OMIA-Support Group Listserv Info

Help information on using "omia-support" listserv is available online at


"omia-support" is operated on SmartList, which automates the processing of 
your requests through interactive emails.  Below is a brief introduction 
how it works:

             Using the List Server


is for posting your mails to participate in the discussion, ask questions, 
or send an announcement.  Please note you must be a list subscriber in order
for your mail to be accepted for distribution.

Please also be aware that your mail must be sent in plain text for the list
to process.  i.e. no mail in hyper-text (html) format nor with any attachment
is accepted.



is for handling "Subcription"/ "unsubscription"/ "info"/ "help" requests.
Here are some examples how to use it:

 -  To get more information about this list service, send "info" or "help"
    as in:    ------------------------------------------
              Subject: info

 -  To subscribe to the omia-support list, send "subscribe" on Subject line
    as in:    ------------------------------------------
              Subject: subscribe

 -  To unsubscribe from a mailinglist, simply use "unsubscribe" in Subject
    as in:    ------------------------------------------
              Subject: unsubscribe

In the event of your address change, it would probably be the wisest to 
first unsubscribe the old address (this can be done from your new address),
then subscribe the new address (the order is important).

It is advisable that you do not send multiple service requests in one mail.
Only the first request will be processed per mail.  Most service requests are
processed automatically without human intervention.  In events you may 
encounter any problem, email the listmaster for help.

   The -request server usually does quite a good job in discriminating
   between (un)subscribe requests and messages intended for the maintainer.
   If you'd like to make sure a human reads your message, make it look
   like a reply (i.e. the first word in the Subject: field should be "Re:",
   without the quotes of course); the -request server does not react to
   replies, which will be forward to the listmaster.

                     Using the Archive Server
Every submission sent to this list is archived.  The mail header of a posting
on this list usually contains the file name (usually a number) under which it
is archived.  The X-Mailing-List: field contains the mail address of the
list and the file in which this submission was archived.

If you want to access this archive, you have to send mails to the -request
address with the word "archive" as the first word of your Subject line, as in:
               Subject: archive help

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