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Dr. Chamberlin's Summer 2003 Online Course Guidelines
This page last updated: Friday, May 30, 2003 4:47 PM
6. The Cybernauts Mailing List
Do this NOW! Subscribe to the Cybernauts Mailing List.
Course announcements, news, updates, clarifications, FAQs, field trips and extra credit opportunities are e-mailed to your personal e-mail address through the Cybernauts Mailing List. They are also posted on the course discussion board BUT not as frequently and not always in a timely manner. (Use the discussion board as a backup for making sure you are receiving the cybernauts announcements.)
To subscribe, send a blank e-mail (no subject, no message, no signature) to email@example.com. You will receive a confirmation notice very shortly (within minutes) after subscribing. Check your Bulk Mail Folder if you do not see it in your regular inbox.
If you do not receive the confirmation message, then please make sure you have removed any signatures or stray marks in your e-mail and try again. If you still are not subscribed, make sure that your e-mail box is not full and make sure that e-mail blocking and parental controls are off. Also, make sure you look in your Bulk mail folder. Some programs automatically send mailing list mail to Bulk mail. If you've checked all that and still aren't getting the confirmation message, open an e-mail account on Yahoo or elsewhere and subscribe from there. Some colleges (like UC Irvine) don't permit mail from mailing lists. In you are trying to access e-mail using a college account, you may have to use a web-based e-mail account, like Yahoo or Collegeclub, instead. If that doesn't work, e-mail me and I'll try to subscribe you manually.
Immediately after receiving your confirmation message, post a short introduction message to firstname.lastname@example.org about yourself ("Hi! I'm Sean and I am in this class. Hope everyone makes an A"...or something like that.). Your message will be sent to everyone who is subscribed, including you. It will appear in your inbox soon after you submit it. That way, you insure that you are properly sending and receiving messages.
PLEASE make sure you are subscribed to the Cybernauts Mailing List by the first day of classes or you will miss critical information. The information provided through the mailing list will keep you current with everything that is happening in this course.
YOU MUST SUBSCRIBE TO THE MAILING LIST. Make certain you are receiving messages by sending one. Failure to receive messages from the mailing list is not an excuse for not knowing what's happening in the course.
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