On Wed, 15 Apr 1998, Bill Silvert wrote:
> I couldn't avoid a confusing subject line, but what I am looking for is
> some sort of Q&A document for prospective mailing list owners and
> participants. The context is that I am often at meetings and workshops
> where people feel that they want to set up some means to communicate by
> e-mail, but don't know what it involves, and feel intimidated by the
> idea of relying on a mail server. The result is usually that everyone
> ends up with a long alias file full of errors!
> I would like to be able to show them a document which lays out what a
> mailing list is, how it is used and maintained, and how it can help
> So my immediate question is, has anyone put together such a document or
> documents that I could borrow from, or do I need to start from scratch?
Mailbase in the UK operate a few hundered lists for the Higher Education
community. I must admit I do not know which list server they use, but I
think the documents they produce will give you a good starting point for
creating your own. They do ask that you acknowledge the source.
Send the message
This will give you a list (with descriptions) of the documents available.
I hope this helps.
- Paul Statter, Felsted School firstname.lastname@example.org 0973 797113
- Any views expressed are my own and not those of "Felsted School"