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All mailing list administrative requests must be sent
*-request address (per RFC2142),
never to the list itself. For a mailing list named
email@example.com, the associated request address
The following are examples of how to determine the request form of a list:
|list name||request address|
Subscribe to the list. If you want to subscribe under a
different address, use a
Reply-To header in the
message. Also, be sure you have read our policy for public mailing lists
and our Guidelines
for Email Attachment Formats before subscribing.
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: subscribe
Note that you will not get an acknowledgement if you are already subscribed.
Also note that W3C mailing lists do not currently support a digest mode. RSS feeds are available, however.
Unsubscribe from the list. This can be done from an address
different from the one with which you subscribed.
For example, to unsubscribe from "email@example.com" use:
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: unsubscribe
From: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: unsubscribe email@example.com
Most (un)subscription requests are processed automatically without human intervention. Do not send multiple (un)subscription or info requests in one mail. Only one will be processed per mail.
Get information about the mailing list.
*-request server usually does quite a good
job in discriminating between (un)subscribe requests and messages
intended for the maintainer. If you for some reason would like to
make sure a human reads your message, make it look like a reply
(i.e. the first word in the "Subject:" field should be
"Re:", without the quotes of course); the
*-request server does not react to
In the event of an address change, first send an unsubscribe for the old address (this can be done from the new address), and then a new subscribe from the new address (the order is important).