Multimedia SIG Email List

About the Multimedia Email Discussion List

This list is used by Macintech and Multimedia SIGi members to discuss topics related to multimedia and Apple Macintosh computers. Topics include how-to instructions, requests for advice, problem solving, and announcements related to the Macintosh, and the MacinTech Users Group Multimedia Special Interest Group.

Subscription to this list is open to members and non-members of the MacinTech or Multimedia user groups.

If you were on the OLD Multimedia SIG email list, we have automatically subscribed you to this new list as a courtesy. If you would prefer NOT to be on this new email list simply visit this page to login and unsubscribe. Use the email address and password that was in the automated email you received when you were automatically subscribed. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Joining this list is easy, do this:

  1. fill in the form fields below with the requested information
  2. please double check your email address
  3. we highly recommend leaving the Receive emails in daily digests? setting set to immediate
  4. press the Submit button
  5. an automated email is sent to the email address you specified
  6. carefully review and follow the reply instructions in that email to complete the signup process.

Step 6 is required to protect YOUR privacy. It means that you cannot be subscribed or unsubscribed from the list by anyone but you or someone with access to your email account.

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Other Macintech Lists

The Multimedia List is just one of several email discussion lists hosted by our parent group, MacinTech. For more information on the other discussion lists available, please visit this link at macintech.org external website link

Administer your Subscription

Adminstering Your Multimedia Email List Subscription:

If you already subscribe to the Multimedia Email List, you can log in using the form below to administer your account. Use the form below if you would like to do things like change your password, unsubscribe from the list, or change your subscription options.

To Administer your subscription, do this:

  1. enter the email address you used to subscribe to the list in the form below
  2. press the Login button
  3. follow the instructions on the account admininstration page
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Multimedia List Email Archives

Multimedia SIGi Email List Archives:

We maintain a monthly archive of messages sent to this email list. Click Here external website link to search the archive of prior postings.

Email List Archives verses using our Online Forums
While the email list archives are searchable, they can be a bit cumbersome to use. Rather than relying on the email list and it's archives, you may want to consider posting your questions and answers in our forums. The forums maintain a more direct method of tracking a thread and they are easy to search (simply use the Search field at top of any page)
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Just food for thought -- there's no right or wrong answer.

Unsubscribing

Unsubscribing from the Multimedia email list:

The unsubscribe process is very straight forward. You log in on this page to administer your account and choose the unsubscribe option. To protect your privacy and prevent someone from unsubscribing you without your knowledge, an automated email is sent to your address requiring confirmation. Reply to that automated email as detailed in it's instructions. A final automated email is sent confirming you are removed from the list.

If you change your mind, simply signup (subscribe) again using the form on this page.

Hints and Tips

A few hints and tips on using the list

Subscribing:
Soon after submitting your email address, you will receive a confirmation message in your email asking you to confirm the subscription.

This precaution protects your privacy as it prevents someone else from subscribing you to a list without your knowledge.You will be asked to return the confirmation within 24 hours.

To do so, just press the reply button in your email application, and a new email will be generated that is addressed to the correct location with a subject line containing the subscription request and a special code that was sent to you. Send that email and you will then receive a message indicating that you are now subscribed to the Multimedia email list. Keep that message for the additional information it contains.

Posting:
Only subscribers can post to the list! In order to be a subscriber you must remember to reply to the automated email to complete the sign up process before trying to post messages to the list.

When you are subscribed to this list, you can send a message all other subscribers will receive. The address you should address your message to is multimedia@macintech.org Remember, when replying to a message, you have the choice of replying to just the sender, to just the list, or to both the sender and the list. Generally, pressing Reply in your email client will send the message to just the original sender. Pressing Repy All will send it to both the list and original sender. Please take a moment to review your email program reply options before sending something to the whole list that was perhaps intended for private eyes only |:) (we've all made that mistake)

If you have problems posting a message to the list, check your email address. For example, if you signed up as "james@bond.com", but the list sees your mail coming from "james@bond-007.com" then the message will not be posted and you'll receive a bounced notice. It is important to know the address used to actually send out your emails, and use that address to subscribe. Again, this is a mistake we've all made and it's easy to forget.

Multiple Addresses
You're more than welcome to subscribe using as many addresses as you like. For example you might want to subscribe using your home and business address so you can send information from both email accounts. Remember if you are reading your Multimedia Email at work, you will also have a copy of that message when you log in from home (provided the email addresses are different).

Rules of the Road

Some Common Sense Rules of the Road

In joining this email list, MacinTech and Multimedis SIGi members and non-members agree to follow all rules outlined on this page. The rules are subject to updates without notice.

The basic rules are:

Accounts that bounce too many messages in a given period of time are automatically suspended by the email list software. People who do not follow the rules are subject to suspension.

Going on Holidays?

Going on Holidays?

If you are going to be away for an extended period, and you have setup your email address to automatically respond with a vacation message, please:

  1. Log In with the form on this page
  2. temporarily suspend receiving email from the multimedia sig list
  3. log in and reactivate it when you return

Why?
Simple really... every time someone sends a message to the list, they receive your I'm away, come break into my house email. In some cases, that email might even be sent to the entire list. The automated emails do nothing but increase email traffic and we already have plenty of that in our lives Cool