How to Sign-Off the Kidney-Onc list

Before you go, we’d like to make you aware of some alternatives to signing off…

    • You can stop mail delivery temporarily by setting No Mail Mode (See Below for How). This is an excellent option if you will be away from your computer for a few days or a few weeks.
    • You can use Digest Mode to get only one message a day from the list. Digest Mode sends you one big message each day containing all of the day’s messages. See below for how to set digest mode.
    • If the number of messages is overwhelming your inbox, another option is to set a filter in your email program so that all of the list mail goes into a special folder. That way you won’t need to hunt for your other important mail among mail from the list.
    • If you’d like to be able to participate without getting any mail from the list, you can set No Mail Mode (See Below for How) and still read the list using the archives. You can still post when you are nomail.


The Short Instructions

Send a e-mail message to:

[email protected]

Leave the subject line blank and on the first line of the message type:

unsubscribe kidney-onc

For information on other options and ways to sign-off see below.

Unsubscribing with a Web Form

Kidney-Onc is Hosted by ACOR, the Association of Cancer Online Resources.

You can modify or delete your subscription from the ACOR Kidney-Onc Subscription Form.

The form will require you to enter your e-mail address and you must use the exact same e-mail address you used when you subscribed. You after you submit the form, you will receive a confirmation message from the listserver. You will need to reply to this message to complete processing of the command. Follow the instructions in the confirmation message carefully!

Unsubscribing Manually and Setting the Digest and No Mail Modes

Sending Commands to the Listserver

You control your subscription by sending e-mail messages to a special e-mail address. These messages are read by the listserver program which will then process the command.

This address is not the same as the address for posting messages to the list. If you send to that address you will not execute a listserv command but you will send a message to over 1400 listmembers. This address is also not the same as the address for contacting the listowners. Sending to the listowner contact address will only send a message to the listowners; it will not change your subscription

The address for sending e-mail commands to the listserv is:

[email protected]

In all cases the command itself is placed in the body of the message on a line by itself, not in the subject field. If you send a “signature” at the bottom of each e-mail you should turn it off or delete the text as these lines will be interpreted as listserv commands and will generate errors.

The listserver will respond to each command message, usually within a few minutes. Normally, this message confirms your command was processed successfully, but if there was a problem processing your command, the listerver’s response will let you know


To unsubscribe send:

unsubscribe kidney-onc

Using the DIGEST and NOMAIL commands

If you want to stop mail temporarily send to the same address:

set kidney-onc nomail

And when you want mail to start again:

set kidney-onc mail

You can also set kidney-onc to digest mode so you get one big message each day. To do this send:

set kidney-onc digest

To set it back to individual message mode:

set kidney-onc nodigest

Problems Signing Off or Changing Your Subscription?

In order to change your subscription you need to: Send the right command, Reply to all confirmation messages as needed, and most importantly sign-off from the exact same address you subscribed from. If you are having problems, please check our detailed article on solving problems, including signing off. If you still can’t solve the problem, please contact the listowners – we’ll help!