Q: Were should I send messages I want to post to the COOKBOOK-L list?
Q: How can I receive COOKBOOK-L in digest form, and change it back again to single messages if I want to later?
A: That information is available on the COOKBOOK-L subscriber pages at https://groups.google.com/group/cookbook-l/
Q: Why can’t I post messages to the list? I’m receiving messages, but when I try to send one to the list it doesn’t appear there.
A: Usually it’s because you are receiving messages from one email address (the one COOKBOOK-L software recognizes) and attempting to post a message from another email address (which COOKBOOK-L software doesn’t recognize). This can happen for the following reasons:
1. Your ISP has changed your email address without you realizing it, and is forwarding your email from the previous one to the new one.
2. Someone in your household or business has changed your email address and you didn’t know, or forgot about it, and your email is being forwarded from the previous one to the new one.
3. You subscribed from your website email address, which is automatically forwarded to another email address. The solution is to either remember to use the one you are subscribed under, or unsubscribe to the one you don’t want to use and resubscribe to the one you do want to use.
4. Your email software may be configured to not send you a copy of messages you post to a list. Check your software’s Preferences.
Q: I suddenly stopped getting messages from COOKBOOK-L but I didn’t unsubscribe. What happened?
A: Your server was probably down for a significant time, or your mailbox was full and your messages were bouncing back to COOKBOOK-L’s managing software long enough for you to be unsubscribed. You will need to re-subscribe to COOKBOOK-L to get messages again.
Q: How can I offer books for sale on COOKBOOK-L?
A: 1. You can post for sale messages on Wednesday, which is Market Day on COOKBOOK-L.
2. You can offer an individual book for sale at any time if it is accompanied by a full review. It needs to be a real review, not just a summary of the book’s dust jacket.
3. You can use your signature line to sell books whenever you post a message on the list for any reason.
Q: What is a signature line?
A: Sometimes also referred to as a sig file, it is the lines at the end of your message that give your name, email address, website address, and can also include three more lines of copy of your choice. Some people add a quote there, some a short blurb about their business or book.
Q: What should I ask a COOKBOOK-L seller before I order?
A: The condition of the book, whether it can be returned if it isn’t as you expected, how it will be packaged and shipped, and how they prefer payment.
Q: What should the seller provide? A: An honest description of the book, packaging that includes wrapping the book securely in clean newspaper or other unused paper, such as kraft paper, or placing it in a new, unused plastic bag, then placing it in a clean, non-musty sturdy padded mailer or box with clean packing material that prevents it sliding about in the box, payment for return shipping if the book turns out to have been misrepresented to you, and prompt order fulfilment.
Q: What should the seller require?
A: Payment received before shipping the order. Proof of shipment from the Post Office in case the book does not arrive at its destination.