Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 1, No. 9. Wednesday, 1 Aug 1990.
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 90 13:58:52 EDT
From: Ken Steele <
Subject: Please Check Your Address
Some SHAKSPEReans have reported rejection messages from the
Listserv or Fileserver when issuing interactive commands as outlined in
the SHAKSPER GUIDE. I have added the following paragraph to the
SHAKSPER GUIDE so that new members will not be mystified in similar
fashion, but for current members I reproduce it here:
Confusion is commonly caused by the fact that many SHAKSPEReans
have two potential e-mail addresses. The longer, "domain" address,
will look something like mine: "
", while the
shorter "RSCS" address is more like "KSTEELE@utorepas". The problem is
not in receiving daily mailings -- any correct address will work just
fine. The difficulty is in using interactive messages to obtain
information from ListServ or documents from the SHAKSPER Fileserver.
Most of ListServ's commands are available ONLY to registered
SHAKSPEReans (commands such as "get," "review," or "set"). ListServ
recognizes members by comparison with the member list -- and here begin
the difficulties. When you issue an interactive (or "tell") command to
ListServ, the "RSCS" address is automatically attached to it. If you
have subscribed under your "domain" address instead, then, ListServ will
not recognize your command as coming from an actual SHAKSPERean. In
similar fashion, if you subscribe under your "RSCS" address, ListServ
will not recognize commands you mail in (because your mailer software
will automatically attach your "domain" address to mail messages).
Because interactive commands are usually all that members require, where
possible it is best to be subscribed under your shorter, "RSCS" address.
(An added complication: should you wish to subscribe under your
"domain" address instead, ListServ is case-sensitive: be sure that your
subscription capitalization is identical to the capitalization used by
your mailer program, or ListServ will not recognize your mailed
commands.) The good news is that if you don't understand a word of this
paragraph, and can only write your e-mail address one way, you can
forget all about this.
I would like to ask that current members check their address at the top
of this mailing: if the SHAKSPER Listserv is using a longer "domain"
address for you, and you know of a shorter "RSCS" address, please advise
the editor and he will alter your subscription information. You can
also verify that your address is correct by issuing an interactive
command, such as "TELL LISTSERV AT UTORONTO GET FILELIST SHAKSPER" -- if
ListServ rejects your request, the probably cause is your address
My apologies for the lengthy technicalities, but brief explanations
seem to prove still more confusing.
University of Toronto