Mailing List Help

The MCB discussion lists use Mailman mailing list server. All subscription settings can be manipulated via a web interface.

How do I subscribe to a list?

Go to the mailing list's home page (links below) and fill out the Subscrition Form. You may choose a password or have one assigned automatically. After clicking the "Subscribe" button you will then receive a verification email, follow the link in the email (or copy and paste the link in your address bar if it wraps in your email) click on the "Subscribe" button on the confirmation page and you will officially be subscribed.

List Home pages:

Please Note: You are not subscribed until you follow the link to the confirmation page and click the "Subscribe" button. Once you have subscribed you will receive a welcome email from the list.

How do I send a message to the list?

Use your list's email address in the "To" box when sending an email. The preferred format for emails is "Plain Text" format. (More information about "Plain Text" format)

Mailing list email addresses:

How do I respond to only one list subscriber?

To reply to a message from someone on the list, you can do a Control-R. This will send your reply back to the originator of the message. If you feel as though your reply will benefit the entire list, in most e-mail programs you can do a Control-Shift-R to send your reply not only to the originator of the message, but to the entire list also. If your e-mail program does not support this option, make sure the list's email address is in the "To" box. Please use good judgement before replying to the entire list. Ask yourself, is this something that will benefit others on the list? If so, then by all means, please send your reply to everyone. However, if it is a reply just to say, I like that, thank you or how are you doing, please direct your comment to the originator of the e-mail message only.

How do I view and search archived messages?

All messages on the public mailing lists are archived on Web pages that are available to the general public. Access a specific list's archives by clicking on any of the list archive links available from each list's home page or find links for all of the mailing lists here and in the side navigation bar on the main discussion list pages. To search for specific topics in the Mailing List Archives, click the "Search Archives" link located in the left hand navigation bar on this and every discussion list page. You can search in all of the discussion lists or just one list.

How do I set my subscription to receive messages in digest format?

By default, you receive all messages individually. If you would like to receive all of your messages in a digest format that contains multiple posts, go to the list's home page and enter your email address in the Edit Options form and click the Submit button. Enter your password on the next page and click the Log in button to go to the membership option page. Scroll down until you see the header "Set Digest Mode" and click "On". To switch back to Individual messages, switch this option to "Off".

Please note: digests are sent when a size threshold is met, not on a daily basis. Depending on how busy the list is, you may receive more than one digest a day.

How do I see what lists I am subscribed to?

Go to the list's home page and enter your email address in the Edit Options form and click the Submit button. Enter your password on the next page and click the Log in button to go to the membership option page. Scroll down to the "Your other moblind.org subscriptions" area on the page then click the button. Your lists will be displayed.

How do I temporarily stop messages being sent without unsubscribing?

Go to the list's home page and enter your email address in the Edit Options form and click the Submit button. Enter your password on the next page and click the Log in button to go to the membership option page. Scroll down until you see the header "Mail Delivery". It is set to "Enabled" by default.
To stop your mail while you are away:

  1. Click the "Disabled" option
  2. Click the "Set Globally" button to stop mail from ALL of your subscribed lists
  3. To restart, go back to this page and click the "Enabled" option
  4. Be sure to check "set globally" for all of your lists

How do I unsubscribe from a list?

Go to the list's home page and enter your email address in the Unsubscribe form and click the Unsubscribe button. You will be sent a confirmation email. Follow the link in the email (or copy and paste the link in your address bar if it wraps in your email) and click on the "Unsubscribe" button on the confirmation page. You will receive one more email from the server with a short message that you are unsubscribed.

How do I change my email address?

Go to the list's home page and enter your email address in the Edit Options form and click the Submit button. Enter your password on the next page and click the Log in button to go to the membership option page. You can change your email address for the list simply by entering your correct email address twice. Click the "Change Globally" option before clicking the submit button to change the email address on all of your lists.

How do I change my subscription settings?

Go to the list's home page and enter your email address in the Edit Options form and click the Submit button. Enter your password on the next page and click the Log in button to go to the membership option page. The change membership information area towards the top of the page allows you to change your email address. This is also where you can:

  • Change your password
  • Display your list subscriptions
  • Change message and other subscription options.

How do I retrieve my password?

Go to the list's home page and enter your email address in the Forgot Password form and click the Send Password button. Your password will be emailed to you.

How do I set one password for all of my lists?

Go to the list's home page and enter your email address in the Edit Options form and click the Submit button. Enter your password on the next page and click the Log in button to go to the membership option page.

To set one password for all of your lists:

  1. Go to the "Change Your Password" section
  2. Enter your desired password, then enter it again for confirmation
  3. Click the "Change Globally" option (This will change the password for all of your subscribed lists)
  4. Click the "Change my password" button

I know I subscribed to the list and used the correct list address, so why won't my emails get posted to the list?

Make sure the email address you used when you subscribed is the same email address that appears in the "from" box of your emails. To make sure, email yourself, then click the "from" box of the email you receive. This is the address the list server uses to compare with the subscriber list. If it does not match exactly, it gets rejected. Your subscription email must be the email address that appears in the "from" box (or the header) of the email. Go to How do I change my email address? to update your subscription(s).

If you need assistance using MCB mailing lists, send your questions to webmaster@moblind.org