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Mailing List and Catalog Control

Mailing List and Catalog Control

None of these commands require an account on the server; thus the subject line need not contain any special value when specifying these instructions.  Parameters contained in [brackets] are optional.  For example: “name [address]” could be entered as “Blake” alone, or with the optional parameter added: “Blake user01@example.com”. Command parameters listed in “{ }” or “( )” require those symbols to be used.

COMMAND PARMS DESCRIPTION
USERS none  A listing of all user accounts which are not flagged to hide their information will be mailed back to the message originator.
Ex: USERS
 
LIST

none




[listname@example.com]




[listname@example.com (listpass)]

 A listing of all non-concealed named lists (Mailing Lists that are configured to respond to LIST commands) along with the names and addresses of all members will be mailed back to the message originator.
Ex: LIST

Retrieves the membership of the list “LISTNAME” if it is configured to respond to the LIST command.
Ex: LIST MDSUPP@example.com


This command retrieves the membership of the list “LISTNAME” even if it is configured to ignore the LIST command; as long as the list password is correct.  Parentheses around the list password ARE required.
Ex: LIST MDSUPP@example.com (PASSWORD)

 
SUBSCRIBE listname@example.com [address] [{real name}] [(pass)] The originator is added to the membership of the specified list provided that list exists and allows remote subscriptions.   If an optional address is specified after the list name then that address is added to the list’s membership rather than the address found in the FROM: field of the subscription message.  A real name can be added for the subscriber by including it in braces (e.g. {Frank Thomas}. If the list’s password follows this command (parentheses around it are required) then the command will be honored even if this list’s subscribe function is switched off.
Ex: SUBSCRIBE mdsupp@example.com  
Ex: SUBSCRIBE mdsupp@example.com user01@example.com {Blake Smith}
Ex: SUBSCRIBE mdsupp@example.com user02@example.com (MDPASS)
 
UNSUBSCRIBE
or
SIGNOFF
listname@example.com [address] [(pass)] The originator is removed from the membership of the specified list provided that list exists and contains the originator as a current member. If an optional address is specified after the list’s name then that address is removed from the list’s membership rather than the address found in the FROM: field of the unsubscribe message.  If the list’s password follows this command (parentheses around it are required) then the command will be honored even if this list’s unsubscribe function is switched off.
Ex: UNSUBSCRIBE MDSUPP (MDSPASS)
Ex: SIGNOFF MDSupportList user01@example.com
 
UPDATE listname old-address new-address {real name} (password) Removes “old-address” from the list and replaces it with “new-address”. An optional real name and password value may be given.
Ex: UPDATE mdsupp@example.com user01@example.com new@example.com {Mr. M}
 
SUPPRESS listname@domain.com address (password) This command adds 'address' to the lists suppression file.  The list's password must be provided and the list must already have a suppression file associated with it.
Ex: SUPPRESS list@mydomain.com me@mydomain.com (PASS)
 
UNSUPPRESS listname@domain.com address (password) This command removes 'address' from the lists suppression file.  The list's password must be provided and the list must already have a suppression file associated with it.
Ex: UNSUPPRESS list@example.com user01@example.com (PASS)
 
DIGEST listname@example.com [address] The sender is set to receive mail from the list in digest format.  If an optional address is specified after the list name then that address is set to digest mode.
Ex: DIGEST MDSupportList@mydomain.com
Ex: DIGEST mdsupp@altn.com joe@mdaemon.com
 
NORMAL listname@example.com [address] The sender is set to receive mail from “list” in normal (non-digest) format.  If an optional address is specifed after the list name then that address is set to receive in normal format instead of the sender.
Ex: NORMAL MDSupportList@example.com
Ex: NORMAL mdsupp@example.com user01@example.com 
NOMAIL listname@example.com [address] This command sets 'address' to nomail mode. The account will enter a suspended state and will no longer receive list traffic. If no address is specified then the originator of the message will be used.ex: NOMAIL list@example.com user01@example.com
 
MAIL listname@example.com [address]   This command returns 'address' to normal mode from nomail mode.  If no address is specified then the originator of the message will be used. Ex: MAIL list@example.com
Ex: MAIL list@example.com user01@example.com 
REALNAME listname@example.com [address] {real name} This command sets the real name value for “address” who is a member of list “listname” to the given value. The real name must be enclosed in { and } characters.
Ex: REALNAME user01@example.com {Blake Smith}
 
GET catalog magic-name (password) Retrieves a file from the specified catalog, MIME encodes it in an email message, and sends that message to the originating account or to the one specified in a RESULTS TO directive.
Ex: GET utils myutil (mypass)
NOTE: The special PUBLIC catalog doesn’t require a catalog name or password in order to retrieve a file.
 
DIR catalog  Retrieves a directory of the files and magic names available through the catalog.
Ex: DIR public.