Guide to efficient use of Mailing Lists
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|Mail subject line|
1 use specific identifiers like "Emigration John Peterson b 1878", "Henderson family in census 1900 ?", "Translation of job titles", "Translation of -testes- in birth record"
2 re-use the old subject line when replying to a previous mail of continuing the same thread
1 use subject lines with only a few general words like "Family lookup", "Emigration CD lookup", "Translation please" or worse "HELP!". There is a big risk that recent mails by others used the same line and it does not create an interest to read and reply.
2 use an old subject line referring to a Mail Digest volume. Always replace the entire line with a relevant topic line.
3 reuse an old subject line unless the new mail is about the same topic or belongs to the same thread
|Include your intended use of requested info|
|Some persons are using the
free services of mailing lists to gather information and then sell the
results to their clients. This is a clear violation of list rules stating
that all mails are copyright the sender and that the lists may not be used
for commercial purpose.
Please include a brief note saying why you want this information. Examples: "Researching my family", "helping a friend". Such a statement would force the "pirates" to lie as well and probably make some of them to refrain for that immoral use. So please make it clear that you are researching for personal / family use as opposed to commercial use.
Thank you note
|My mail to Sweden list members on
When you have received a reply to your question to the list a thank you note
is definitely in order
|List Guide||Last updated by||F Hae||2005-05-28 08:24||© Fredrik Haeffner, 2003-5|