DATE: May 19, 2003
TO: Nuclear Structure Lab Personnel
FROM: Jim Kaiser
RE: Listserv list for Nuclear Lab
A LISTSERV list exists for the use of the Nuclear Structure Lab members. The intent of this list is to communicate information to everyone in the lab, in an easier way than before. Examples of messages which might be sent are:
A request for a lost or misplaced piece of equipment.
Announcement of a problem everyone should be aware of.
Announcements of equipment problems or repairs completed.
Anything else you think might be useful to promulgate to all the lab members.
It is hoped this will help us all keep in touch with what is going on in the lab. This should be an easy and effective way to “get the word out” to the whole lab.
How does the Listserv work? Basically, think of it as just a central mail forwarding device which has a list of all the e-mail addresses of lab members. When you send a message to : NSL “at” LISTSERV.ND.EDU* it will be duplicated and forwarded to all the e-mail addresses in its list.
To subscribe to the list, send an e-mail message to LISTSERV “at” LISTSERV.ND.EDU* with no subject line and a single line in the message body:
subscribe nsl John Doe
where you should put your name in place of John Doe. If you have an automatic signature file appended to your messages, it is best to turn it off for this operation. Be sure to subscribe from the email address which you normally send mail from. If you later wish to modify your membership parameters in some way, the commands will have to be sent from the same email address for you to be recognized by the Listserv.
One very useful feature of the listserv we often forget about is
that all the messages sent through it since its inception (October 1994)
are archived. These messages can be viewed and searched for from the page
Note that The NSL list does NOT show up in the list of listservs at ND
because, while it is a public list, it is set up to be confidential. That
is, people who don't know of it's existence can't find out about it. This
goes a long way toward eliminating "spamming" or nuisance postings from
outside our group. With this in mind, please don’t publicize the list’s existence by posting it’s email address on web pages, etc.
* Note: the “at” in the addresses should be replaced with @. I wrote it this way before posting this information on our web site so that automated web “crawlers” can’t see it as an email address. This will help keep the list free from spam.