Internet Basics for ESL Students
Lesson 11
Mailing Lists

Dictionary


Keywords: computer, file, save, delete, send, receive, subscribe.


Dialogue 1: Subscribing to a Mailing List

A VA workstation

Pair work. Practice the conversation.

Jim: I don't know how to subscribe to this mailing list. How do I do it?
Paul: Send an Email to the list with the message 'help' and the server sends you a message with help about the list.
Jim: So, I send a message to majordomo@jalt.sguc.ac.jp with the message "help" and it will answer?
Paul: Yes. Please read the help message.


Reading: Mailing lists or discussion groups exist for people to share information about a topic like Linux . People subscribe to lists and make friends.

Sample of Listserv Lists:

List Name:Address:Comments:
Multi-Llistserv@barilvm.bitnet Language and multi-lingual learning
Tesl-Llistserv@cunyvm.bitnet Teaching English as a Second Language


You can get a complete list of lists by sending an Email to listserv@bitnic.educom.edu with no subject and the following in the body of the mail:

list global

but be careful, the list is over 1 MB in size!


Dialogue 2: Un-subscribe from a mailing list

Pair work. Practice the conversation.

Mary: How do I get off this mailing list? It isn't interesting.
Linda: Did you save the first message the Listproc computer sent you?
Mary: I don't remember. Why?
Linda: The first message has all the information you need for changing your list options and un-subscribing.
Mary: Well, I hope I saved it!

artwork


Exercise: This is an archived message from a mailing list:

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Re: File upload from a Web browser
Rob Hartill (hartill@ooo.lanl.gov)
Wed. 12 Jul 95 9:47:43 MDT
Messages sorted by: [ date ][ thread ][ subject ][ author ]
Next message: Larry Master: „Re: File upload from a Web browserš
Previous message: Ronald@traced.com.tw: „PC serversš In reply to:
Patrick Petite: „File upload from a Web browserš Next in thread:
Larry Masinter: „Re: File upload from a Web browserš

Patrick Petite wrote,
> Hi,
>
> I am using this list to get some advice on the
> following problem.
>
> I need an application to let you
> upload a file to my server.

Don't wait for the developers to give you a file upload option. It's impossible for most service providers.

Next message: Larry Master: „Re: File upload from a Web browser
Previous message: Ronald@traced.com.tw: „PC serversš In reply to:
Patrick Petite: „File upload from a Web browserš Next in thread:
Larry Master: „Re: File upload from a Web browserš

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Group work:

Activity:
Search the Internet for a mailing list about something you enjoy.

How do you paint a picture?

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