This is information on NYMONROE-L, the genealogy mail list for Monroe Co., NY. This mail list (as are others) is a method of exchanging genealogical information of Monroe County via e-mail. Message that are posted to the list are sent to everyone on the list. Suitable message topics include (but not limited to) information from your own research and requests for assistance from others; reviews, criticism, and questions about software and hardware used in connection with genealogy; and messages about good places to find genealogy information, be those places bookstores, libraries, or the Internet. In order to receive messages, you must be subscribed. See directions below on how to subscribe. The most important rule is that enjoy your research and hopefully you can find that elusive ancestor.
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NYMONROE-L is for individual messages to be delivered to your e-mail address. As each subscriber to the list sends messages to the list address, you will receive a copy of the message. To subscribe send an e-mail message to: NYMONROE-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org with one word in the body of the message: subscribe
NYMONROE-D is for a digest of several accumulated messages to be delivered to your e-mail address. As each subscriber to the list sends messages to the list address, they are put into a digest to be delivered later. The digest is generated approximately once a day and delivered to digest subscribers. This option is handy for people who don't want multiple messages to accumulate in their mail box. The disadvantage is that it is more difficult to respond to any individual poster. To subscribe send an e-mail message to: NYMONROE-Demail@example.com with one word in the body of the message: subscribe
To send MESSAGES to ALL subscribers on either version of the list use:
You must be subscribed to post a message.
If you get weird messages from the server then first try to change or turn off signature lines sent by your e-mail program. Signature lines are those lines added to the bottom of every mail message. The program that relays messages to members on the list has trouble with some rows of non-alphabetic characters. Sometimes just changing the signature lines will work. If that does not work you will have to turn off signature lines.
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This page was created on 17 April 1999.
Updated - 12 Nov. 2008