Longevity mailing list (was: Antioxidants and Life Extension)

John de Rivaz John at longevb.demon.co.uk
Sat Nov 11 06:42:22 EST 1995

There is now a separate MLM list for longevists, so hopefully this 
material will be reduced on the longevity list. (Not that I have any 
particular objection to MLM.)

In article: <30A3899A.59E2 at evolving.com>  Gregory Bloom <gjb at evolving.com> 
> Ron Blue wrote:
> > 
> > On Fri, 10 Nov 1995, Till Noever wrote:
> > > In article <Pine.SOL.3.91.951107225745.5194A-100000 at minerva>, "Paul 
> > > (ES 1997)" <pboduch at minerva.cis.yale.edu> wrote:
> > >
> > > > What exactly is the name of the newsgroup? Can't find anything 
> > > > longevit.list.
> > >
> > > "sci.life-extension"
> > HOW do you subscribe to the above if you have no newsgroup service?
> > Ron Blue
> There is a longevity mailing list, which varies in quality from
> research announcements to MLM pill-peddling schemes, though it seems 
> sadly inclined more toward the latter.  I believe you can start a 
> subscription by sending a message to:
> that reads:
> SUBSCRIBE LONGEVITY myname at mysite.com
> (You must substitute your actual email address for myname at mysite.com.)
> Here's the info on using their mail server:
>  From: LONGEVITY Request
>  Subject: You are now subscribed to the LONGEVITY list
>  Sat, 26 Aug 1995 10:23:50
>  Your  subscription  to  the  LONGEVITY list  (Longevity  List)  has
> been
>  accepted.
>  Please save this message for future  reference, especially if you are
> not
>  familiar with LISTSERV.  This might look like a waste  of disk space
> now,
>  but in  6 months  you will be  glad you saved  this information  when
> you
>  realize that  you cannot remember what  are the lists you  are
> subscribed
>  to, or  what is the command  to leave the  list to avoid filling  up
> your
>  mailbox while you are on vacations. In fact, you should create a new
> mail
>  folder for subscription confirmation messages  like this one, and for
> the
>  "welcome  messages"  from the  list  owners  that you  will
> occasionally
>  receive after subscribing to a new list.
>  To send  a message to  all the people  currently subscribed to  the
> list,
>  just send mail  to LONGEVITY at TREARN. This is called "sending  mail to
> the
>  list",  because you  send mail  to a  single address  and LISTSERV
> makes
>  copies   for  all   the  people   who  have   subscribed.  This
> address
>  (LONGEVITY at TREARN) is also called the  "list address". You must never
> try
>  to send any  command to that address,  as it would be  distributed to
> all
>  the  people  who have  subscribed.  All  commands  must  be sent  to
> the
>  "LISTSERV  address", LISTSERV at VM.EGE.EDU.TR  (or
>  It is  very important to understand  the difference between the  two,
> but
>  fortunately it  is not complicated.  The LISTSERV  address is like  a
>  number, and  the list address  is like a normal  phone line. If  you
> make
>  your FAX  call someone's regular phone  number by mistake, it  will be
> an
>  unpleasant experience for him but you  will probably be excused the
> first
>  time. If  you do it  regularly, however, he  will probably get  upset
> and
>  send you a nasty  complaint. It is the same with  mailing lists, with
> the
>  difference that  you are calling hundreds  or thousands of people  at
> the
>  same time, so a lot more people get annoyed if you use the wrong
> number.
>  You  may leave  the list  at any  time by  sending a  "SIGNOFF
>  command  to LISTSERV at VM.EGE.EDU.TR  (or LISTSERV at TREARN.BITNET).  You
> can
>  also tell LISTSERV how you want it to confirm the receipt of messages
> you
>  send to the list.  If you do not trust the system,  send a "SET
>  REPRO" command and LISTSERV will send you a copy of your own messages,
> so
>  that you can see that the message was distributed and did not get
> damaged
>  on the  way. After a  while you may find  that this is  getting
> annoying,
>  especially if  your mail program  does not tell  you that the  message
> is
>  from you when it informs you that new mail has arrived from LONGEVITY.
> If
>  you send a "SET LONGEVITY ACK  NOREPRO" command, LISTSERV will mail you
> a
>  short acknowledgement instead, which will  look different in your
> mailbox
>  directory. With most mail programs you will know immediately that this
> is
>  an  acknowledgement  you  can  read  later. Finally,  you  can  turn
> off
>  acknowledgements completely with "SET LONGEVITY NOACK NOREPRO".
>  Contributions sent to this list are automatically archived. You can get
> a
>  list  of the  available archive  files  by sending  an "INDEX
>  command  to LISTSERV at VM.EGE.EDU.TR  (or LISTSERV at TREARN.BITNET).  You
> can
>  then order these  files with a "GET LONGEVITY LOGxxxx"  command, or
> using
>  LISTSERV's database  search facilities.  Send an "INFO  DATABASE"
> command
>  for more information on the latter.
>  Please note that  it is presently possible for anybody  to determine
> that
>  you are signed  up to the list  through the use of  the "REVIEW"
> command,
>  which returns the e-mail address and  name of all the subscribers. If
> you
>  do not want your name to be visible, just issue a "SET LONGEVITY
>  command.
>  More  information on  LISTSERV  commands  can be  found  in the
>  reference  card, which  you can  retrieve  by sending  an "INFO
> -- 
> Gregory Bloom  mailto:Gregory.Bloom at evolving.com  vox:303.740.5706
> fax:303.740.5800  ESI, 6892 S. Yosemite Court, Englewood, CO 80111
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