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Re: stop

>please take me off your Email list...

I've taken him off the list.

However, sending mail to the list to ask to be taken off the list
is really quite counter-productive.  Unless I happen to be reading
list mail right then, you're going to have to wait.

If, instead, you unsubscribe yourself, using one of the three different
methods that are available, it happens immediately and automatically.
Unless you are unsubscribing from a different address than the one
you used to subscribe, in which case I have to approve the unsubscription.
Even then, all the list members aren't forced to read a request they can
do nothing about.

So please, please, file away a copy of the appended introduction to the
list so that in the unlikely event that you get bored with this list
you can unsubscribe in an effective manner.

This is the electronic mailing list


(also known as sinclair@mids.org).  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 participate.

     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.

How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Before you can send a message to the list, you must subscribe to
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     To subscribe, send a message like this:

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          Subject: whatever

          subscribe sinclair

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          unsubscribe sinclair

If you prefer, you may instead use the web page
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How to Post

To post a message to the list, simply send an electronic mail
message to sinclair@zilker.net, or use the web form

     When you subscribe, please also post a message to
sinclair@zilker.net describing your relation to one of these

How the List Works

Whenever anyone sends a message to the list, sinclair@zilker.net,
each subscriber receives a copy of that message.  Any subscriber
can respond to that message, by sending another message to
sinclair@zilker.net.  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:
     o Sinclair family history,
     o events that Sinclairs are likely to attend, such as
       Highland Games,
     o the 600th anniversary celebration of Prince Henry
       Sinclair's voyage,
     o places Sinclairs came from, such as Caithness, Orkney, or

I would like to encourage list subscribers to copy (Cc:
sinclair@zilker.net) 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.

     The list is archived, and the archives are available to list
members.  For the appropriate Majordomo commands to retrieve
them, send mail to majordomo@zilker.net with the word "help" in
the body (not subject) of the message.

List Etiquette

There are numerous online compilations of etiquette guidelines,
such as for example:
Just to mention one example that has come up lately, please DO
NOT SEND MESSAGES IN ALL CAPS; people think you're shouting.

Related Web Pages

These WWW pages lead to much material and other WWW pages about


Each of those pages also points to a web form for subscribing to
and unsubscribing from the list.

List Maintainer

The list maintainer is John S. Quarterman
<URL:http://www.mids.org/~jsq/>.  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.

                 Last changed: 98/03/10 09:40:20