Anne Quast wrote:
> At 09:32 28/09/1999 -0500, you wrote:
> >Anne Quast wrote:
> >> For some reason I've never written down the instructions for going 'no
> >> mail' or 'unsubscribing'. We're planning an extended trip and I need to
> >> Please can you tell me?
> >Go to the XTalk egroups page at
> >On that page, about halfway down, you should find a button which says "modify
> >subscription" . Click on that and you get to the page where you can change
> >delivery settings. Make sure, though, after you have changed things, that
> you go
> >to the bottom of THAT page and click on apply settings.
> >To subscribe to Xtalk, send an e-mail to: email@example.com
> >To unsubscribe, send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >To contact list managers, e-mail us at: email@example.com
> Isn't the above enough to unsubscribe while we're away? I hate having to
> go to web sites--I pay for my access by the minute and the less time I use
> online the happier I am. I tend to do all my writing/replying offline and
> only send and check mail online.
I'm answering Anne's question on list because what I say may be of interest to
Yes, it is enough if unsubscribinbg and then resubscribing suits you. But you
should note two things. First, resubscribing after unsubscribing is not
instantaneous -- as it is when you use the modify subscription button. That is to
say, you will have to go through the approve subscription process all over again.
In this instance, a message that you are applying for subscription comes to the
moderators and we have to act on it before you get posting privileges. And
depending on our schedules and whether we're online we may not see, let alone get
around to hooking you up to the List, for some time after you've sent in your
subscription request. With the modify settings button, however, you're back with
us as soon as you reset your own settings.
Second, there may be occasion when you're away that you use another computer to
check into the archives and see a message there that you just have to respond to.
But since you are unsubscribed, you will not automatically be allowed to post to
the List. The message will come to the moderators first as one that is not
recognized as being from a member and one therefore which needs our approval for
posting. And one again, if we're away, your message may not get posted for some
So you'll have to decide which option is more advantageous to you. In the
meantime, I suggest looking for an ISP -- or a "call pack" if your phone service
offers it -- that doesn't charge as you're now being charged. Are these things
available to you?
Jeffrey B. Gibson
7423 N. Sheridan Road #2A
Chicago, Illinois 60626