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Subject: Re: Questions about mailing lists
From: Fred H Olson <fholson @ maroon . tc . umn . edu>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 1997 16:12:13 -0500 (CDT)
To: List-Managers @ GreatCircle . COM
Cc: Fred H Olson <fholson @ maroon . tc . umn . edu>
In-reply-to: <199707120800 . BAA23470 @ honor . greatcircle . com>

The single thing that would make the operation of mailing lists
run more smoothly is if new subscribers would READ the welcome message
which is sent to them when they subscribe.  AND save it in their
mailing list welcome message folder (which they should have) so they
can re-read it, particularly when they want to unsubscribe.

The main advantage to the mailing list approach to conducting Internet
discussions is that messages come to the subscriber rather than them
having to check for new messages on a bbs, newsgroup or whatever. This
assumes they check their email regularly.  It is particularly true for low
volume topics or topics that the subscriber has modest interest in (not
enough to motivate them to check a bbs (or similar) regularly. 


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