Setting MAIL and NOMAIL
To activate your subscription in the standard manner (where you receive up to 50+ individual messages per day), send the following command to email@example.com:
SET ATCA MAIL
If you find you are unable to cope with the large volume of individual posts then review the section on DIGEST/INDEX that directly follows this section. Either of these options will enable you to continue to participate in the list, without receiving many individual posts.
SET ATCA DIGEST
If you will be away from your computer for long enough for your mailbox to fill up (ATCA typically generates 50+ posts a day) set yourself to NOMAIL to prevent your mail from bouncing. To do this, send the command
SET ATCA NOMAIL
to the Listserv address. When you are back at your computer, send the command
SET ATCA MAIL
to the Listserv address, If you have forgotten to set yourself to NOMAIL, were away unexpectedly, your server had problems, or anything else caused your mail to bounce, the listowner will set you to NOMAIL. If your mail stops coming, the first step is to perform the SET ATCA MAIL command ( as described above). If that doesn’t work, contact the ATCA-REQUEST address about the problem. Including copies of what you sent the Listserv and the Listserv’s response will help in solving the problem.