Renewing your free Taxacom subscription - Read this!

James H. Beach jbeach at NSF.GOV
Wed Jun 18 09:51:36 CDT 1997


We have a little housekeeping to do with Taxacom. The Taxacom mailing list
has been generating 2 MB of mail delivery errors a day.  It is not
realistic to individually query all of the subscribers with problematic
e-mail addresses, so we are going to issue a request to everyone to RENEW
their subscription using a very easy, highly parsimonious feature of the
Listserv software.

Within a few days each Taxacom subscriber will receive a message from the
Listserv mail server asking for a reply to the message to confirm that you
would like to continue to receive Taxacom.  A simple reply with a keyword
in the subject line or in the body of your reply will be requested.  The
instructions will be clear.

To avoid being unsubscribed, respond to that mail request.  If anyone
encounters problems, e-mail to:  taxacom-request at cmsa.berkeley.edu.

There will be a time limit of a few days in which the reply must be sent
back.  If you are seeing this for the first time after noticing your
Taxacom mail has been interrupted - and it's not mid-June 1997 - this is
the reason your mail has stopped. To resubscribe to Taxacom, use the
instructions below.

The best things in life are free.



The Taxacom Keepers.


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