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unsubscribe[-farewell][-nofarewell] listname [address]
unsubscribe-pattern[-allmatching][-farewell][-nofarewell] listname pattern
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address,  if specified, is an email address 
listname, required, is the name of a mailing list at this domain
pattern,  if specified, is a Majordomo pattern (see "help patterns")
-pattern,     if specified, removes addresses matching a pattern
-allmatching, if specified, unsubscribes every address that matches
-farewell,    if specified, sends a "farewell" message to each address.
-nofarewell,  if specified, suppresses the farewell message.
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The unsubscribe command will remove one or more addresses from a 
mailing list.

The simplest way to remove your address from a mailing list is
to send the following command in the body of an e-mail message to
Majordomo@GreatCircle.COM:
  unsubscribe LISTNAME 
Replace "LISTNAME" with the name of the list you wish to leave.

If the address you wish to remove from the list is different from
the address from which you are sending the message, the command
may be written instead as:
  unsubscribe LISTNAME ADDRESS
Replace "ADDRESS" with the e-mail address you want to remove from
the list.  A confirmation message may be sent to that address or to
the list administrators.

When your address is removed from a mailing list with the unsubscribe
command, your address will remain in Majordomo's registration database
unless you use the unregister command to remove it.  As long as your
address is registered, you can continue to use your personal password to
join mailing lists.  See "help unregister" and "help password" for more
details.  

If you use the unsubscribe-farewell command to leave a mailing list,
Majordomo will send a farewell message to you.  The standard farewell
message contains instructions for using your password to resubscribe in
one easy step.

If you wish to change your address, you can use the changeaddr command
instead of unsubscribing your old address and subscribing your new
address separately.  See "help changeaddr" for more details.

If you wish to stop receiving mail temporarily, you can change all of 
your subscriptions to "nomail" mode with the following command:
  set ALL nomail
Then, when you are ready to start receiving mail again, use the
following command:
  set ALL nomail-return
See "help set" for more details.


                     Notes for list administrators

Farewell messages
-----------------
The "farewell" configuration setting determines whether or not a
farewell message will be sent by default.  If the farewell setting is
set to "yes", Majordomo will send a farewell message to each address
that is removed from the list unless the "nofarewell" command mode is
used.  If the farewell setting is set to "no", a farewell message will
be sent only if the "farewell" command mode is used.  The contents of
the farewell message are determined by the "farewell_files"
configuration setting.  See "help configset_farewell" and 
"help configset_farewell_files" for more details.


Patterns
--------
If the "pattern" command mode is used, you must specify a pattern on the
command line.  See "help patterns" for an introduction to Majordomo
patterns.  An administrative password is required to use the "pattern"
mode.  The "regex" mode is identical to the "pattern" mode.

If the "allmatching" command mode is also used, every address that
matches the pattern will be removed from the list.  Otherwise, only the
first address that matches the pattern will be removed.


Pattern examples
----------------
The following command will remove the first address that matches
"example.net" from the LISTNAME mailing list:

  unsubscribe-pattern LISTNAME example.net


The following command will remove every address that matches
"example.edu" from the LISTNAME mailing list:

  unsubscribe-pattern-allmatching LISTNAME example.edu


The following command will remove all of the subscribers from the
LISTNAME mailing list:

  unsubscribe-pattern-allmatching LISTNAME ALL


Canonical Addresses
-------------------
Each e-mail address has an original and a canonical form.  Usually these
addresses are the same, but if the original address (the one that was
used to subscribe to a mailing list) is an alias for another address,
the latter address is the canonical address.  (See "help alias" for more
details on aliases.)

When the "pattern" mode is used, the canonical addresses are compared to
the pattern.  This may cause some surprising results when an original
address that does not match the pattern is reported to have been
unsubscribed.

For example, assume "fred@example.net", an alias for "frog@example.edu",
is subscribed to the "greenback" mailing list.  The following command:
  unsubscribe-pattern-allmatching greenback frog
will remove the canonical address, frog@example.edu, because it matches
the pattern.  However, the results of the command will say that
fred@example.net was removed from the greenback mailing list.


Here documents
--------------
List owners can unsubscribe more than one address or pattern from a
mailing list using a here document.  For example, to remove the
addresses "a@example.com" and "b@example.com" from a list, the owner
could use the following command:

unsubscribe-farewell LISTNAME <<ABC
a@example.com
b@example.com
ABC

See "help here_document" for more details.


Auxiliary lists
---------------
List owners can also remove addresses from a collection called an
"auxiliary list" (see "help auxiliary_list" for more details.)  The
unsubscribe-farewell command works with auxiliary lists, but only if the
address in question is registered in this domain (see "help register"
for more information about the registration database).

It is only possible to unsubscribe an invalid address using the
"pattern" or "regex" command mode.  Subscribers' addresses can become
invalid, for example, if the GLOBAL configuration settings that affect
the validity of e-mail addresses are made stricter.

Every Majordomo command supports five administrative command modes.
These modes are:
  noinform  - Do not mail a notice to the list owners.
  nolog     - Do not record this command in the log.
  nomessage - Do not mail the results if the "default user" command
              has been used.  See "help default" for more information.
  quiet     - Do not send a notice if the command is delayed.
  rule      - Act as if the "access_password_override" configuration
              setting were turned off.
The noinform, nolog, nomessage, and rule modes require the use of an
administrative password.  For more details, see the "Administrative
command modes" section of the "help admin_commands" document.


See Also:
   help admin_documents
   help admin_subscribers
   help auxiliary_list (which is used to manage a set of addresses)
   help changeaddr  (which replaces one address with another)
   help configset_access_rules  (to restrict access to this command)
   help configset_farewell (determines if farewell messages are sent)
   help configset_farewell_files (determines the contents of farewell messages)
   help configset_unsubscribe_policy
   help here_document
   help password    (which changes an individual's password)
   help patterns    (for simple and complex regular expressions)
   help register    (which adds an address to the Majordomo registry)
   help subscribe   (which adds an address to a list)
   help unregister  (which removes an address from all lists)

This is the "unsubscribe" help document for 
Majordomo 2, version 0.1200410180.

For a list of all help documents, send the following command:
   help topics
in the body of a message to Majordomo@GreatCircle.COM.

For assistance, please contact the greatcircle.com administrators.
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