Belding Mailing List


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  1. QUICK INSTRUCTIONS
  2. PURPOSE
  3. TWO VERSIONS TO CHOOSE FROM
  4. E-MAIL ADDRESSES TO USE
  5. SENDING COMMANDS TO SMARTLIST & ROOTSWEB
    (i.e.) subscribe, unsubscribe, etc.

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A.   QUICK INSTRUCTIONS

  1. To subscribe, send an e-mail message to:
          MI-IONIA-BELDING-L-request@rootsweb.com      (for individual messages)
          MI-IONIA-BELDING-D-request@rootsweb.com      (for a digest of multiple messages)
    In the body include only one word:      subscribe
    (Turn OFF your signature file when sending this command)
  2. To unsubscribe, send an e-mail message to:
          MI-IONIA-BELDING-L-request@rootsweb.com      (for individual messages)
          MI-IONIA-BELDING-D-request@rootsweb.com      (for a digest of multiple messages)
    In the body include only one word:      unsubscribe
    (Turn OFF your signature file when sending this command)
  3. To post messages to everyone on the list:
          MI-IONIA-BELDING-L@rootsweb.com

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B.   PURPOSE

The MI-IONIA-BELDING-L Mailing List is an e-mail list for genealogical research in the Belding area of Ionia County, Michigan

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C.   TWO VERSIONS TO CHOOSE FROM:

MI-IONIA-BELDING-L is for individual messages to be delivered to your e-mail address. As each subscriber to the list sends messages to the list address, you will receive a copy of the message. To subscribe send an e-mail message to: MI-IONIA-BELDING-L-request@rootsweb.com with one word in the body of the message: subscribe

MIIONIA-D is for a digest of several accumulated messages to be delivered to your email address. As each subscriber to the list sends messages to the list address, they are put into a digest to be delivered later. The digest is generated approximately once a day and delivered to digest subscribers. This option is handy for people who don't want multiple messages to accumulate in their mail box. To subscribe send an email message to: MI-IONIA-BELDING-D-request@rootsweb.com with one word in the body of the message: subscribe

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D.   E-MAIL ADDRESSES TO USE:

There are two separate e-mail addresses to use in order to participate in this list:

  1. To send MESSAGES to ALL subscribers on either version of the list use:
          MI-IONIA-BELDING-L@rootsweb.com
  2. To send COMMANDS to the computer & SmartList software that runs this list use:
          MI-IONIA-BELDING-L-request@rootsweb.com      (for individual messages)
          MI-IONIA-BELDING-D-request@rootsweb.com      (for a digest of multiple messages)

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E.   SENDING COMMANDS TO SMARTLIST & ROOTSWEB:

To subscribe, unsubscribe or make other changes to your mailing list subscription, you will send "commands" to the computer & the SmartList software on RootsWeb.

MI-IONIA-BELDING-L-request@rootsweb.com      (for individual messages)
MI-IONIA-BELDING-D-request@rootsweb.com      (for a digest of multiple messages)

  1. To manage your subscription, send an e-mail message to the address above and use any of the following commands, typed within the body of your e-mail message. Type ONLY one of the commands as it is shown below. Do not add any extra words or lines of text:

      subscribe
      unsubscribe
      get welcome.txt
                (**When using the "get" command, be sure to include one word in the subject line:     archive )

  2. Do NOT use a signature file attached to the e-mail message. The software reads your message and tries to answer each command it finds. When it runs across your signature file it gets a bit confused and will send you a message stating something like 'Do not recognize command 'Jones'. Do not recognize command "Smith", etc.

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F.   HELPFUL WEB SITES FOR MAILING LISTS:

Genealogy Resources on the Internet: Mailing Lists
http://users.aol.com/johnf14246/gen_mail.html

User Mailing Lists Hosted by RootsWeb
http://www.rootsweb.com/~maillist/

The Listserver Help Page
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/9640/index.html

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Good Luck & Have Fun!

Jan Cortez

Last Update December 24, 2007