[nrug] Your FreeLists Mailing List (fwd)

  • From: Sascha Husa <shusa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: nrug@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 23:48:25 +0200 (CEST)

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Sascha Husa  =20
Max-Planck-Institut f=FCr Gravitationsphysik / Albert-Einstein-Institut
Am M=FChlenberg 1 / D-14476 Golm / Germany

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 13:01:06 -0500 (EST)
From: FreeLists Staff <staff@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: shusa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Your FreeLists Mailing List

Welcome to the FreeLists community!

Your FreeLists mailing list is ready for use.  Please read this document
carefully and keep it for future reference.

All functions of your list can be controlled through the web by logging in
at //www.freelists.org/cgi-bin/lsg2.cgi.  To take full advantage of al=
FreeLists features, please login and take a look around.  Many special
features that may appeal to your users are not turned on by default. Please
send a test message to your list to make sure things are functioning

Some important starter info:

- To post on your mailing list, simply send email to
nrug@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx =20

- Users can subscribe to your list by sending email to
nrug-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'subscribe' in the Subject field OR by
logging into the Web interface.  The web-based administration suite allows
you to add subscribers manually.  If you have a large list (i.e., thousands
of users), feel free to email staff@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with your subscriber list
-- we can add your subscribers manually (see below).

- Users can unsubscribe from your list by sending email to
nrug-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field
OR by logging into the Web interface.  Do not unsubscribe from your own=20
list -- doing so will render you unable to make configuration changes and
perform other administrative tasks.

- Full documentation of the online administration system is available at
//www.freelists.org/help/.  We encourage you to get the most out of th=
web interfaces, and we encourage subscribers to do the same.  Please let
your list members know about the advantages of exploring the FreeLists Web
Login.  As an administrator, you can configure site preferences through the
FreeLists Portal Administrator, and list preferences through the
administrative portion of the FreeLists Web Login.  See
//www.freelists.org/login.html for more information.

- View your list's information at //www.freelists.org/list/nrug and
your list's webpage (once you set it up) at

- Online, searchable archives of your list are available at
//www.freelists.org/archives/nrug  Each list's archive is
automatically updated as new messages come in.

- You can have a webpage on FreeLists to advertise your mailing list and to
provide general information and such for potential subscribers.  Please see
//www.freelists.org/webpage.html for further information.

- The FreeLists Portal provides surfers with a way of finding yours and
other lists.  Get started at //www.freelists.org/lists.html.

- There's a FAQ at //www.freelists.org/help/faq.html that you might
want to let your subscribers in on.

- There are some general guidlines to configuring your list at
//www.freelists.org/help/recommended-config.html  Any other questions
should be routed to freelists-users, described below.

- You will automatically be subscribed to the freelists-users support
mailing list.  If you have general questions about FreeLists, it might be a
good idea to post them there.  You should expect minimal traffic from this
list, and as a list owner, it's a *very* good idea to stay subscribed.=20
However, if you'd like to unsubscribe, simply send email to
freelists-users-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject.=20
See //www.freelists.org/webpage/freelists-users for more info.

- You will automatically be subscribed to the freelists-news
mailing list.  This announce-only list will provide you with the latest
updates at FreeLists.  You should expect minimal traffic from this list,=20
and as a list owner, it's a very good idea to stay subscribed.

- You are eligible to signup for the FreeLists Tips mailing list, a forum
for suggesting and learning tips and suggestions on how to better run
mailing lists at FreeLists.  For more information, see

- Got a large subscriber list?  We can help you subscribe them all!=20
Subscribing 10,000 users through the web interface can be quite a hassle an=
take a long time.  We can do it for you behind-the-scenes: just email
staff@xxxxxxxxxxxxx your subscriber list (in a plain text file, one email
address only per line) and we'll subscribe the users manually.

- We understand that you'll probably want to send some test messages to you=
new list to try out the features before putting the list into production.=
These messages will appear in the archives, so we've provided a feature tha=
allows you to remove specific messages at will.  Just log in to the Portal
Administrator and go to "Archive Settings."

If you have any questions or comments, at any point, please feel free to
contact us by visiting //www.freelists.org/contact.html or by emailing

-- The FreeLists Team

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