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Date: Thu, 5 Mar 1998 11:25:00 -0500
From: "L-Soft list server at UVM (1.8c)" <[log in to unmask]>
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To: Jacqueline McDonough <[log in to unmask]>
Cc: Judy Ashley <[log in to unmask]>, Jon Hughes <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: You have been added to the DISSENT list
Thu, 5 Mar 1998 11:25:00
You have been added to the DISSENT mailing list (European dissent) by
Judy Ashley <[log in to unmask]>.
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find that this is getting annoying, especially if your mail program does
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mail has arrived from DISSENT. If you send a "SET DISSENT ACK NOREPRO"
command, LISTSERV will mail you a short acknowledgement instead, which
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you will know immediately that this is an acknowledgement you can read
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