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EFTS-L Commands


Welcome to the EFTS-L Discussion List...

The list owner for the EFTS-L Discussion List is:  Jola Sliwinski  
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Please feel free to contact the list owner with questions regarding the EFTS-L Discussion List, or if you experience any problems with the server.


Overview / Instructions

So that you have all the commands neatly contained in one place, here is just about everything you will need to know. Note that the list is running on a Lyris server; this is a very new (and VERY NICE!) server, so be aware that the commands might be different from those that you are used to using on other list servers. (For more information on Lyris, see http://www.lyris.com/.)

  1. First of all, almost everything that you might need to do on the server is most easily and effectively performed via Lyris's Web interface at http://list.umassmed.edu/ choose Library Science, EFTS-L.

  2. In case you do not have Web access, here are some key commands. In all cases, the default server address is: lyris@list.umassmed.edu. Other addresses are shown where appropriate. Note that commands may be placed in either the subject line or in the body of the message.

  3. CHANGING YOUR SETTINGS/ADDRESS VIA THE WEB INTERFACE: To do this, go to http://list.umassmed.edu/ choose Library Science, EFTS-L and click the link in the "Change Your Settings" section. You'll need to enter your e-mail address and password (if you chose one) to continue.

    (If you've forgotten your password, you can type in your e-mail address in the field at the bottom of the page and click "Get password" to request Lyris to e-mail your password to you.)

    At the following page, you can read messages, post a message, adjust your settings, or unsubscribe. From the settings page, you can change your status (MAIL, DIGEST, INDEX, or NOMAIL), choose whether or not to see your own messages, and choose whether or not you want to receive a separate acknowledgement via e-mail when one of your messages is posted to the list, you can also change your e-mail address if you need to. When you change your settings, make sure you click the "Save" button at the bottom of the page.

  4. BOUNCED MAIL: One of the key features of Lyris is its ability to handle mail bounces transparently to the list owner; as such, bounced mail will be handled primarily by the Lyris list server.

  5. POSTS/REPLIES FROM DIGEST USERS: You *must* change the Subject: line when replying to a digest; all posts with "EFTS-L-L DIGEST" in the Subject: line will be rejected by the server (you will receive a "rejection letter" when this happens).


Additional Commands

SUBSCRIBING: subscribe EFTS-L your_name join EFTS-L your_name alternate address: join-EFTS-L@list.umassmed.edu

UNSUBSCRIBING: unsubscribe EFTS-L leave EFTS-L alternate address: leave-EFTS-L@list.umassmed.edu

SETTING MEMBERSHIP TO DIGEST MODE: set EFTS-L digest

SETTING MEMBERSHIP TO INDEX MODE: set EFTS-L index

SETTING MEMBERSHIP TO DISCUSSION MODE: set EFTS-L mail

TEMPORARILY SUSPENDING MAIL FROM THE LIST: set EFTS-L nomail

RESUMING MAIL FROM THE LIST: (command depends on your preferred mode) set EFTS-L mail set EFTS-L digest set EFTS-L index

ACKNOWLEDGMENT: set EFTS-L ack (sends you a confirmation message when your posts are distributed) set EFTS-L noack (no confirmation message when posts are distributed)

RECEIVING COPIES OF YOUR OWN POSTS: set EFTS-L repro (receive copies of your own posts) set EFTS-L norepro (do not receive copies of your own posts)

SETTING YOUR PASSWORD: set EFTS-L pw=mypassword (where "mypassword" is the password you wish to set) this is not necessary but is okay to do)

DETERMINING YOUR MEMBERSHIP SETTINGS: query EFTS-L

RETRIEVING THE CURRENT VERSION OF THIS DOCUMENT: get EFTS-L hello

MORE INFORMATION ON LYRIS'S COMMANDS: help

POSTING TO THE LIST: You must be a subscriber to post messages. Sending mail to this address will distribute it to all the members of the mailing list: EFTS-L@list.umassmed.edu

Jola Sliwinski  
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  (list owner)



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