Do you want to get emails from WGSS?
We currently have five listservs. Choose one below.
The events list is an open, moderated list. Members' posts are automatically sent through if they are 1,000 kb and under. Larger messages will be sent to the moderator. So, keep you messages small without attachments. No fundraising, soliciations, roommate requests or partisan political events are allowed. Do not post events to the other lists as well as this one - this creates double postings for members. Lastly, your message will go to the list administrator if you post to multiple recipients as well as to the list, so please send a separate email. Any question, contact the list administrator.
All of the following lists are closed lists, which means you may only post if you're on the list. If you are not on one of these lists and want to send a message to one of these groups, please send your request to the list administrator.
Things to know about the listservs
- We do not add anyone without their permission.
- There is no way for us to know that your e-mail has changed. Please send an e-mail the list administrator and we'll change it, click on the bottom of any message from the list to change it yourself or click on the link above. Do not a send a message to the list.
- We discourage attachments to any list. Please cut and paste the information in the message along with the attachment. You will run the risk of your message being deleted if you only attach a document. Please consider the size of the attachment and send only text if possible.
- When replying, please make sure you are replying to the person who posted. If you intend to post your reply to the whole list it is possible to "reply all" with most mail programs.
- We are required by the University to encourage civil discourse among members of the lists. The list administrators have the right to remove anyone who does not cooperate.
How a Listserv works at UMass
Each of our lists is a very long list of e-mail addresses entered in alphabetical order. Each list is given an address much like our own UMass e-mail addresses. When you send a message to the list, the UMass server sends the message to all recipients on that list. It's not much different than just sending an e-mail to an individual.
Listservs are managed with a program called Mailman. Mailman will accept bounce backs for full mailboxes and other issues for about one week and then it will delete your e-mail address from the list. It is possible to remove your name for periods of time that you're gone. In this case e-mail the administrator and we will make arrangements.
There is a digest option for all lists. The digest option sends your messages from the list once per day in one e-mail. Contact the listserv administrator if you'd like to use the digest option.