Hanover County VA GenWeb

Hanover County, Virginia

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Mail Lists

How to Subscribe and Unsubscribe to Mail Lists

It's easy -- just click on the list you want. When the "mail-to" window pops up, type just the single word subscribe in the body of the message. Then send the email message. That's all.


If you want to unsubscribe from a list, click on the list. When the " mail-to" window pops up, type just the single word unsubscribe in the body of the message. Then send the email message. That's all.

Hanover County Mail List

For those researching in Hanover County, Virginia the Hanover County Mail List is another great genealogy tool. It's a mail list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Hanover County, Virginia.

VAHANOVE-L-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode)

VAHANOVE-D-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode)

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About Mailing Lists

Mailing lists are remarkably simple beasts, you send a piece of e-mail to the list's address, and the list retransmits that message to everyone who is subscribed. You must be a subscriber to post to any list hosted by rootsweb EXCEPT for ROOTS-L.

All Lists Have Two Addresses

Every mailing list really has two addresses: the list name, where posts should be sent, and the list name followed by -request, where commands to the listserver software should be sent. For example, posts to ROOTS-L should go to ROOTS-L@rootsweb.com while "subscribe" and "unsubscribe" requests should go to ROOTS-L-request@rootsweb.com

List Modes Affect How You Receive Posts
Mailing lists can operate in any of three modes:

MAIL mode, where every post is sent to subscribers as a separate piece of e-mail. MAIL mode requires a great deal of effort by the listserving computer. MAIL
mode lists are often named listname-M.

DIGEST mode, where about twenty posts are batched together and then sent to the subscribers. DIGEST mode produce less clutter in your mailbox, but replying to an individual message may require a little extra effort. DIGEST mode lists are often named listname-D.

INDEX mode, where a list of the Subject: and From: lines for each post is sent daily to the subscribers. Subscribers can then request only the messages they want to see.
INDEX mode lists are often named listname-I.

Besides those lists, the default mode for a list is sometimes called listname-L. For example, the default mode of ROOTS-L is DIGEST, so ROOTS-L really is
three lists: ROOTS-L, ROOTS-M, and ROOTS-I. Be aware, though, that many lists (especially small ones) do not adhere to these conventions.

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