There was another rash of bad addresses this weekend, so I am circulating relevant portions of the welcome message that you all received when you joined the list. When the list was small, it was easy to deal with the few requests for subscription and other information from those new to listservers and therefore unfamiliar with the need to save messages like this for future reference. But the list has grown and is now quite active. So to ease the growing task of looking after this list, it would be very helpful if you keep this note and use it when you change addresses.
BEFORE you change your e-mail address PLEASE unsubscribe from all lists. Then re-subscribe using your new address. If you do not do this the list manager must verify wait several days to verify that the e-mail address is incorrect during which time the number of messages doubles.
Also, if you are going away for several weeks, make sure that you have enough e-mail storage. One user on this list had a full mailbox for 6 weeks this summer. All his messages from apstat-l were returned to me during that time.
Please help to keep the task of rununng this list down to a minimum, and once again, if there is anyone on the list who would care to take over running an apstat-l list, please let me know. I started this when I was fully expecting to teach AP Statistics in Burnaby. But my new position has removed that possibility for good!!!
WELCOME TO APSTAT-L (....)
Now here are a few "housekeeping" items that you should file somewhere for later reference.
TO SEND A MESSAGE TO EVERYONE ON THE LIST
A listserver is an automatic message redistribution centre. People who have joined the list may send a message to every other member of the list simply by sending that message to the CLN computer. Our computer redistributes that message to everyone's e-mail box. Here's the way to send a message to the list. Note that this e-mail message is just like every other e-mail message you send, namely: put in an address, include a descriptive subject line, write your message, and sign it.
Send your message to: email@example.com
TO SUBSCRIBE/UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THE LIST
You can subscribe/unsubscribe by sending an email message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leave the topic line blank. In the body of the message, enter one of these: