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= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = unsubscribe[-farewell][-nofarewell] listname [address] unsubscribe-pattern[-allmatching][-farewell][-nofarewell] listname pattern - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - address, if specified, is an email address listname, required, is the name of a mailing list at this domain pattern, if specified, is a Majordomo pattern (see "help patterns") -pattern, if specified, removes addresses matching a pattern -allmatching, if specified, unsubscribes every address that matches -farewell, if specified, sends a "farewell" message to each address. -nofarewell, if specified, suppresses the farewell message. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = The unsubscribe command will remove one or more addresses from a mailing list. The simplest way to remove your address from a mailing list is to send the following command in the body of an e-mail message to email@example.com: unsubscribe LISTNAME Replace "LISTNAME" with the name of the list you wish to leave. If the address you wish to remove from the list is different from the address from which you are sending the message, the command may be written instead as: unsubscribe LISTNAME ADDRESS Replace "ADDRESS" with the e-mail address you want to remove from the list. A confirmation message may be sent to that address or to the list administrators. When your address is removed from a mailing list with the unsubscribe command, your address will remain in Majordomo's registration database unless you use the unregister command to remove it. As long as your address is registered, you can continue to use your personal password to join mailing lists. See "help unregister" and "help password" for more details. If you use the unsubscribe-farewell command to leave a mailing list, Majordomo will send a farewell message to you. The standard farewell message contains instructions for using your password to resubscribe in one easy step. If you wish to change your address, you can use the changeaddr command instead of unsubscribing your old address and subscribing your new address separately. See "help changeaddr" for more details. If you wish to stop receiving mail temporarily, you can change all of your subscriptions to "nomail" mode with the following command: set ALL nomail Then, when you are ready to start receiving mail again, use the following command: set ALL nomail-return See "help set" for more details. Notes for list administrators Farewell messages ----------------- The "farewell" configuration setting determines whether or not a farewell message will be sent by default. If the farewell setting is set to "yes", Majordomo will send a farewell message to each address that is removed from the list unless the "nofarewell" command mode is used. If the farewell setting is set to "no", a farewell message will be sent only if the "farewell" command mode is used. The contents of the farewell message are determined by the "farewell_files" configuration setting. See "help configset_farewell" and "help configset_farewell_files" for more details. Patterns -------- If the "pattern" command mode is used, you must specify a pattern on the command line. See "help patterns" for an introduction to Majordomo patterns. An administrative password is required to use the "pattern" mode. The "regex" mode is identical to the "pattern" mode. If the "allmatching" command mode is also used, every address that matches the pattern will be removed from the list. Otherwise, only the first address that matches the pattern will be removed. Pattern examples ---------------- The following command will remove the first address that matches "example.net" from the LISTNAME mailing list: unsubscribe-pattern LISTNAME example.net The following command will remove every address that matches "example.edu" from the LISTNAME mailing list: unsubscribe-pattern-allmatching LISTNAME example.edu The following command will remove all of the subscribers from the LISTNAME mailing list: unsubscribe-pattern-allmatching LISTNAME ALL Canonical Addresses ------------------- Each e-mail address has an original and a canonical form. Usually these addresses are the same, but if the original address (the one that was used to subscribe to a mailing list) is an alias for another address, the latter address is the canonical address. (See "help alias" for more details on aliases.) When the "pattern" mode is used, the canonical addresses are compared to the pattern. This may cause some surprising results when an original address that does not match the pattern is reported to have been unsubscribed. For example, assume "firstname.lastname@example.org", an alias for "email@example.com", is subscribed to the "greenback" mailing list. The following command: unsubscribe-pattern-allmatching greenback frog will remove the canonical address, firstname.lastname@example.org, because it matches the pattern. However, the results of the command will say that email@example.com was removed from the greenback mailing list. Here documents -------------- List owners can unsubscribe more than one address or pattern from a mailing list using a here document. For example, to remove the addresses "firstname.lastname@example.org" and "email@example.com" from a list, the owner could use the following command: unsubscribe-farewell LISTNAME <<ABC firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com ABC See "help here_document" for more details. Auxiliary lists --------------- List owners can also remove addresses from a collection called an "auxiliary list" (see "help auxiliary_list" for more details.) The unsubscribe-farewell command works with auxiliary lists, but only if the address in question is registered in this domain (see "help register" for more information about the registration database). It is only possible to unsubscribe an invalid address using the "pattern" or "regex" command mode. Subscribers' addresses can become invalid, for example, if the GLOBAL configuration settings that affect the validity of e-mail addresses are made stricter. Every Majordomo command supports five administrative command modes. These modes are: noinform - Do not mail a notice to the list owners. nolog - Do not record this command in the log. nomessage - Do not mail the results if the "default user" command has been used. See "help default" for more information. quiet - Do not send a notice if the command is delayed. rule - Act as if the "access_password_override" configuration setting were turned off. The noinform, nolog, nomessage, and rule modes require the use of an administrative password. For more details, see the "Administrative command modes" section of the "help admin_commands" document. See Also: help admin_documents help admin_subscribers help auxiliary_list (which is used to manage a set of addresses) help changeaddr (which replaces one address with another) help configset_access_rules (to restrict access to this command) help configset_farewell (determines if farewell messages are sent) help configset_farewell_files (determines the contents of farewell messages) help configset_unsubscribe_policy help here_document help password (which changes an individual's password) help patterns (for simple and complex regular expressions) help register (which adds an address to the Majordomo registry) help subscribe (which adds an address to a list) help unregister (which removes an address from all lists) This is the "unsubscribe" help document for Majordomo 2, version 0.1201103110. For a list of all help documents, send the following command: help topics in the body of a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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