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About E-mail Discussion Lists
Electronic mail (e-mail) discussion lists are a method of one to many communication. Individuals (who are 'subscribed' to the list) can send an e-mail massage to the list, the e-mail message is then duplicated and sent to all of the other 'subscribed' members of the list. The other members of the list can then, of course, respond in a similar manner.
For the PPS98-99 course we have initially set up just the one e-mail discussion list.
It is called :-
Students will be expected to subscribe to this list if they already haven't and we wil do it automatically at the start of the course.
If you wish to temporarily 'unsubscribe' (i.e. no longer receive messages from the list e.g. if your e-mail address is about to change) then you will have to inform the e-mail discussion list software. This is done by e-mailing a message to email@example.com with the message, in the body of the e-mail :-
unsubscribe <e-mail discussion list name>
Once you wish to receive e-mail from the discussion list again then you will have to 're-subscribe' to the list. This is done by sending an e-mail to the e-mail discussion list software. The message to send to firstname.lastname@example.org in the body of the e-mail is the following :-
subscribe <e-mail discussion list name>
In both cases above (unsubscribing and subscribing) you will receive conformation
from the e-mail discussion list software.
For those interested we are running Majordomo Email List software
The list will be automatically archived here at Birkbeck (i.e.
all the messages sent to the list will be stored). These archives
are converted to html and made available over the web. The archives
can be accessed using the following links :-