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Instructions

for BichonFrise-L

Bichons... Bichons... Nothing but Bichons...

 

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Bone Summary of Commonly Used Commands

BoneHow to Subscribe

Bone How to Unsubscribe

Bone How to Send Messages to the List

Bone How To See/Not See Your Posted Messages

Bone How To Duplicate Key Elements in the Header

Bone How to Change Delivery Format

Bone How To Suspend Messages Temporarily

Bone How To Get More Help Paw Bar

Instructions

Paw Summary of Commonly Used Commands

PawThese commands are to be sent to LISTSERV@APPLE.EASE.LSOFT.COM, *never* the mailing list. If possible, leave the subject lines blank.
 

What you want to have happen: 

What to type in your mail message:

To Subscribe  SUBSCRIBE BICHONFRISE-L Your Name
To Unsubscribe SIGNOFF BICHONFRISE-L
To Suspend List Mail SET BICHONFRISE-L NOMAIL
To Restart Mail (as individual msgs) SET BICHONFRISE-L MAIL
To Get Mail (not in digest form) SET BICHONFRISE-L NODIGEST
To Get Mail (as digests) SET BICHONFRISE-L DIGEST
To Get Acknowledgment of Your Posts SET BICHONFRISE-L ACK
To Not Get Acknowledgment of Posts SET BICHONFRISE-L NOACK
To Get Copy of Your Posted Msgs.  SET BICHONFRISE-L REPRO
To Not Get Copy of Your Posted Msgs SET BICHONFRISE-L NOREPRO
To See Your Distribution Options  QUERY BICHONFRISE-L
To Get Welcome Message GET BICHONFRISE-L WELCOME
To Get ARCHIVES (subscribers only) GET BICHONFRISE-L LOGyymmw 
(where yy=year, mm=month, w=week(A-E)
To Get a Copy of All the Commands  INFO REFCARD

 

PawEvery     email     message     sent      to     the     list     address (BICHONFRISE-L@APPLE.EASE.LSOFT.COM) is relayed to all the members on the list.  It  is  not  necessary  that you  have  full  Internet  access  to participate; if you can send and  receive email via the Internet, you can be a member of the "Bichon Frise Breed Discussion List".

If you want to do something that is not noted above, use the HELP command in your mail message. When you send a command message to the LISTSERV, do NOT include your signature at the end of the message.

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Paw How To Subscribe

Send an email to  LISTSERV@APPLE.EASE.LSOFT.COM with the following single line in the body of the message (leave the subject line blank):

SUBSCRIBE BICHONFRISE-L your name

OR

subscribe bichonfrise-l your name

Please include your  real first and last name. You  can leave the subject line blank,  or, if your email  service requires a subject  line (such as AOL), just type anything you want.  Please do NOT include a signature. If your application  for membership is  accepted, you will receive  an email confirmation that  your membership has  been processed. You will  have 48 hours  to  confirm  acceptance.  You  are  required  to  respond  to  the confirmation. Using  your reply function,  type "OK" (do not  include the quotes) in the body of the message  (do not include a signature) for your membership  to take  effect. You  will  start receiving  messages by  the following day.

Also, please note  that it's "BICHONFRISE-L" (the letter "L"  as in "LOVE thy Bichon") and not "BICHONFRISE-1" (the number one).

It is customary,  but not required, that all  new subscribers "introduce" themselves to the group. Once you  feel comfortable using the email list, please feel free  to send out a  note telling us about  yourself and your interest in the Bichon. It would be helpful to the other list subscribers to include  your Bichon(s) name(s), age(s),  and titles (if any).  If you have  any other  pets in  your household,  please mention  these in  your introduction.

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Paw How To Unsubscribe

If you must leave the list or wish to stop receiving messages altogether, send  your message  to LISTSERV@APPLE.EASE.LSOFT.COM  with the  following single line in the body (leave the subject line blank):

SIGNOFF BICHONFRISE-L

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Paw How To Send Messages to the List

The email address BICHONFRISE-L@APPLE.EASE.LSOFT.COM  is called the "list address".    To    send    your     message,    just    email    it    to BICHONFRISE-L@APPLE.EASE.LSOFT.COM and the LISTSERV  will make copies and distribute  your  message to  the  entire  Bichon  list. This  is  called "sending a message to the list". Be sure to include a descriptive subject line so that other subscribers will know whether it is a new subject or a continuing one. Please  include your return email address in  the body of your  message to  facilitate private  replies. (Note:  do NOT  send group messages  to  the LISTSERV@APPLE.EASE.LSOFT.COM  and  do  NOT send  group messages to the list owners.)

Please do NOT  send any command to  the "list address". They  will not be processed.  All commands  MUST be  sent to  LISTSERV@APPLE.EASE.LSOFT.COM that is  the "LISTSERV address". It  is very important to  understand the difference between  the two, but  fortunately it is not  complicated. The "LISTSERV  address" in  a sense  acts like  a FAX  number, and  the "list address"  acts like  a normal  phone  line. If  you  make a  FAX call  to someone's  regular phone  number by  mistake,  it will  be an  unpleasant experience for them, but you will  probably be excused the first time. If you do  it regularly, however, they  will probably become upset  and send you  a nasty  complaint. It  is  the same  with mailing  lists, with  the difference that you  are, in effect, "calling" hundreds of  people at the same time.  So a  lot more people  become annoyed if  you use  the "wrong number" and may tell you so.

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Paw How To See/Not See Your Posted Messages

You can  also tell  LISTSERV how you  want it to  confirm the  receipt of messages  you send  to the  list. BICHONFRISE-L  is set  to a  default of "Repro",  which means  that LISTSERV  will send  you a  copy of  your own messages. This way, you can see  that the message was distributed and did not get damaged on the way.

After a while you may find that this is annoying. This is especially true if your mail program does not tell  you that the message is from you when it informs  you that new mail  has arrived from BICHONFRISE-L.  To change this, send  an email to LISTSERV@APPLE.EASE.LSOFT.COM  with the following single line in the body (leave the subject line blank):

SET BICHONFRISE-L ACK NOREPRO

LISTSERV  will  email you  a  short  acknowledgment instead,  that  looks different in your mailbox directory instead of sending you a copy of your own message. With  most mail programs you will know  right away that this is an acknowledgment you can read later.

Finally, you  can turn off  acknowledgments completely, though  your list owner does NOT recommend this. However,  if you decide to do this anyway, send an email to  LISTSERV@APPLE.EASE.LSOFT.COM with the following single line in the body (leave the subject line blank):

SET BICHONFRISE-L NOACK NOREPRO

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Paw How To Duplicate Key Elements in the Header

Some subscribers  use mail programs  that only show BICHONFRISE-L  as the sender of any  message to the List. Since people  are notorious about not signing their names to their messages,  this can cause a lot of confusion in trying  to decide who  is saying what, and  can make it  impossible to send email privately. Send an email to LISTSERV@APPLE.EASE.LSOFT.COM with the following single line in the body (leave the subject line blank):

SET BICHONFRISE-L DUALHDR

LISTSERV will duplicate  key elements of the original  message within the message itself so it is apparent who sent the message.

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Paw How To Change Your Delivery Format

To receive  your messages in  digest format  (digest form means  you will receive all  the daily  messages from  the List  grouped together  into a single email, as opposed to receiving each message individually), send an email to LISTSERV@APPLE.EASE.LSOFT.COM with  the following single line in the body (leave the subject line blank):

SET BICHONFRISE-L DIGESTS

The current default of the List  is digest form. Digest recipients should be particularly careful  in replying to list messages  to AVOID resending the  entire  digest.  Make  sure  you change  the  subject  line  to  the appropriate subject description.

To   receive    the   messages    individually,   send   an    email   to LISTSERV@APPLE.EASE.LSOFT.COM with the following  single line in the body (leave the subject line blank):

SET BICHONFRISE-L NODIGESTS

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Paw How To Suspend List Messages Temporarily

If  you are  going on  vacation or  will otherwise  be unable  to receive messages for an extended period, please temporarily postpone your receipt of  BICHONFRISE-L posts  to  prevent  your mailbox  from  filling up.  To temporarily    suspend    list    delivery,     send    an    email    to LISTSERV@APPLE.EASE.LSOFT.COM with the following  single line in the body (leave the subject blank):

SET BICHONFRISE-L NOMAIL

You  will NOT  be  able to  use  this option  indefinitely.  You will  be unsubscribed  if this  option is  left  on for  2 weeks  or more.  Please unsubscribe  if  you  no  longer wish  to  receive  BICHONFRISE-L  email. However, if  you are removed from  the list, you may  always reapply when you are ready. To reapply follow the same procedure as a new subscriber.

To   start   receiving   your   messages  again,   send   an   email   to LISTSERV@APPLE.EASE.LSOFT.COM with the following  single line in the body (leave the subject blank):

SET BICHONFRISE-L MAIL

Resumes your temporarily suspended mail, whether individual or digests.

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Paw How To Get More Help

Send  an email  to  BichonFrise-L-REQUEST@APPLE.EASE.LSOFT.COM with  your question or  problem. The List Owner  (a human) will answer  your request for assistance.

It is not  necessary to first subscribe to the  Bichon Frise Mailing List to request and receive help.

Contributions sent to this list are automatically archived. You can get a list of the  available archive files by sending  an "INDEX BICHONFRISE-L" command to LISTSERV@APPLE.EASE.LSOFT.COM. You  can then order these files with a "GET BICHONFRISE-L LOGxxxx"  command, or using LISTSERV's database search facilities. Send  an "INFO DATABASE" command  for more information on the latter.

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Touch a Bichon and you have touched a bit of heaven...
Hold a Bichon and you have held the world...
Love a Bichon and you will love life forever...
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Our email addresses are: 
Janice Sheehy, Primary List Owner Janice@BichonFrise.org
Norma Dirszowsky, Secondary List Owner Normandy@Bichons.net
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Last update: Thursday, January 23, 2003
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