Procedures for List Server


Dr. Clontz
Office: ST-411
Telephone #: 298-2251
E-mail: Kenneth_Clontz@ccmail.wiu.edu
Home page: http://www.wiu.edu/users/mfkac

Procedures for the List Server

This is the electronic mailing list for LEJA 200, LEJA 300, and LEJA 500, taught by Dr. Clontz. Over the course of the semester, you will use this to get test reviews, questions answered and helpful hints. Sometimes I will send out information that I think you might find of interest.

Many times, people have questions that are not answered in class. Other times people will ask questions outside of class and I expect that there are many other students with the same questions. This mailing list will give you the opportunity to ask questions and then let me broadcast the answers to all students. That way everyone will have the same information.

FIRST: It is critical that you subscribe to the list server for this class by the end of this week -- tomorrow would be best! If you do not have an e-mail account, go to ST 126 and get one. Then see me or get your roommate or one of the lab assistants to help you use the e-mail system.

To subscribe: go into your favorite e-mail system. Address the message to

listproc@wiu.edu

Then put nothing on the subject line. The message is the single line:

FOR LEJA 200 subscribe leja200 yourfirstname yourlastname
FOR LEJA 300 subscribe leja300 yourfirstname yourlastname
FOR LEJA 500 subscribe leja500 yourfirstname yourlastname

You will get a message back (in about an hour or so) from ECN confirming that you have subscribed. Print out and keep this message as it has a great deal of information that you will probably want to refer to.

Now you are going to be getting e-mail, so it is important that you read it two or three times a week.

How to use it? If you have a general question that others in the course might also have, send it to

leja200@wiu.edu if you are in the LEJA 200 course
leja300@wiu.edu if you are in the LEJA 300 course
leja500@wiu.edu if you are in the LEJA 500 course

Like most typical electronic mailing lists, this list has three addresses you should remember:

List Address - This is the address to which you send any messages that you intend for me to see and to be read by all of the list subscribers.  Remember  send it to:

leja200@wiu.edu if you are in the LEJA 200 course
leja300@wiu.edu if you are in the LEJA 300 course
leja500@wiu.edu if you are in the LEJA 500 course

Pick your course number from the above list and send your e-mail to that address.

Instructor Address Kenneth_Clontz@ccmail.wiu.edu- This is the address to which you send any messages that you intend only for me to see.

Administrative Address - listproc2@wiu.edu - This is the address to which you send any commands or requests that affect your subscription to the list. Commands sent to the Administrative Address should have no subject or signature.

I advise you to keep this posting because it contains frequently used commands, such as how to leave the list and FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions) which you will find useful over time. I encourage you to read it completely and print it out.

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FREQUENTLY USED COMMANDS

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The following commands/requests should be typed as the first and only line in the message section of your e-mail; nothing should be in the subject line and there should be no signature. E-mail all requests below to the Administrative Address listproc2@wiu.edu (NOT to leja200@wiu.edu or Kenneth_Clontz@ccmail.wiu.edu).

LEAVE A LIST

unsubscribe leja200, or unsubscribe leja300, unsubscribe leja500

(Do not include your name with this request -- the system will get it from your e-mail.)

JOIN A LIST

subscribe LEJA200 YourFirstName YourLastName

For example: subscribe LEJA200 Kenneth Clontz

RECEIVE ALL OF THE MESSAGES FOR A DAY IN ONE CLUMP OR DIGEST

set leja200 mail digest

CANCEL DIGEST FORMAT

set leja200 mail ack

SUSPEND MAIL TEMPORARILY (WITHOUT UNSUBSCRIBING)

set leja200 mail postpone

RESUME RECEIPT OF MESSAGES

set leja200 mail ack

VIEW A LIST OF ARCHIVE DIGESTS

index leja200

SEARCH FOR A KEYWORD IN THE LIST'S ARCHIVES

search leja200 keyword

RETRIEVE A PARTICULAR DIGEST FROM THE ARCHIVES

get leja200 digest number

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET TO MY MAIL FOR DAYS, AND MY BOX IS FULL. WILL THAT CAUSE A PROBLEM?

Yes, it will. The returned messages will cause you to be unsubscribed automatically. The best thing to do is to use the POSTPHONE option. Then resume receipt of messages when you are able to read your mail regularly.

Other FAQ's will be posted as they are received.

Let me know if you have problems.