CSF currently uses two mailing list servers, listproc version 8.2 and majordomo version 2. One of our long range plans is to move many of CSF's mailing lists from listproc to majordomo. This page compares the features available to list subscribers for both list servers.
In the commands below, if a word appears in italics and capitalized, you will need to replace it with the appropriate value. For example, wherever you see LIST, you will need to substitute the name of one of CSF's mailing lists. Listproc commands should be sent to email@example.com, and majordomo commands should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Always put the commands in the body of the message; commands in the Subject: line will be ignored.
|How do I...||Listproc command||Majordomo command|
|subscribe to a mailing list||subscribe LIST YOUR_NAME||subscribe LIST|
|leave a mailing list permanently||unsubscribe LIST||unsubscribe LIST|
|leave a mailing list temporarily||set LIST mail postpone||set LIST nomail|
|return from a temporary absence to the previous mode of delivery||Not available||set LIST mail|
|receive messages one-at-a-time||set LIST mail ack||set LIST each|
|receive messages in a MIME digest||set LIST mail digest||set LIST digest-mime|
|receive messages in a plain text digest||set LIST mail digest-nomime||set LIST digest-text|
|receive a summary of messages in a digest, rather than the messages themselves||Not Available||set LIST digest-index|
|find out which lists are available on this server||lists||lists|
|change the address of my subscription||set LIST address OLD_ADDRESS PASSWORD NEW_ADDRESS||changeaddr OLD_ADDRESS|
|enable your other addresses to post messages to a mailing list||Not Available||alias NEW_ADDRESS|
|hide my address from the other subscribers||set LIST conceal yes||set LIST hideall|
|find out to which lists I'm subscribed||which||show|
|leave all of the lists to which I'm subscribed||purge||unregister|
|change my password||set LIST password OLD_PASSWORD NEW_PASSWORD||password NEW_PASSWORD|
|obtain a list of documents related to a mailing list||index LIST||index-long LIST|
|obtain archives of older messages which were distributed to a mailing list||get LIST ARCHIVE_FILE||get LIST ARCHIVE_FILE|
For the sake of security, majordomo will ask for confirmation from people who use the "subscribe" or "set" command. The confirmation message has the word "CONFIRM" in the subject header, and contains instructions for confirming. Basically, if you agree, reply to the confirmation message and put only the word
acceptin the body of the message. The confirmation step can be skipped if you use your majordomo password, for example:
approve PASSWORD set LIST nomail-10dFor more information on passwords, see the passwords section in the list owner summary.
Our page on special features for majordomo subscribers has more details about digests, going on vacation, and other options.