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about this list, firstname.lastname@example.org
There seems to be some confusion about how the list, email@example.com,
works. Please permit me to explain. (Those of you who are familiar
with electronic discussion lists, please bear with me.)
All of you receiving this message have subscribed to the list,
firstname.lastname@example.org (also known as email@example.com). Any subscriber
can send a new message to the list. Whenever anyone sends a message to
firstname.lastname@example.org, each subscriber receives a copy of that message.
Any subscriber can respond to that message, by sending another message
to email@example.com. This way list subscribers can discuss topics of
interest to the list. For that matter, the topics that are of interest
to the list are determined by the discussion in the list.
Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:
* genealogical questions,
* Sinclair family history,
* events that Sinclairs are likely to attend, such as Highland Games,
* the 600th anniversary celebration of Prince Henry Sinclair's voyage,
* places Sinclairs came from, such as Caithness, Orkney, or Normandy.
I would like to encourage list subscribers to copy answers to such questions
to the list, rather than responding only to the person who asked the question.
That way, other interested parties on the list may find additional information.
Please note, once again, that what gets discussed in the list is determined
by the members of the list. I am not a moderator; I do not decide what
gets posted or not. I merely set up and maintain the mechanics of the list.
The content of the list is up to you, the subscribers.
Appended is the usual introductory information. It will be sent to the list
periodically, and you can also get a copy at any time by sending mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org with the single line
in the body of the message.
Feel free to suggest modifications or additions to the introductory message.
John S. Quarterman <email@example.com>
President, Matrix Information and Directory Services (MIDS)
firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.mids.org, +1-512-451-7602, fax: +1-512-452-0127
1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 500W, Austin, TX 78723
Introduction to the Sinclair Mailing List
This is the electronic mailing list
It is a mailing list for the extended Sinclair family. All
relatives of the Sinclair family, including those with surnames
spelled St. Clair, Sinkler, and others, are invited to
Members of Clan Sinclair U.S.A. are especially invited to
participate, as are our cousins in Canada, U.K., Australia, New
Zealand, South Africa, and other parts of the world.
To subscribe, send a message like this:
When you subscribe, please also post a message to
email@example.com describing your relation to one of these
To unsubscribe, send a message like this:
The list is archived, and the archives are available to list
members. For the appropriate Majordomo commands to retrieve
them, send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word "help" in
the body (not subject) of the message.
These WWW pages lead to much material and other WWW pages
Each of those pages also points to a web form for subscribing to
and unsubscribing from the list.
Last changed: 97/12/23 16:42:19