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E-mail Listserver (Mailing List)


The USMA has a Listserver (Mailing List) for exchanging e-mail between those interested in metric system information:

The U.S. Metric Association (USMA) Listserver has been set up to serve USMA members and others with e-mail addresses who want to exchange metric information. Messages addressed to the Listserver are routed to all subscribers to the list. Subscribers receive messages sent by all other subscribers to the list, as well as copy of their own messages.

The Listserver is meant to promote communication between USMA members and others interested in metrication. The subscribers alone determine the volume and content of messages. One cautionary note: remember that all subscribers receive all messages you send to the list. If you want to carry on a personal conversation with an individual on the USMA list, please do so outside of the USMA Listserver by mailing directly to his/her e-mail address. This reduces the volume of unnecessary messages being sent to all of the list subscribers.

Users can join the Listserver in one of two ways:

  1. Use the Web to subscribe to, or unsubscribe from, the list:
    In the links above, when subscribing or un-subscribing, be sure to set the first box to the correct list: USMA.

  2. Use E-mail to subscribe to, or unsubscribe from, the list, with additional options for digest form access to the USMA Listserver:
    Novice users are best served by not bothering themselves with the last two options, and use the default, no-digest option.

Then, after you are subscribed, you can send e-mail messages to other subscirbers by the following method:



Stop here! Below are details on the options available via the e-mail method found via the links above:


To subscribe to the USMA Listserver, send an e-mail message to:

listserv@ColoState.edu

The e-mail message should include only one line in the body of the message (leaving the subject line blank):

subscribe USMA first_name last_name

First_name and last_name is your common name. Do not put your e-mail address on this line. The Listserver automatically gets your e-mail address from your message header. Rather, please put your name on this line.

Example: subscribe USMA John Doe


To unsubscribe from the USMA Listserver, send an e-mail message to:

listserv@ColoState.edu

The e-mail message should include only one line in the body of the message (leaving the subject line blank):

unsubscribe USMA

Do not put your e-mail address or name on this line. The Listserver automatically gets your e-mail address from your message header.


To Start, or Stop, Receiving USMA Listserver Messages in Digest Form:

You can also receive USMA Listserver messages in digest form. Digests are sent daily in one large file and include a listing of the messages at the top, before the beginning of the first message. To do this, you must first subscribe to the Listserver as instructed above.


To change your USMA Listserver subscription to digest form send an e-mail message to:

listserv@ColoState.edu

The e-mail message should include only one line in the body of the message (leaving the subject line blank):

set USMA mail digest


To change your USMA Listserver subscription back to the default no-digest form send an e-mail message to:

listserv@ColoState.edu

The e-mail message should include only one line in the body of the message (leaving the subject line blank):

set USMA mail no-digest

This is the default setting for list subscriptions.



Sending a Message to Other List Subscibers:

After you have subscribed, you can send a message to all other list subscribers (including yourself) by addressing your message to:

USMA@ColoState.edu

Note: Please be aware of the difference between this e-mail address for sending a message to other list subscribers, and the other e-mail address used to service list subscriptions (subscribe, unsubscribe, digest, and no-digest).

Note also: Subscribers are urged to not send HTML-formatted mail to the listserv. To see the reasons why and to receive help configuring your e-mail to not send HTML-formatted files, please see the link: mconfig.htm.


Summary of the above e-mail options:

Requested ProcessMessage Body
(leaving the subject line blank)
E-Mail To
Subscribe to the listservsubscribe USMA first_name last_namelistserv@ColoState.edu
Unsubscribe from the listservunsubscribe USMA
Receive messages in digest form
(once-a-day)
set USMA mail digest
Receive messages in real time
(as messages are posted)
set USMA mail no-digest
Send a message to other subscribers"your message"
See: mconfig.htm
USMA@ColoState.edu



Archived USMA Listserver messages:

USMA Listserver messages are archived by The Mail Archive at: http://www.mail-archive.com/usma@colostate.edu/. USMA did not authorize, nor is responsible, for this archive!


Sponsorship and Disclaimer: The U.S. Metric Association (USMA), Inc. sponsors the USMA Listserver by allowing its name and acronym to be used. However, the USMA has no control over the content of list messages. Not all list subscribers are USMA members, and list messages reflect the personal opinions of the particular individuals giving them. All opinions are informal and Listserver messages do not speak on behalf of USMA, nor do the opinions constitute official or unofficial USMA policy, nor should they substitute for official interpretations by the USMA.


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