Elvis Costello Regular Mailing List
The Elvis Costello mailing list allows you to participate in ongoing discussion about the Man with people all over the world, via email. Messages you send to the mailing list address get sent to all other subscribers of the list.
A previous incarnation of this list was once the subject of an article in the Irish Times.
You can choose to receive messages from the list in one of two forms;
immediate or digest.
If you choose the immediate form, mail from other members will arrive as individual messages, sent out as soon as they are received by the list server.
If you choose the digest form, you will receive other members' mail in groupings of about ten or so messages at a time. Depending on the amount of activity on the list, these will typically arrive about once or twice a day. Many people find the digest easier to live with than constant mail traffic.
email@example.com. In the body of the message write:
sub costello-l YourFirstName YourLastNameNote that this reads "costello-l" (the lower-case letter "l" as in "list"), not costello-1 or costello-I.
RecommendedIt is recommended, after you subscribe, that you send this message to the same address (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following line in the body of the message:
set costello-l IETFhdrThis will fix things so that replies-to-sender on your mail program will actually go to just the person who sent the message originally, while replies-to-sender-and-all-recipients will go to the entire list. When you first subscribe, the default headers are such that both actions will respond to the entire list.
Switching to the Digest FormIf you want the EC list in digest form, send a message to the same address (email@example.com) with the following line in the body of the message:
set costello-l digest
Switching to the Immediate Form (non-Digest)If you want to switch back to the immediate form from the digest form, send a message to the same address (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following line in the body of the message:
set costello-l nodigest
UnsubscribingTo sign off, send a message to the same address (email@example.com) with the following line in the body of the message:
signoff costello-lThis must be done from the same exact address that you subscribed from. This goes for all the other mailing list operations as well.
Posting to the listSend posts to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Note this is a different address from that used for commands.)
Temporarily Stopping MailTo temporarily stop mail from the mailing list, but still staying subscribed to it, send the following message to email@example.com with the following line in the body of the message:
set costello-l NoMailTo turn reception of mail from the mailing list back on, send the following message to firstname.lastname@example.org:
set costello-l Mail
You probably have not really been bumped from the list but have just been
changed to "No Mail". This probably happened because you reached your
quota of mail on your end and your server started rejecting mail from
the list. When this happens, the AOL server changes you to "No Mail" so
this bouncing stops.
What to do if you get "bumped" from the list
An easy way to see if you are still on the list and what options you currently have set is to send the following command in the body of a message to email@example.com:
query costello-lThis will return a listing of your current options, or it will return a message indicating that you are not subscibed to costello-l. If it says you are not subscribed, then go through the subscription process again. If it says you have been set to "No Mail", send the following command in the body of the message to firstname.lastname@example.org:
set costello-l MailThat should do it! If you are still encountering problems after following these steps, contact Michael Hernandez.