Maine Macintosh Owners & Operators Society
Next MMOOS MMeeting:
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
Large Meeting Room, Thornton Oaks Retirement Community
25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Featured Program: “Mac 204b: Who You Know, and When You Go”
Part Two of our exploration of Contacts and Calendar.
MMOOSDroppings Mail List
To promote community for members of the Maine Macintosh Owners & Operators Society and to provide a means for Apple users to help each other in times of need, we’ve created a mail list, aptly called “MMOOSDroppings”. MMOOSDroppings was the name of our longtime newsletter, but 1995 called and they want their trees-crying-out-in-the- forest paper newsletter back.
If you’re not familiar, here’s how a mail list works. You subscribe to the mail list with your email address. Let’s say you have a question/comment about how to do something with your Apple device. You send the question/comment in an email to the list email address, and everyone subscribed to the list receives your email. Let’s say someone else has the answer, responds via email to the list email address, and everyone else sees the answer. It’s a great way to spread information and build community – Apple users helping Apple users. It’s what it’s all about.
The only trick to the list is that once you subscribe with a given email address you have to use that address for future “posts” to the list, or they will “bounce” and no one will see them. Also, we don’t allow attachments of any kind. There’s nothing to keep you from sending an image via off-list, personal email, to someone who may be helping you.
While we don’t restrict anyone from subscribing, we do moderate the list and if anyone uses the list for any “unto wards” reasons, or is not a good list citizen, they will be removed promptly.
If you’re interested in joining MMOOSDroppings, click HERE to go the subscription page.
See you on the list!
Mail List Tips:
Remember that everyone on the list can read your posts. Also, you will be able to see the email address of other list members on their posts. If you have a personal message to another list member, email them directly.
Don’t say anything on the list that you wouldn’t want printed on the front page of the local newspaper.
Trim irrelevant information out of your posts. You should, however, leave parts of previous posts that help to remind members what you’re posting about.
If you are starting a new topic, please make sure the SUBJECT of the new email reflects the new topic.