MAIL LIST HELP
page has been added to the website to offer some help with common
problems on mailing lists, especially about virus warnings that
appear from time to time.
information has been extracted from Rootsweb - see HERE
for full text.
A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in County
Fermanagh, Northern Ireland and particularly for those subscribers
who need help in finding their way around the Fermanagh-Gold
Clicking on one of the shortcut links below should work,
but if your browser doesn't understand them, try these manual
instructions: to join FERMANAGH-GOLD-L, send mail to
with the single word subscribe in the message subject and body. To
join in Digest mode, do the same thing with
subscribe you receive an automatic response from the list.
Unsubscribing. To leave FERMANAGH-GOLD-L, send mail to FERMANAGH-GOLD-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org
with the single word unsubscribe in the message subject and body.
To leave FERMANAGH-GOLD-D, do the same thing with FERMANAGH-GOLD-Demail@example.com
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FERMANAGH-GOLD MAIL LIST
Whilst the topic of genealogy is the
focus of the list there are certain topics that will not be
allowed. Any subscriber knowingly posting a mail which is likely
to cause distress or offence to any other subscriber will be
unsubscribed immediately. Areas that are
considered "no go" on this list are Irish politics,
religious differences, offensive language and personal criticism
of any other subscriber on the list.
If you'd like to post a message so everyone on the mailing list
receives it, send it to FERMANAGH-GOLD-L@rootsweb.com
The mails are sent to the L-mode and D-mode subscribers in both
mail and digest mode so you don't need to send it explicitly to
The list is open for posting by subscribers so that you can exchange information but more specifically request help in using the Fermanagh Gold website. The databases can be difficult to find your way around if you are not used to doing this.
This list is also a good place to make suggestions about improvements and additions to the website. The information on the website is YOURS, i.e. the bulk of the material has been freely contributed by researchers such as yourself.
You can search the archives for a specific message or browse them,
going from one message to another. These linked pages will open in
a new browser window which you can close to return to this page.
- Do confine your data or
information to the topic of the list i.e. Fermanagh (Ireland)
- Do give some
brief information in your subject line so that other listers
can quickly identify whether your mail is likely to be of
interest to them. Some subscribers will belong to many lists
and may not read all the detail in each mail unless it has
try and give
as much information as you can in the body of your mail to
help other subscribers identify the nature of your enquiry.
delete or "snip" any
text that is irrelevant in your reply i.e. tag lines that
appear at the bottom of each mail (a tag line is added to each
mail appearing in the list, so they can build up and make the
mails unnecessarily large)
when addressing other listers - common courtesy is all that is
be patient with new listers
who appear to ask the same questions over and over again - we
were all new once!
repost your interests from
time to time - the list is always attracting new subscribers.
read and double check your
mail before posting to the list. Is it clear, is it concise?
Remember that ALL mails appear in the List Archives and
will remain there for many years to come. Once posted, mails
cannot be removed.
- Don't discuss
political issues within this list. This will be considered
"off topic" and subscribers will be encouraged to
continue such discussion off list. See Administrator's
Guidelines above Problems on the List
mail in any format other than Plain Text. HTML mail is not
supported by rootsweb in the mailing lists and results in a plethora of code in your mail. It
is very difficult to get to the "real message" in
amongst all the code.
attachments with your mail, they won't be forwarded to the
your message in upper case (CAPITAL LETTERS). This is
considered "shouting" in netiquette terms and is
also quite hard to read.
virus alerts to the list - alerts
themselves can be distressing for new subscribers. Some virus
alerts turn out to be hoaxes and this can also cause
information about living persons without their permission.
in the list to other people or other mailing lists without the permission of the
As mentioned in the
"Dont's" above, virus alerts to the list in themselves
can cause distress to some subscribers. Whilst we all want to be
helpful to people who appear to have the virus (and don't
necessarily know it themselves) the list is not the place to
discuss the topic are not relevant to the list.
More help is
available on Rootsweb see HERE
There are many sources on the internet
offering help with anti-virus programs. Conduct a search on Google
to get an idea of what is around. Here are just a few:
Micro Anti Virus Scan Free On-Line Scanner, requires
Free Site Anti-Virus
download and automatic daily updates
ON THE LIST
Occasionally debates on mailing lists can go right off topic. In
such circumstances subscribers will be encouraged to take their
discussion off list and conduct it in private. In exceptional
circumstances, subscribers will be removed from the list if they
don't adhere to this guideline.
Any problems with the list
or difficulties appearing on the list between subscribers should
be notified to me as the List Administrator. Contact me at