How does a Listserv Mailing list Function?
A: You subscribe to the mailing
list You can do this by e-mail or use our web based
subscriptions. The list contains the e-mail
addresses of all the subscribers. Only the List
Owners have access to these addresses.
When someone sends an e-mail message to
the mailing list, it is then remailed by the list to
each subscriber. Each subscriber will receive a
copy of the message or question. A subscriber to
the mailing list can then write a reply or answer to the
message received and send it back to the list.
Then the process starts again. The
mailing list will mail the answer or reply out to all
the subscribers. In this manner, as a subscriber
to a mailing list, your messages are read by all
subscribers. This insures that at least someone
will have an answer to your question. Most times you
will see many different solutions. The mailing
list's essence is a cycle of subscribers helping one and
other. A give & take forum that arrives in your
If I add my Email address to a mailing list will I
receive a lot of junk mail?
A: Only the List Owners, Bob
Wright & Drew Dunn have access to the actual mailing
list's email addresses in whole. Your Email
address will never be sold or given to anyone for any
Why are your mailing lists moderated?
A: Moderating allows The NOSPIN
Group to insure that only messages free of
advertisements, On Topic and properly formatted are
posted to the list. This insures only clean and
quality messages are sent from the list to
you. In August of 1998, a poll of our
subscribers found that 72% of them want the mailing
How many messages a day will I receive from the mailing
A: PCBUILD & PCSOFT mailing
lists generate between 20 to 100 email messages a
day. Our other lists generate far fewer. You can
set your subscription to Digest Mode to receive only one
message a day.
What if I do not want to receive that many Emails a day?
A: You have two options: 1) You
can set your subscription to Digest. In Digest you will
receive only one Email a day with all that days
messages. 2) You can read the archives of
the mailing lists without subscribing.
What is Digest Mode?
A: If you set your subscription
to Digest Mode, you will receive only one Email a day
from the list. This single Email will contain an
itemized and indexed copy of all the messages for that
day. The Digest is compiled by the server at
Midnight EST and sent out.
How do I set my subscription to Digest?
A: You can do this by
resubscribing using one the Online subscribe options and
setting it to Digest. You can also send the
command to the listserver with this command: SET PCBUILD
Where do I read the Archives of the mailing list?
A: The archives for each mailing list date back
to Feb 1998. You can read them using our web based
Where do I send a message to be posted?
A: You simply type an Email and
send it to the address for the mailing list.
PCBUILD = firstname.lastname@example.org
PCSOFT = email@example.com
Who owns the mailing lists?