The DPTJC (DuPage
Peace Through Justice Coalition) Mail List
How can I join the DuPage Peace Through Justice Coalition mail list?
Just send an e-mail message to PeaceDuPagefirstname.lastname@example.org
with a "Subject:" line that contains the single word: subscribe.
The contents of the body of the message are ignored. This message
will be processed on the server and your e-mail address (taken from the
"From:" line of the message) will be added to the Coalition mail list.
When you receive a confirmation, you may begin to use the list by sending
messages to PeaceDuPage@instructionalservices.com. Yes, that
is a long e-mail address to use, but you may add it to your address book
like any other address. With many browsers, you can click
here to subscribe to the Coalition mail list.
In the event of an address change, it is wisest to first send an unsubscribe
for the old address (this can be done from the new address), and then a
new subscribe for the new address (the order is important).
How do I send an e-mail message to everyone on the Coalition mail list?
Address your message to: PeaceDuPage@instructionalservices.com.
Add that entry to your address book.
I seem to have stopped receiving messages from the list; what's up?
Some people have been dropped from the listserv for various reasons. The
list's administrator is working on the problems, but in the meantime, he
advises: "Be alert. Be proactive. Our listserv does have a reasonably
constant traffic so if you don't see activity for a few days,
resubscribe." He sees all the bounced messages and periodically gathers
the addresses that were unscubscribed and asks if they want to
resubscribe, but if you don't want to miss messages, don't wait.
Resubscribe if you have been unsubscribed in error. The list does not
allow multiple subscriptions to a single address, so you don't have to
worry about getting duplicate messages.
How can I remove my Name from the Coalition mail list?
When you want to remove your name from the mail list (because your e-mail
address has changed or you no longer wish to receive Coalition mailings),
send an e-mail message to PeaceDuPageemail@example.com
with a "Subject:" line that contains the single word: unsubscribe.
Because your e-mail address is taken from the message, you must
send the unsubscribe message from the same system from which you sent the
subscribe message. Note the -request in the address containing
the unsubscribe request. It insures that your message goes to the
server program rather than to the entire list. If you omit it, your
name will not be removed and you will have sent a message to the entire
mail list identifying yourself as a careless person. With many browsers,
you can click
here to unsubscribe from the Coalition mail list.
What restrictions are there on the use of the Coalition mail list?
Users agree not to upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit through the PeaceDuPage list server:
Users acknowledge and agree that the list owner may ban User from future use of the list server if User does not comply with these standards of conduct.
any unlawful, harassing, libelous, privacy invading, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, indecent, tortuous, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind;
any material that violates any applicable local, state, national, or international law or regulation; or
unsolicited or unauthorized advertisements, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," or other forms of solicitation.
Most (un)subscription requests are processed automatically without human
Do not send multiple (un)subscription or info requests in one message.
Only one will be processed per message.
NOTE: The -request server usually does quite a good job in discriminating
between (un)subscribe requests and messages intended for the maintainer.
If you'd like to make sure a human reads your message, make it look like
a reply (i.e. the first word in the Subject: field should be "Re:", without
the quotes of course); the -request server does not react to replies.
Still have questions?
What is a mail list?
A mail list is a list of e-mail addresses of people that are interested
in the same subject, are members of the same work group, or who are taking
a class together. When a member of the list sends a note to the group's
special address, the e-mail is broadcast to all of the members of the list.
The key advantage of a mail list over things such as web-based discussion
is that as new messages become available they are immediately delivered
to the participants' mailboxes. The Mail List is a service that will make it easy for you to communicate with
other members of the Coalition.
Mail list terms
Before we look further there are some key terms that it will help to understand.
A mail list is a collection of e-mail addresses that will be receiving
mail on a particular topic. Every mail list has a list name and a list
address. For example: the mail list for the DuPage Peace Through Justice
Coalition is named PeaceDupage and has the address: PeaceDuPage@instructionalservices.com.
For historic reasons, mail lists are sometimes referred to as “listserves”.
The mail list is controlled by a Mail List Manager (MLM). The mail list
manager is a program on a server that makes it easy to create and remove
lists, to add or remove users from lists, and to do things such as make
message digests or maintain message archives. As a list subscriber you
will only be using the mail list manager to add and remove your name from
the Coalition mail list. Examples of other list managers that you may hear
about are Majordomo or LISTSERV.
Joining or being added to a list is called subscribing. When
you leave a list it is called unsubscribing.
Why Should I Use A Mail List Manager?
The advantages of using an MLM become apparent when you consider the alternative.
Imagine that the mail list contains 100 e-mail addresses (many mail
lists contain thousands of entries). If one of the members of the
list makes a change (e.g. if she changes her ISP or decides to process
her email at home instead of at school or at work), and if all of the list
members have private copies of the list in their own address books, then
each of the 100 copies of the mail list must be updated. On the other
hand, if the mail list is kept on a server, there is only one copy that
must be updated. And this update is handled automatically by a program
or (in rare cases) by a human administrator (Oliver). Changes in
mail lists are very common (large lists have 10's of changes each day).
Normally if I receive a message sent to 100 people it will contain the
names and e-mail addresses of all those persons (in a To: list or a Cc:
list. Usually two addresses are displayed on a single line so that
the message will contain 50 lines of data that are not the contents of
the message. Replies to and forwards of the message normally include
all 100 addresses. Messages that I receive from the Coalition MLM
have a "To:" line of "Peace DuPage MailingList <PeaceDuPage@instructionalservices.com>"
which is informative but not obtrusive. If I do a Reply to it, it
will be addressed to the sender. A Reply-All will be addressed
to the mail list as well as the sender.
Subcription/unsubscription/info requests should always be sent to the -request
address of a mailinglist. If a mailinglist for example is called
"firstname.lastname@example.org", then the -request address can be inferred
this to be: "email@example.com".