The Lysator Blake's 7 List can be controlled by email on via the web.


To post a message you must be a subscriber, though you do not have to be receiving messages from the list. ie you can be register to post even if you currently dont want to get the messages - for example you have several email addresses and want to post from all of them, or are just overloaded.

To post to this list, send your email to:

The list is still closed, so that only subscribers can post. In order to have second address you can post from (work, your parents' house, whatever), subscribe the new address and then set the "Don't deliver mail" option for it.

Subscribing and Controlling

Using the Web interface

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

It is strongly recomended that you use the web interface, if you can. As this has from experience been easily to use.

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

Using the email interface

Help for Blakes7 mailing list:

This is the text of email command help for 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 message.

List specific commands (subscribe, who, etc) should be sent to the *-request address, e.g. for the 'blakes7' list, use ''.

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!)

Assuming you password is Servalan and your email address is then to subscribe to the ordinary (non digest) list then email to with the message containing:

subscribe Servalan

If you want the digest list use:

subscribe Servalan digest

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. To unsubscribe using the example above, email to with the message containing:

unsubscribe Servalan

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 list.
Show the current values of your list options.
password <oldpassword> <newpassword>
Change your list password.
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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

Also see Kathryns guide to Lyst Culture .

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Last updated on 29th of March 2001.