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---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 10:30:29 -0600 From: Randy Kluver <email@example.com> To: H-Net list for Asian History and Culture <H-ASIA@H-NET.MSU.EDU> Subject: Re: H-ASIA: ALL SUBSCRIBERS: CHANGING ADDRESS? PProfessor Conlon, I tried to change my address this way, and got a reply back saying that they couldn't find the H-Asia list. Should I keep trying, or do it the old way? Frank Conlon wrote: > H-ASIA > February 10, 2000 > > Notice to all H-ASIA Subscribers re: changing your subsription address > ************************************************************************* > From: Frank F. Conlon <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > Many H-ASIA members have experienced the frustrations of wanting to alter > their subscription addresses. Either they are leaving their original > institution and joining another, or their institution has changed its node > address, or the subscriber has altered the operative internet service > provider. > > In any event, in the past, the only way of dealing with this situation was > to sign off from the old address of record, and then submit a new request > for subscription. This could be time-consuming if the member wished to > end service instantly and not miss posts. Yet the subscription editor's > schedule does not allow 24/7 attention to requests. So time, and perhaps > important posts, were lost. > > Of course, frequently, internal changes to e-mail addresses occur and > cause difficulties when a member tries to change mail options or > unsubscribe. It is frustrating when one no longer has access to the net > from the address at which the membership is originally registered. Such > instances have required (and still will require) a request to one of the > H-ASIA editors for manual intervention. > > HOWEVER, if you still have access from the original account address where > your subscription commenced, I am pleased to announce that the H-Net staff > have introduced a wonderful time-saving improvement. > > Please note the message below from Jeff Janowick of H-Net: > <email@example.com> > > Hello, > > One problem that many subscribers (and therefore editors) have to handle > is changing email addresses. Changing subscriptions to match a new address > can be quite time consuming. > > Listserv now offers an easy command for subscribers, or editors, to use to > simplify this process: > > For subscribers who still have access from their OLD address, they should > send a message from their OLD address to firstname.lastname@example.org : > > CHANGE listname newaddress (e.g. CHANGE H-ASIA, email@example.com). > > They will then have to confirm this change from their NEW address for > security reasons. > > If they do not have access from their OLD address, any list owner can > update their address by sending the following command to > firstname.lastname@example.org > > CHANGE listname oldaddress newaddress > > This notifies the subscriber at their new address. > > This command allows users to maintain their current subscription options, > and also saves the hassle of signing off and re-subscribing. Also, users > can handle the change on their own without an editor's assistance in most > cases. > > Jeff Janowick > H-NET Listserv > ------ > > HOWEVER, let me remind you that if the address change involves a change of > institution, it is important that you also request a data form from > H-ASIA's editors in order that we may keep an up-to-date entry in our own > membership data file. > > We hope that this new capacity of the improved listserver at East Lansing > will be of help and benefit to all H-ASIA members. Please save this post > for future reference. > > Frank > > Frank F. Conlon > Professor of History > University of Washington > Seattle, WA 98195 > Co-editor of H-ASIA > <email@example.com> > ======================================================================== -- Randy Kluver Asian Studies Program/Communication Studies Oklahoma City University 2501 N. Blackwelder, OKC, OK 73106 USA (405) 521-5096 phone (405) 557-6001 fax ****NEW EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org