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Old 09-06-2003, 09:26 PM   #1
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How to post a thread in mailing list?

Fisrt, very sorry for my simple question.
I believe it is simple to many people.
However, I have tried more than ten times, all failed.
I want post a thread in freedos32's mailing list.
The homepage of freedos32 is

I type "***** Help for FreeDOS-32-dev mailing list:" in my mail's subject entry,
"Help for how to install freedos32 into the harddisk?" in my mail's body.
But I receive a mail, it said: "
This is an automated response.

There were problems with the email commands you sent to Mailman via
the administrative address

To obtain instructions on valid Mailman email commands, send email to
<> with the word "help" in
the subject line or in the body of the message.

If you want to reach the human being that manages this mailing list,
please send your message to

The following is a detailed description of the problems.

>>>>> Subject line ignored:
>>>>> ***** Help for FreeDOS-32-dev mailing list:

***** Help for FreeDOS-32-dev mailing list:
Help for FreeDOS-32-dev mailing list:

This is email command help for version of the "Mailman"
list manager. The following describes commands you can send to get
information about and control your subscription to Mailman lists at
this site. A command can be in the subject line or in the body of the

Note that much of the following can also be accomplished via the World
Wide Web, at:

In particular, you can use the Web site to have your password sent to
your delivery address.

List specific commands (subscribe, who, etc) should be sent to the
*-request address for the particular list, e.g. for the 'mailman'
list, use 'mailman-request@...'.

About the descriptions - words in "<>"s signify REQUIRED items and
words in "[]" denote OPTIONAL items. Do not include the "<>"s or
"[]"s when you use the commands.

The following commands are valid:

subscribe [password] [digest-option] [address=<address>]
Subscribe to the mailing list. Your password must be given to
unsubscribe or change your options. When you subscribe to the
list, you'll be reminded of your password periodically.
'digest-option' may be either: 'nodigest' or 'digest' (no
quotes!) If you wish to subscribe an address other than the
address you send this request from, you may specify
"address=<email address>" (no brackets around the email
address, no quotes!)

unsubscribe <password> [address]
Unsubscribe from the mailing list. Your password must match
the one you gave when you subscribed. If you are trying to
unsubscribe from a different address than the one you
subscribed from, you may specify it in the 'address' field.

See everyone who is on this mailing list.

View the introductory information for this list.

See what mailing lists are run by this Mailman server.

This message.

set <option> <on|off> <password>
Turn on or off list options. Valid options are:

Turn this on to receive acknowledgement mail when you send
mail to the list.

Receive mail from the list bundled together instead of one
post at a time.

Get plain-text, not MIME-compliant, digests (only if
digest is set)

Stop delivering mail. Useful if you plan on taking a
short vacation.

Turn this on to NOT receive posts you send to the list.
Does not work if digest is set.

Conceals your address when people look at who is on this

Show the current values of your list options.

password <oldpassword> <newpassword>
Change your list password.

end or --
Stop processing commands (good to do if your mailer
automatically adds a signature file - it'll save you from a lot
of cruft).

Commands should be sent to

Questions and concerns for the attention of a person should be sent to
Command? Hi, all.
Command? How to install freedos32 into the harddisk?
Command? I install it into a floppy disk, and copy all the
Command? files to C:, the first activated and visible primary"

What is wrong?
Thank you.


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