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AWARE Manual & guidelines

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How to subscribe and unsubscribe

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You can subscribe to this list by sending a message
to the listserv address LISTSERV@LISTSERV.CC.KULEUVEN.AC.BE with the command SUBSCRIBE AWARE <your name>. A subject is not needed.



The listserver knows you by your email address!
That is the email address it finds in the From:
field of the email message you send to (un)subscribe.
You may leave the list at any time by sending the UNSUBSCRIBE AWARE command to the listserv address.

If you experience problems with your subscription please contact the listmanagers.

How to send messages to the list

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To send a message to all the people currently subscribed to the list, just send mail to the list address AWARE@LISTSERV.CC.KULEUVEN.AC.BE
This is called "sending mail to the list", because you send mail to a single address and LISTSERV makes copies for all the people subscribed.
You must NEVER try to send any COMMAND to that address, as it will be distributed to all people subscribed.

By default you don't get a copy of your message back via the list. Rest-assured it will be delivered to all other subscribers.


Because these messages go to over 850 people subscribed;
obey the following rules:

  • Use a descriptive text for the subject field.
  • Please use the following prefixes in the message subject field; you're messages WON'T be refused if you do NOT use these prefixes, but if you want your
    messages to be read by the 'Authorware gurus' you better stick to them.

    A5: Message about Authorware 5.x
    A5Mac: Message about Authorware for Mac
    A5X: Cross platform issues for Authorware 5.x
    A5Web: Message about the Authorware Webplayer
    UCD or Xtra: Technical Message about UCDs or Xtras
    KO: Message about Knowledge Objects
    OT: for message not about Authorware (send these with great care!)

  • If your message doesn't fit into any of these categories try to write a very descriptive subject for your message.

  • When replying on messages, comment (with the >symbol) only the text you reply to. Please delete ALL unnecessary lines.

  • If your reply to a message is only interesting for the original sender then please reply to him/her personnally. If your reply might be interesting for more people subscribed, send your reply to the list.


  • Descriptive subject fields
  • Use subject prefixes (A5 , A5Mac , A5Web , KO , OT )
  • Delete lines when replying
  • Reply to sender if possible

How to send commands

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Sending commands means: sending mail to the listserv address and putting the command(s) in the mailmessage text.


     Subject: not neccessary
     Text of Message:

When you send the command INFO REFCARD to the listserv address you get a text file describing all commands you can send to the listserv.

Some interesting commands are:

    Result: you will get a copy of your own postings as well as via the list
    Result: Postpone receiving of mail
    Result: start receiving mail again
    Result: see How to receive mail digests

How to receive mail digests

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With the command SET AWARE DIGEST you can tell the listserver that you don't want to receive individual messages, but one daily message with all messages listed in it. To change this again from digest to mail, you send the command SET AWARE MAIL

How to get mail archives

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You might want to check out the webarchive first.

But if you only have email access or want the files you can get a list of the available archive files by sending an INDEX AWARE command to the listserv address

You can then order these files with a GET AWARE LOGxxxx command.

The xxxx-s in LOGxxxx are the year and the month. To get the log of april 1994, send the command GET AWARE LOG9404

What to do when you go out of town

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When you don't want to receive any Email from the list for some time you can either:

  • Unsubscribe from the list (see How to subscribe and unsubscribe).
  • Instruct the LISTSERV to hold all sending of messages to your Email address. This can be done by sending the command SET AWARE NOMAIL When you want to receive Email again you send the command SET AWARE MAIL