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P2RIC listserv Frequently Asked Questions

  What is a listserv?
  How do I join a listserv?
  How can I send a mail to the listserv?
  How can I see who is subscribed to a given listserv?
  How can I subscribe to a listserv?
  How do I unsubscribe from your listserv?
  How do I send email to an individual in a listserv?
  How do I view attachments in the archives section?

What is a listserv?

listserv, also known as mailing lists, are a set of people who receive electronic mail as a group. Depending on what the goal of the group is, the features needed for the mailing list to work effectively will differ.

How do I Join a listserv?

  1. Go to the Discussion Groups section of this site.
  2. Select a listserv you would like to participate in.
  3. Click on the JOIN button and fill out the form.
  4. You will automatically become part of the listserv.

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How can I send a mail to the listserv?

To send a mail to the listserv for example to listserv P2R7, you can send mail with the following format:
To: p2r7@p2ric.org
Subject: New Discussion

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How can I see who is subscribed to a given listserv?

The following commands are equivalent and will return general information about a given mailing list:
review listname
stats listname
For example: If you want to check P2R7, you can send mail with the following format:
To:lyris@p2ric.org
Subject: review P2R7

Important tip: In order to use the function above, your email must be listed in the mailing list.

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How can I subscribe to a listserv?

By sending email to listname-request@p2ric.org
For example, if you want to subscribe to P2R7, you can send mail with the following format:
To: P2R7-request@p2ric.org
Subject: subscribe

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How do I unsubscribe from your listserv?

By sending email to listname-request@p2ric.org
For example, if you want to unsubscribe from P2R7, you can send mail with the following format:
To: P2R7-request@p2ric.org
Subject: unsubscribe

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How do I send email to an individual in a listserv?

When you receive a message from one of the members from the group, you can't directly reply to this individual by using reply function in your email system. When you reply, this message actually sends to the whole group of people. So, please remember if you only want to send a message to this specific person, you have to copy this person's email address from the email heading. For example, the following is an email heading that you might see when you receive message:

From: Rick Yoder < ryoder@unomaha.edu >
Reply-To: "for testing purpose" < testing@p2ric.org >
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 10:16:35 -0500 (CDT)
To: "for testing purpose" < testing@p2ric.org >
Subject: test

In this example, if you only want to send mail to Rick Yoder, you can copy ryoder@unomaha.edu,
and send message to him.

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How do I view attachments in the archives section?

Currently the attachments in the Archives section cannot be viewed due to limitations in the mailing list software. Do not send file attachments to the list. This means any documents saved as .doc, .wpd, .html, .ppt, .pdf, .jpg, .gif, .tif,or other file formats that utilize large amounts of character space.

Subscribers use many types and versions of software, so cannot always access your information. Some subscribers simply deem attachments a potential source of viruses and do not pen them. If you must send an attachment, please save it in Rich Text Format (.rtf). RTF removes fancy formatting inserted by word processors and other software. Otherwise, post a message stating that you have a document and anyone interested should contact you directly for an e-mailed copy.

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