is the "restricted" list, the list that only specified members of the class are
allowed to send messages (Class President, List Moderator, Death
Chair, Vice Chair, & Secretary ).
It is the most complete list and has roughly 425 addresses. We use it for
ONLY the monthly roster updates, death notifications, and important EXCOM
is the "class" list, the list that was set up for the class back in 1996 and
is for class of 1958 subject matter only. This list is not for discussions
like the forum. Replies to all are not permitted and violators of these
rules will have their sending privileges suspended without notification.
Turning this list into another forum would result in more people dropping
off the list. This list has approximately 400 addresses. If you wish to post
something on this list that does not meet the strict criterion of class of
'58 business, send the message to EXCOM Chair for a
decision about posting the message on this list. If
Chair will post it, with a note to Pete Trainor that he
approved the posting.
is the "forum," the wide open list. Any subject matter is permitted and
replies to all are permitted. The only restriction is that postings should
be in good taste and forego obscene language. This list has approximately
200 addresses. The following voluntary guidelines were promulgated by the
Executive Committee in December 2009:
Check your facts before sending a message
so that responses are focused on the discussion of issues and not the
correction of facts.
Go one-on-one with interested, responding
parties after the initial round of responses to an issue.
Avoid personal attacks and rude behavior toward
others. Go one-on-one if you have any criticism of the sender.
Do not monopolize the forum by sending a
large volume of messages. Give others a chance to participate.
Remind violators of the above four
All the above lists are limited is size to less than 50kb. If you have a
lengthy message be advised that the size can be reduced by sending in plain
text (*.txt) format. HTML and other formats greatly add to the size of the
message. No attachments are allowed on any of the above lists. They are
automatically stripped by a program called Stripmine in order to avoid
worms, viruses, and trojans which often hitchhike on attachments.
Unfortunately this also means no images will go through. If you try to send
an image you are just wasting your time and confusing your intended
recipients by sending a blank message.
There is one other list that is sender restricted. That is firstname.lastname@example.org which
is for the current reunion committee to send out information regarding the
upcoming reunion. It has the same addresses as email@example.com.
Other lists such as each company (see below), DC, PC, ski, golf, widows,
wine, and stock pickers lists have their own rules established by their
All the lists are closed lists which means that only messages sent from an
address on the list will go through. If you have an email address change,
let me know via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
before you try to send a message to the list from your
new address. After you receive a welcome message
from each of your lists at the new address, you are good
to send from that address. If you are going on
vacation and wish to drop off the forum during that
time, let me know and I'll drop you until
you contact me again upon your return. Do not contact the list and ask to be
removed. I don't read every message on the forum and only respond to
messages sent to me directly.
You may not post messages on any class email list with an address of anyone
not on class email lists. Do it once and you'll get a warning, twice and
you'll be dropped from all class email lists. We don't want anyone outside
the class to get access to our email lists.