There have been several messages lately publicly requesting removal from
the Unicode Distribution List. I have copied the "help" text below.
Steven A. Greenfield
UNICODE MAIL LIST HELP FILE
The public mail list "firstname.lastname@example.org" is open to anyone who
wishes to be involved in technical discussions of the Unicode Standard.
You can subscribe to the Unicode public mail list by sending a message
the list's "request" address. The subject line of your message should
contain the word "subscribe". The body of the message should contain a
subscription command, which has the following form:
subscribe YOUR_ADDRESS unicode
For example, if your e-mail address is "V_WoodHull@whitehouse.gov" you
would subscribe to the Unicode list by sending a note to
"email@example.com" with the subject line "subscribe" and the
contents as follows:
subscribe V_WoodHull@whitehouse.gov unicode
(Your personal name should not be specified; only your electronic mail
address is needed for subscription.) Subscriptions take effect
immediately, beginning with the next message posted to the list.
You may remove yourself from the mail list at any time by similarly
an "unsubscribe" message, for example, assuming your address is
"Leon_Trotsky@whitehouse.gov" you would unsubscribe by sending the
message to the same address "firstname.lastname@example.org":
unsubscribe Leon_Trotsky@whitehouse.gov unicode
3. POST MESSAGES
When you wish to post a message to the list itself (i.e., to the
subscribers), send it to "email@example.com", not to the request
address, "firstname.lastname@example.org". The "-request" address is
only for subscription and unsubscription.
4. CAVEAT EMPTOR
This list has occasional lulls during which only a message or two per
might be posted, but it has also been subject to heavy periods where
than twenty messages per day will be exchanged, so subscribers should be
prepared for both circumstances. In general, you can expect to see 5 to
messages per day.
The subscription mechanism is very literal, and it doesn't know about
the aliases by which you may be known. Therefore when you subscribe
make a note of your precise subscription address. You will not be able
unsubscribe without matching the precise address by which you
For example, if you subscribe as "email@example.com" then you will
be able to unsubscribe by the name "firstname.lastname@example.org", or by
"email@example.com" or any other such mis-matched address.
5. THE NEWS LIST (BROADCAST ONLY)
There is also a "news" list to which you can subscribe if you are ONLY
interested in official consortium announcements, and have no wish to
participate in any technical discussion. Send a similar subscription
request to "firstname.lastname@example.org", to wit:
subscribe Walt_Klondike@northpole.net news
If you subscribe to the Unicode@unicode.org list, then it is REDUNDANT
subscribe to the news list; all official announcements are sent to both
lists. If you subscribe to both, you will get two copies of all
announcements. In subscribing to the news list, you gain nothing extra;
the news list is a broadcast-only list intended solely for individuals
no interest in technical discussions or message exchange.
The mail lists are not serviced by a LISTSERV type of server. The
set of the server is limited to simple requests for addition & removal.
There is no digest mode. The list of subscribers is not available.
Messages are usually archived on a temporary basis, but the archives are
not currently available for downloading; and there are no plans to make
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