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meteorobs - Email Access to the List
To post a message to the whole meteorobs list, just send an
email to the address: firstname.lastname@example.org
All messages sent to the mailing list are distributed to all its subscribers,
and are then stored in an archive accessible on the World Wide Web at: http://www.meteorobs.org/maillist/maillist.html
This Archive can also be searched using our Keyword Search Form.
To subscribe or unsubscribe meteorobs, please send a
message to the email address: email@example.com
with your name and your e-mail address in one of the following formats:
subscribe meteorobs firstname.lastname@example.org
unsubscribe meteorobs email@example.com
Or use the MeteorObs Subscription Web form!
The "Digest Version" of meteorobs is a more convenient (but
less timely) way to keep up with the posts to the list! Instead of
receiving each individual email, you get a single large message,
packed with all the posts to the list so far that day.
To move yourself to the Digest of meteorobs,
please send a message from your subscribed account, to the
automated MajorDomo email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
making sure your email body contains the following text:
The (large) 'meteorobs' Web Archive is also searchable by keyword!
Use this simple Web search form... Or you may
retrieve the *HTML* results of a keyword search of this archive, by emailing
the address email@example.com
with a message containing the following commands:
grep meteorobs <your-keyword-here>
Or to actually retrieve all the HTML files returned
by 'grep', use: a message containing the following commands:
retrieve meteorobs <your-keyword-here>
For example, you may find all past articles relating to the suspected "Xi
Bootid" meteor shower by searching for "xi.bootid.*" in our Web form, or by
submitting the command "retrieve meteorobs xi.bootid.*...
NOTE: Please never send subscribe or unsubscribe requests to the 'meteorobs' mailing list address!
NOTE: If either of the Archive or Keyword Search options above
are not functioning correctly, there are two EXTERNAL sites which both maintain
searchable partial archives of the 'meteorobs' Mailing List:
"Yahoo!" maintains a searchable and browsable archive of 'meteorobs', which
covers all posts since Januray 1997. You can even sign up to receive 'meteorobs'
(indirectly) through this site!
Here's another wonderful tool for browsing and searching 'meteorobs', and many
other astronomical mail archives, which also covers our posts back to 1997: