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SCLS email list documentation


Finding available email lists
Subscribing to a list
Getting to your personal subscription page for a list
Unsubscribing from a list
Sending email to a list/Verifying a list address
Replying to an email from a list
If you forget your password for a list
To change your password for a list
Determining what lists you are subscribed to
Determining who is subscribed to a list
To temporarily turn off mail from a list
What is a digest?


Finding available email lists

To see all of the email lists available from SCLS, go to http://lists.scls.lib.wi.us/mailman/listinfo

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Subscribing to a list

To subscribe to an email list at SCLS:

1. Go to http://lists.scls.lib.wi.us/mailman/listinfo
2. Click on the list you want to subscribe to.
3. In the "Subscribing to…" section of the email list page, fill in your email address and a password. Type the password twice to confirm it. [See a Sample email list page ]

You must have a password for each list, but it should be one that is easy to remember and not used for other important things. You will receive an email reminder of the password each month.

4. Select whether you want to receive messages as a daily digest. See What is a digest? for more information.
5. Click the "Subscribe" button.
6. A "Subscription Results Page" will display. This page acknowledges that your subscription request will be processed, and you will receive a confirmation email.
7. Once you receive the confirmation email, reply to it in order to complete your subscription.
8. After replying to the confirmation email, you will receive a welcome message. Keep a copy of this message! It contains information about the list, including your personal subscription page and your password.

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Getting to your personal subscription page for a list

To unsubscribe or change your options for a list, you will need to get to your personal subscription page for that list. [See a Sample personal subscription page] The address for the page is in the welcome email and in the monthly reminder message.

Options that can be set using this page include temporarily stopping mail from the list, getting mail in a digest form, receiving any emails you send to the list, receiving notification from the list when messages are sent to the list, and hiding your address from the list of subscribers.

If you do not know this address, you can do the following:

1. Go to http://lists.scls.lib.wi.us/mailman/listinfo
2. Click on the list you want.
3. At the bottom of the email list page, in the last section labeled "…Subscribers", type your email address in the box at the bottom of the section. [See a Sample email list page ]
4. Click "Edit Options".

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Unsubscribing from a list

1. Go to your personal subscription page for the list. [See a Sample personal subscription page]
If you do not know the address of your subscription page, see Getting to your personal subscription page for a list.
2. In the "Unsubscribing from…" area of the page, enter your password for this list. If you can't remember your password, see If you forget your password for a list.
3. Click the "Unsubscribe" button.
4. You will see a page confirming that you are unsubscribed.

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Sending an email to a list/Verifying a list address

To send an email to a list, send it to the list name followed by "@lists.scls.lib.wi.us". For example, if you want to send an email to scls-announce, send it to scls-announce@lists.scls.lib.wi.us

Note: You can only send a message to an SCLS email list if you are subscribed to that list.

If you would like to verify the address for any list:

1. Go to http://lists.scls.lib.wi.us/mailman/listinfo
2. Click on the list you are interested in.
3. The address to send a message to the list will be listed under the "Using …." section of the email list page [See a Sample email list page

 

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Replying to an email from a list

If you reply to an email from a list, the reply will automatically go only to the person who sent the message to the list. If you would like to reply to the entire list, use "Reply to All". How you reply to all depends on the email program you are using. Refer to your email program documentation for more information.

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If you forget your password for a list

1. Go to http://lists.scls.lib.wi.us/mailman/listinfo
2. Click on the list you want.
3. At the bottom of the email list page, in the last section labeled "…Subscribers", type your email address in the last box (labeled "To unsubscribe, get a password reminder, or change your subscription options...). [See a Sample email list page ]
4. Click the "Unsubscribe or edit options" button
5. In the "Password reminder " section (near the bottom of the page), click the "Remind" button.
6. Your password will be emailed to the address subscribed to the list.

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To change your password for a list

1. Go to your personal subscription page for the list. If you do not know the address of your subscription page, see Getting to your personal subscription page for a list. [See a Sample personal subscription page]
2. Find the "Change Your Password" section.
3. Type in your old password.
4. Type in a new password. You will need to type it twice to confirm.
5. Click the "Change my Password" button.
6. You will receive a results screen telling you the password has been changed.

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Determining what lists you are subscribed to

If you know one list that you are subscribed to, you can find out what other SCLS email lists you are subscribed to:

1. Go to your personal subscription page for any list. If you do not know the address of your subscription page, see Getting to your personal subscription page for a list. [See a Sample personal subscription page]
2. In the "Your other lists.scls.lib.wi.us" area, enter your password for this list. (If you can't remember your password, see If you forget your password for a list).
3. Click the "List my other subscriptions" button.
4. You will see all of the lists you are subscribed to.

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Determining who is subscribed to a list

Note:
You can only see the subscription list if you are subscribed to the list yourself.

If you want to know who is subscribed to an email list at SCLS:

1. Go to http://lists.scls.lib.wi.us/mailman/listinfo
2. Click on the list you want information about.
3. On the email list page, scroll down to the "Subscribers" part of the page (near the bottom) [See a Sample email list page ].
4. Enter your email address and your password for this list.
5. Click on the "Visit Subscriber List" button.
6. A list of the people subscribed will appear, separated into two separate lists. "Non-digested members" see each message as it appears on the email list. "Digested members" are sent one large message, once a day, containing all of the messages for that day.

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To temporarily turn off mail from a list

This feature is handy if you are going on vacation and don't want to receive messages during that time. Just remember to turn it back on when you get back!

1. Go to your personal subscription page for any list. If you do not know the address of your subscription page, see Getting to your personal subscription page for a list. [See a Sample personal subscription page]
2. Scroll down to the "Subscription Options" area.
3. In "Disable mail delivery", check the "On" button.
4. Type your password at the bottom of the options list, and click "Submit My Changes."

A screen telling you the change was successful will display.

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What is a digest?

You have two options for getting messages from SCLS email lists:

1. Non-digested: You will receive each message as it is sent to the list.
2. Digested: You will receive one large message once a day that includes the text of all of the messages sent to the list that day.

For example, if a list received 52 messages in one day, you would receive 52 separate messages with the non-digested option and 1 long message including the text of the 52 messages with the digested option.

If you would like to change this option:

1. Go to your personal subscription page for any list. If you do not know the address of your subscription page, see Getting to your personal subscription page for a list. [See a Sample personal subscription page]
2. Scroll down to "Subscription Options."
3. In "Set Digest Mode", choose which option you would like.
4. Type your password at the bottom of the Options list, and click "Submit My Changes."

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