IGSA Listserv Features

 

IGSA listserv has a lot of features. Most list operations are explained below. Here is just about everything you will need to know:

 

Almost everything that you might need to do on the server is most easily and effectively performed via the Web page for this list. Log in using your email address (UMICH address for UM affiliates). You can create a password after logging in for the first time. DO NOT use your UMICH (Kerberos) password as your listserv password. Listserv passwords are sent across networks as clear text and do not use Kerberos security. At the following page, you can read or post messages (an alternative to your email software), adjust your settings, or unsubscribe. When you change your settings, make sure you click the "Save" button at the bottom of the page.

 

If you do not have Web access, here are some key commands. In all cases, the default server address is iranian-grads-request@umich.edu. Other addresses are shown where appropriate. Note that commands may be placed in either the SUBJECT line or the BODY of the message:

 

SUBSCRIBING:

subscribe your_name (Please use your first and last names here.)

   

UNSUBSCRIBING:

unsubscribe

 

SETTING MEMBERSHIP TO DIGEST MODE:

set digest ("Digest" mode means that you will get one mailing per day consisting of the last 24 hours of postings.)

 

SETTING MEMBERSHIP TO INDEX MODE:

set 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 you.)

 

SETTING MEMBERSHIP TO DISCUSSION MODE:

set mail (This switches from either Digest or Index mode to regular" status--postings will be delivered to you when they are posted.)

 

TEMPORARILY SUSPENDING MAIL FROM THE LIST:

set nomail ("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 automatically terminated.)

 

RESUMING MAIL FROM THE LIST: (command depends on your preferred mode)

set mail       

set digest      

set index (Any of these commands will undo the "NoMail" option.)

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT:

set ack (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 list.)

set noack (No confirmation message when posts are distributed.)

 

DETERMINING YOUR MEMBERSHIP SETTINGS:

query iranian-grads

 

MEMBERS LISTING

review (This returns some general information about the list as well as the members listing.)

 

CHANGING YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS: if your email address is about to change send a message to iranian-grads-request@umich.edu from your CURRENT email address, with the following as the body of the message:

set email=[new-email-address], substituting your new email address (don't 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 at its Web page. Note that viewing list archives is generally restricted to those who are subscribed to the list.

 

 

 

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