Every time two of EDEQUITY's subscribers received a message,their system would
reply with an automatic message. Because the auto-reply was sent to the list,
they would receive their messages back and everything would start over again.
They recieved their own messages and each other's, resulting in the mess you
WHY DID GAEA'S RESPONSE TAKE SO LONG?
I was out of the office. When I found out at roughly 3:15 EST, I unsubscribed
the two addresses, contacted EDC's MIS department, and contacted the AAUW.
WHY DID THE MESSAGES CONTINUE FOR A WHILE LONGER?
There were messages already traveling through the system when they were
WHAT OTHER MEASURES HAVE BEEN TAKEN?
Up until now, you didn't have to be a subscriber to send a message to EDEQUITY.
the messages en route would not have gotten through. We're still looking into
WHAT CAN I DO WHEN STUFF LIKE THIS HAPPENS?
You can send me a message. I check my moderating address and my monitoring
address a number of times a day. But, DO NOT SEND ME MORE THAN ONE MESSAGE. I
receive 3 to 7 times the number of messages the list does because of mail
systems that are experiencing difficulty. Also, other people are doing the same
exact thing. Because this is only one of my tasks, I am often working on
something else. Having my moderating mail box saturated with extra messages cuts
down on my response time.
You can also unsubscribe for a day.
HOW DO I UNSUBSCRIBE? AND OTHER USER'S GUIDE TIDBITS
Please remember to send your user commands to majordomo, not edequity. Please
feel free to contact me if you have trouble unsubscribing, subscribing, etc.
1. MAJORDOMO v. EDEQUITY:
EDEQUITY is run by Majordomo software on a UNIX server at EDC in Newton, MA.
Messages concerning your subscription should be sent to MAJORDOMO@MAIL.EDC.ORG.
Do not send subscription messages to the EDEQUITY list. If you have subscription
problems that have not been or cannot be solved by the MAJORDOMO, contact the
list administrator at EDEQUITY-ADMIN@MAIL.EDC.ORG for assistance.
Here are some MAJORDOMO commands. Send the command in the body of a message
without a "subject" line to MAJORDOMO@MAIL.EDC.ORG:
to subscribe to the digest
2. CONDUCT: Please be respectful and courteous at all times. Abusive behavior
and inappropriate and/or rude language will not be tolerated.
4. STOPPING MAIL: You cannot stop receiving mail from EDEQUITY temporarily. If
you need to stop receiving mail, unsubscribe from the list and then re-subscribe
when you want to begin receiving mail again.
5. WEEKLY DIGEST: The weekly digest is a compilation of the week's messages. To
receive the weekly digest of EDEQUITY messages, send the following in the body
of your message to MAJORDOMO@MAIL.EDC.ORG without a subject heading:
If you are already subscribed to the regular mailing list but only want the
digest, be sure to unsubscribe by sending this message to