Re: unsubscription

Chris Evans (
Fri, 23 May 1997 09:21:26 +0100

On 20 May 97 at 10:37, Jaap Hollander/Marian Klaasse wrote:

> Dear Sir/Madam,
> I have been trying to unsubscribe from the pcp mailing list.
> I don't know if I have been succesful.
> Can you please check and given me instructions on how to unsubscribe
> in the evnt that I'm still subscribed?
> Sorry for the inconvenience.
> FriendlY Greetings,
> Jaap Hollander

I have unsubscribed Jaap manually. Please would people who have
problems like this contact me and Malcolm directly by emailing:

rather than sending such a message to the list.

Mailbase have recently produced guidelines on use of their lists. I
think they're a little lacking in warmth and humour but they are
pretty good on the practicalities though they don't cover important
issues of copyright and confidentiality.

The guidelines are at:

Comments to the list if they feel of general importance or to Malcolm
and I (address above) would be much appreciated.


Anything anyone else writes is technically copyright, I think we
have to take as read that we can all quote bits of others' posts
back to the list, I would quite like us to have a standard policy
that anything sent to the list can be quoted without explicit
permision provided it is correctly ascribed to the author and its
address in the hypermail archives are given. The archives are at:

I'm still working on making them keep themselves up to date (which
the originals at mailbase do, but they only contain the last year's
worth of postings).

What do others think about this as a shared policy?


Please bear in mind that postings are archived both at mailbase and
on my site and that they are seen by over 300 members. If you are
talking about clients who might be identifiable you do have to think
hard about this. Also bear in mind that Email is rather less private
than a postcard, if someone knows you're a therapist and knows your
Email address and has some technical access to a node on the Internet
through which your messages flow it would, in principle, be very easy
for them to read everything you post as it goes through.

Best wishes all!


Chris Evans, Senior Lecturer in Psychotherapy,
Locum Consultant to the
Prudence Skynner Family Therapy Clinic,
St. George's Hospital Medical School, London University