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MONTANA-L FAQ

Blue Diamond What will we talk about on this mailing list?
Blue Diamond How to subscribe
Blue Diamond How to unsubscribe
Blue Diamond How to send a message to the mailing list
Blue Diamond How to retrieve a list of archived Montana-L messages
Blue Diamond How to search archived Montana-L messages
Blue Diamond How to retrieve a specific message
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Blue Diamond What will we talk about on this mailing list?

  • Montana State Genealogical Society
  • Montana's Local Genealogical Societies
  • Genealogical Research in Montana
  • Montana History
  • Any other Montana genealogical related issues and events

Blue Diamond How to Subscribe

Send e-mail to:

Montana-L-request@rootsweb.com

and put only the word

Subscribe

in the body of the message. You will then receive confirmation by e-mail. Please do not put anything in the subject line and turn off all signature lines.

If you prefer to receive your messages as a Digest, send your subscribe message to the following address instead

Montana-D-request@rootsweb.com

(A "Digest" is when several e-mail messages sent to a mailing list are collected and sent to you in one message.)

Blue Diamond How to Unsubscribe

Send e-mail to:

Montana-L-request@rootsweb.com

and put only the word

Unsubscribe

in the body of the message. You will then receive confirmation by e-mail. Please do not put anything in the subject line and turn off all signature lines.

If you receive your messages as a Digest, send your unsubscribe message to the following address instead

Montana-D-request@rootsweb.com

Blue Diamond How to Send a Message to the Mailing List

You send a message to Montana-L at this address

Montana-L@rootsweb.com

It makes no difference whether you are subscribed to the Digest or receive your messages one at a time. Everyone uses this address for sending messages to the list. Please note that Montana-L is a closed mailing list. This means that you must subscribe in order to send a message to the list.

Blue Diamond How to retrieve a list of archived Montana-L messages

Send e-mail to:

Montana-L-request@rootsweb.com

in the "Subject:" area put

archive

in the body of the message put

list latest

You will receive a message that looks like this

ls -l latest 
BEGIN---------------cut here------------------ 
total 64 
-rw-rw----  1 slist  slist  1835 Sep  8 22:28 1 
-rw-rw----  1 slist  slist  1906 Sep 25 06:28 10 
-rw-rw----  1 slist  slist  1907 Sep 25 06:41 11 
-rw-rw----  1 slist  slist  2347 Sep 25 06:45 12 
-rw-rw----  1 slist  slist  1541 Sep 25 14:02 13 
-rw-rw----  1 slist  slist  1459 Sep  9 14:36 2 
-rw-rw----  1 slist  slist  5087 Sep 10 08:27 3 
-rw-rw----  1 slist  slist  1067 Sep 12 18:02 4 
-rw-rw----  1 slist  slist  1211 Sep 13 07:20 5 
-rw-rw----  1 slist  slist  2166 Sep 13 09:48 6 
-rw-rw----  1 slist  slist  1061 Sep 13 18:02 7 
-rw-rw----  1 slist  slist  2603 Sep 22 17:07 8 
-rw-rw----  1 slist  slist  2038 Sep 23 13:16 9 
END-----------------cut here------------------

Ignore everything except the far right column. This column contains: File Size in Byres, Date and Time the Message was Created,and the message number. This number is what you will use to retrieve a message from the list.

See How to retrieve a specific message.

Blue Diamond How to search archived Montana-L messages

You can search using

Or you can do the following:

send email to

Montana-L-request@rootsweb.com

in the "Subject:" area put

Archive

in the body of the message put

search xxxxxxxxxx latest/*

OR

egrep xxxxxxxxxx latest/*

(Where xxxxxxxxxx is the word you want to search for in all the individual messages.)

You will receive a message that looks like this

search kalispell latest/* 
BEGIN---------------cut here------------------ 
latest/10:31:Kalispell, Montana, but unfortunately can't find the original 
query .... 
latest/11:20:From The Daily Inter Lake, Kalispell, Montana, Tues, May 23, 
1922 
latest/11:24:northeast of Kalispell at the age of 63 years.  Mrs. Scott had 
been a 
latest/11:29:children, John Winfield Scott and Mrs. Lewis Robinson, both of 
Kalispell 
latest/11:37:            near Kalispell, Flathead Co., Montana 
latest/12:20:From The Daily Inter Lake, Kalispell, Montana, Sat. Nov. 16, 
1935 
END-----------------cut here------------------

In this message the message number is the first number after "latest/" and it is what you will use to retrieve a message from the list. See How to retrieve a specific messsage.

Blue Diamond How to retrieve a specific message

Send email to

Montana-L-request@rootsweb.com

in the "Subject:" area put

archive

in the body of the message put

get latest/xx

 where XX is the number of the message you desire.

You can get this message number by following the procedure outlined in either How to retrieve a list of Montana-L archived messages or How to search archived Montana-L messages.

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