Wild Ones Ann Arbor Chapter -- Email List
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The purpose of this list is to provide an
open forum for the posting and discussion of news and information relating to
the wild.ones email list. This list is for NON-COMMERCIAL uses only.
The list owner or owners are University
of Michiganaffiliated, and you may send a message to a special address,
to communicate with the person or persons authorized to administer this list.
If and only if the list owner cannot help with your request, you may contact
email@example.com for help
with problems associated with the operation of this list. Most list operations
are explained below; the web interface for this group has a good help
Just so that you have all the commands
neatly contained in one place, here is just about everything you will need to
know. Note that the list is running on a Lyris server; this is a very new (and
VERY NICE!) server, so be aware that the commands might be different from those
that you are used to using on other list servers. (For more information on
Lyris, see www.lyris.com.)
- First of all, almost everything that
you might need to do on the server is most easily and effectively performed via
Lyris Web interface at
To go directly to the web page for this list, use
- In case you do not have Web access,
here are some key commands; in all cases, the default server address is
Other addresses are shown where appropriate. Note that commands may be placed
in either the SUBJECT line or in the BODY of the message.
[Please use your first and last names here.]
- SETTING MEMBERSHIP TO DIGEST
[Digest mode means
that you will get one mailing per day consisting of the last 24 hours of
- SETTING MEMBERSHIP TO INDEX
[Index mode is a
once-a-day mailing of the SUBJECT lines of the postings of the last 24 hours,
with instructions about retrieving those postings that are of interest to
- SETTING MEMBERSHIP TO DISCUSSION
[This switches from either Digest
or Index mode to regular statuspostings will be delivered to
you when they are posted.]
- TEMPORARILY SUSPENDING MAIL FROM
[Nomail is the
option to stop mail until you send a command to resume mail delivery from this
list. This is a very good thing to do when you go on vacation, as it will keep
your mailbox from filling up. Note that on many lists if your mailbox fills up
and creates error mail back to the list, your subscription will be
- RESUMING MAIL FROM THE LIST:
(command depends on your preferred mode)
[Any of these commands will undo the NoMail
[This sets an
option to have a confirmation message sent to you when your posts are
distributed. This is usually not set when you first subscribe to the
[No confirmation message when
posts are distributed.]
- DETERMINING YOUR MEMBERSHIP
POSTING TO THE LIST: You must be a
subscriber to post messages. Sending mail to this address will distribute it to
all the members of the mailing list: firstname.lastname@example.org
- CHANGING YOUR SETTINGS/ADDRESS VIA THE
WEB INTERFACE: To do this, go to
enter your e-mail address and password (if you have one set), and click on the
Your Settings button.
(If youve forgotten your
password, you can type in your e-mail address in the field at the bottom of the
page and click Get password to request Lyris to e-mail your
password to you.)
At the following page, you can read
messages, post a message, adjust your settings, or unsubscribe. From the
settings page, you can change your status (MAIL, DIGEST, INDEX, or NOMAIL),
choose whether or not to see your own messages, and choose whether or not you
want to receive a separate acknowledgement via e-mail when one of your messages
is posted to the list. You can also change your e-mail address if you need to.
When you change your settings, make sure you click the Save button
at the bottom of the page.
- CHANGING YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS: If your
email address is about to change, send a message to
from your CURRENT email address, with the following as the body of the
substituting your new email address
(dont use the brackets!). You should receive confirmation by return mail.
PLEASE DO THIS WHILE YOU HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR OLD ACCOUNT.
- ARCHIVES: The archives for this list
are available on the Web at
Note that viewing list archives is generally restricted to those who are
subscribed to the list.
- BOUNCED MAIL: One of the key features
of Lyris is its ability to handle mail bounces transparently to the list owner;
as such, bounced mail will be handled primarily by the Lyris list server. If
your mailbox fills up or if there are other failures in getting the list
postings to you, you may be automatically unsubscribed. The list owner (or the
server administrator) will have set the conditions for automatic deletion of
your subscription. It will be at least 2448 hrs of failures. In the case
you fail to receive postings to the list, you may need to resubscribe,
especially if you have had your mailbox overflow.
- POSTS/REPLIES FROM DIGEST USERS: You
must change the Subject line when replying to a digest; all posts with
wild.ones DIGEST in the Subject line will be rejected by the server
(you will receive a rejection letter when this
PROBLEMS: If you have ANY problems
related to the email@example.com Discussion List, please do not post them
to the list. Rather, send a message to
so that the list owner/administrator can deal with your problem, or send them
on to the server administrator.
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