" without following the necessary
procedures creates needless problems (and work) for your editor.

D. Barton Johnson
Department of Germanic, Slavic and Semitic Studies
Phelps Hall
University of California at Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Phone and Fax: (805) 687-1825
Home Phone: (805) 682-4618

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Date: Thu, 27 Oct 1994 15:01:00 -0700
From: L-Soft list server at UC Santa Barbara (1.8a) <LISTSERV@UCSBVM.ucsb.edu>
Subject: You have been added to the NABOKV-L list

Thu, 27 Oct 1994 15:00:59

You have been added to the NABOKV-L mailing list (Vladimir Nabokov Forum) by
Don Johnson <chtodel@HUMANITAS.UCSB.EDU>.

Please save this message for future reference, especially if you are not
familiar with LISTSERV. This might look like a waste of disk space now, but in
6 months you will be glad you saved this information when you realize that you
cannot remember what are the lists you are subscribed to, or what is the
command to leave the list to avoid filling up your mailbox while you are on
vacations. In fact, you should create a new mail folder for subscription
confirmation messages like this one, and for the "welcome messages" from the
list owners that you will occasionally receive after subscribing to a new list.

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With most mail programs you will know immediately that this is an
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