NABOKV-L post 0000621, Fri, 16 Jun 1995 10:43:40 -0700

1) I shall be in Nice for the Nabokov Conference, and NABOKV-L
will NOT be in operation from June 20th through June 26th. You may send
in items during that time, but they will be distributed only after the 26th.
After that, I hope to be presenting news from the conference.
2) Many of you will be away from NABOKV-L over the summer. If
so, please send the message UNSUBSCRIBE NABOKV-L and resubscribe later.
If you plan to be away for a shorter time, you can temporarily stop your
mail with the message SET NABOKV-L NO MAIL. To start getting mail again,
send the message SET NABOKV-L MAIL. All of these messages (commands)
should be addressed to LISTSERV@UCSBVM.UCSB.EDU and NOT, repeat NOT, to
NABOKV-L or to me. For your future reference, I am including below some
general information on usage of the list.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
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.

To send a message to all the people currently subscribed to the list,
just send mail to NABOKV-L@UCSBVM.UCSB.EDU. This is called "sending mail
to the list", because you send mail to a single address and LISTSERV
makes copies for all the people who have subscribed. This address
(NABOKV-L@UCSBVM.UCSB.EDU) is also called the "list address". You must
never try to send any command to that address, as it would be distributed
to all the people who have subscribed. All commands must be sent to the
"LISTSERV address", LISTSERV@UCSBVM.UCSB.EDU. It is very important to
understand the difference between the two, but fortunately it is not
complicated. The LISTSERV address is like a FAX number, and the list
address is like a normal phone line. If you make your FAX call someone's
regular phone number by mistake, it will be an unpleasant experience for
him but you will probably be excused the first time. If you do it
regularly, however, he will probably get upset and send you a nasty
complaint. It is the same with mailing lists, with the difference that
you are calling hundreds or thousands of people at the same time, so a
lot more people get annoyed if you use the wrong number.

You may leave the list at any time by sending a "SIGNOFF NABOKV-L"
command to LISTSERV@UCSBVM.UCSB.EDU. You can also tell LISTSERV how you
want it to confirm the receipt of messages you send to the list. If you
do not trust the system, send a "SET NABOKV-L REPRO" command and LISTSERV
will send you a copy of your own messages, so that you can see that the
message was distributed and did not get damaged on the way. After a while
you may find that this is getting annoying, especially if your mail
program does not tell you that the message is from you when it informs
you that new mail has arrived from NABOKV-L. If you send a "SET NABOKV-L
ACK NOREPRO" command, LISTSERV will mail you a short acknowledgement
instead, which will look different in your mailbox directory. With most
mail programs you will know immediately that this is an acknowledgement
you can read later. Finally, you can turn off acknowledgements completely

Contributions sent to this list are automatically archived. You can get a
list of the available archive files by sending an "INDEX NABOKV-L"
command to LISTSERV@UCSBVM.UCSB.EDU. You can then order these files with
a "GET NABOKV-L LOGxxxx" command, or using LISTSERV's database search
facilities. Send an "INFO DATABASE" command for more information on the

Please note that it is presently possible for anybody to determine that
you are signed up to the list through the use of the "REVIEW" command,
which returns the e-mail address and name of all the subscribers. If you
do not want your name to be visible, just issue a "SET NABOKV-L CONCEAL"

More information on LISTSERV commands can be found in the LISTSERV
reference card, which you can retrieve by sending an "INFO REFCARD"