Mailing List Information

Mailing List Information

Subscriptions

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In a nutshell... ;-)

REMEMBER THESE ADDRESSES

If you need help, contact the listowner, whose address is:

NYSUFFOL-Admin@rootsweb.com

To POST a message to this list, send it to:

NYSUFFOL-L@rootsweb.com

To SUBSCRIBE or UNSUBSCRIBE send a message to:

NYSUFFOL-L-request@rootsweb.com
(for mail mode)
or
NYSUFFOL-D-request@rootsweb.com
(for digest mode)

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Welcome to the Suffolk County Mail List Subscription Page

So You Are Interested in Subscribing?

To subscribe to the mail list, read and follow the directions:

The mail list is available in two formats or modes.
The first mode is the "mail mode," the second is the "digest mode."

In the "mail mode" the subscriber receives every message posted to the list as an individual email message shortly after it is sent.

In the "digest mode" several messages posted to the list may be consolidated and periodically sent as a single email message to the subscriber. The frequency of email messages received in "digest mode" will vary with the size and frequency of posts to the list.

Clicking on one of the following buttons should cause a pre-addressed email window to pop-up. The message will contain the appropriate email address and the subscribe command.

When the window appears send the subscribe message as you would any other email message. If your subscribe command is successful you should shortly receive a verifying message from the Suffolk County Mailing List server with additional information.

If You Want to Unsubscribe

To unsubscribe from the mail list, select the correct link for the mode in which you are currently subscribed:

NYSUFFOL-L-request@rootsweb.com
NYSUFFOL-D-request@rootsweb.com

Clicking on one of the links should cause a pre-addressed email window to pop-up. The message will contain the appropriate email address and the unsubscribe command.

When the window appears, send the unsubscribe message as you would any other email message. If your unsubscribe command is successful you should shortly receive a verifying message from the Suffolk County Mailing List server.

To Change from Mail to Digest Mode

To change your subscription from the "mail mode" to the "digest mode" you must first unsubscribe from the "mail mode" and then subscribe to the "digest mode." The following steps will led you through the process.

STEP 1:

To unsubscribe from the "mail mode," click on the following link. It should cause a pre-addressed email window to pop-up containing the unsubscribe command.

NYSUFFOL-L-request@rootsweb.com

When the window appears, send the unsubscribe message as you would any other email message.

STEP 2:

To subscribe in the "digest mode," click on the following link. It should cause a pre-addressed email window to pop-up containing the subscribe command.

NYSUFFOL-D-request@rootsweb.com

When the window appears, send the subscribe message as you would any other email message. If your unsubscribe and subscribe commands were successful, you should shortly receive verifying messages for both commands from the Suffolk County Mailing List server.

To Change from Digest to Mail Mode

To change your subscription from the "digest mode" to the "mail mode" you must first unsubscribe from the "digest mode" and then subscribe to the "mail mode". The following steps will led you through the process.

STEP 1:

To unsubscribe from the "digest mode," click on the following link. It should cause a pre-addressed email window to pop-up containing the unsubscribe command.

NYSUFFOL-D-request@rootsweb.com

When the window appears, send the unsubscribe message as you would any other email message.

STEP 2:

NYSUFFOL-L-request@rootsweb.com

To subscribe in the "mail mode," click on the link above. It should cause a pre-addressed email window to pop-up containing the subscribe command.

When the window appears, send the subscribe message as you would any other email message. If your unsubscribe and subscribe commands were successful, you should shortly receive verifying messages for both commands from the Suffolk County Mailing List server.

Need Assistance from the List Administrator

Clicking on the following link will pop-up a pre-addressed email window.

NYSUFFOL-Admin@rootsweb.com

When the window appears, type a description of the assistance you need in to the message window. The word HELP on the subject line will alert the administrator that this is a request for assistance.

After typing the text, send the assistance request as you would any other email message.

Mailing List FAQ

Subscription:

What is the Suffolk County Mail List?

The Suffolk County Mail List is a place where individuals interested in genealogical research into the Suffolk County and related family s may exchange ideas and information related to their research.

Who may join the Suffolk County Mail List?

Anyone, casual or serious, interested in researching Suffolk County is encouraged to subscribe to the mail list.

How do I subscribe to the Mail List?

You may subscribe to the mail list by following the instructions in the section above.

Who do I contact if I have a problem subscribing to the mail list?

If you have problems subscribing to the mail list,
contact the list administrator.

Resources:

Is there a list of genealogical resources available for doing research?

There is a list of genealogical resources, both free and commercial, available on the Helpful Links Page which can be accessed through the link provided on the site navigation bar. New sites are continually being added. If you have a list of favorite resource sites, please send them to me and I'll place them on the Helpful Links Page.

Operation:

Who should I contact with questions regarding operation of the mail list?

If you have any questions regarding operation of the mail list, please contact the list administrator using the link provided on the site navigation bar or by E-mail at
NYSUFFOL-Admin@rootsweb.com.

How should I handle copyrighted material when posting to the mail list?

Please respect copyright laws. If you wish to quote documents or publications that are copyrighted, quote just a few words or lines as necessary giving credit to the author of the document or publication.

What type of material may be posted to the mail list?

Material posted to the list should be limited to only material directly related to the subject of the list. Advertisements, Chain Letters, virus warnings, or personal message should not be posted to the list. If you have a question or concern about something you would like to post to the mail list, contact the list administrator for verification.

What message formats are acceptable when posting to the mail list?

HTML and RTF message formats are not acceptable formats for posting to the mail list. They can cause problems for the mail server and many Email programs. Some mail programs come with these formats turned on, please turn them off before posting to the mail list.

How do I handle sending attachments to the mail list?

Please do not send attachments of any kind to the mail list, including V-Cards. If you have a document or other file of interest to the mail list, notify the mail list and; send it to individual addresses of those list members that request it, or send it to the list administrator to be posted on this web site.

Miscellaneous:

What do I do if I suspect I have received a virus from a mail list message?

The Rootsweb mail list servers, which support the Suffolk County Mail List, have many safeguards in place to prevent the passing of viruses to the mail lists. However, it is good practice to have an anti-virus program on your computer, up-to-date and running. If you believe you have received a virus from the mail list, Do not post to the list, contact the list administrator at
NYSUFFOL-Admin@rootsweb.com.

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This page was last updated April 10, 2003.