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Keep it On Topic
This list is intended for Apple and technology related discussion of interest to MacPeople members and guests. This is not the place for political discussion, advertisements, jokes, or other irrelevant material.
Think Before You Hit Send
There are approximately 200 members on this email list. Remember when posting or replying to a message you are sending your message to everyone. Be reasonable with your posts, we don’t want to limit discussion but ask you to use good judgment. Do not post the same question repeatedly and review the posts on the list to determine if your question has been answered or your response already made.
If your message is directed to only one individual, please reply to them individually. The 199 other people do not want their email boxes clogged up with irrelevant material.
Do not post anything that you would not want publicly distributed.
Be Careful with Auto-Responders
Automatic email responders are great for business, but they don’t work as well for personal email and can cause chaos with the email list. If you setup an auto responder that replies to every message it can create a never-ending loop of replies with the MacPeople list and flood the inboxes of the list members. If you will be unavailable for an extended period of time, we recommend that you temporarily turn off email notifications. Just don’t forget to turn them back on when you return!
Don’t Feed The Trolls:
Remember that this list is run by MacPeople members and is not affiliated with Apple. We do not pre-screen or censor posts so we cannot be responsible for any content posted to the list. The officers will make every effort to monitor the list and deal with problems privately. If you see an inappropriate post, please ignore it or report it to a MacPeople officer. Do not respond to the offending post.
Is This List Helpful? Consider Joining MacPeople and Supporting the Group:
Our records show that about half the users of this email list are not current MacPeople members. We don’t require that you be a MacPeople member to post to this list, but if you find it helpful, consider joining MacPeople. Our annual dues is very reasonable and goes to support the club in providing refreshments at meetings, equipment and library items.
Solving Common Problems:
First Message Moderation
To avoid the list being cluttered with advertisements and SPAM, we are currently screening the first message that each new member posts to the group. Your first post to the group will have to be manually approved by a volunteer list moderator. How quickly your post is approved will depend on moderator availability. This usually happens with in a few hours, but can take up to 48 hours. Please be patient and understand that this moderation will only happen once. Once approved to post, your future messages will go through without delay.
Bounced and Duplicate Messages
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Too Many Emails
Discussion on this list can be active. If you find that you are receiving too many emails to manage don’t unsubscribe. Instead, consider signing up for digest email delivery where you will only receive one email a day with all topics or subscribing to the list using an RSS reader.
In addition, you can consider setting up a rule in your mail application to filter all of these messages into one folder so they’re easier to manage at your leisure. Click here to view a tutorial on how to setup a rule in Apple Mail
Modifying your List Subscriptions
Instructions for unsubscribing from the list or modifying your subscription are found at the bottom of every email that is posted to the list. You can make all changes to your subscription through the mailing list webpage. Please do not post messages to the list requesting a change be made to your subscription.
If you continue to have problems with the email list, please do not post your problems to the list as MacPeople members cannot help you. Instead, please email our list administrator, Rick Chin for assistance with the issue. Please allow a reasonable amount of time for Rick to respond as he frequently travels for business.
Confusion About Google Accounts:
A Google Account Is Not Required!
Although this list is hosted by Google, you don’t have to use a gmail address to subscribe or have a Google account. Please note that a gmail address and a Google account are not the same thing. If you use a gmail address, you have a google account. However you can also setup a Google account for use with any other email address. Having a Google account is completely optional.
If I have a Gmail address do I have to use that one on this list?
No. You can register for this list with any email address you choose. If you have a gmail address, you already have a Google Account and will automatically have access to the additional features. However, you can also associate an non-google email address with your existing Google (gmail) account or create a new account to gain access to the additional features.
Why would I want use a Google Account?
If you have a Google account associated with the email address you use for the list, you will have access to additional features. These include the ability to read the list on the web or through an RSS reader, the ability to subscribe to digest or abridged email versions of the list and additional ability to customize our options. Put simply, you will have more control over your user experience with a Google account.
What Happens if I Don’t Have a Google Account?
You will be only able to use the basic list functionality including the ability to send and receive messages from the list. You will also be able to subscribe and unsubscribe to the email list. This is what a great majority of our users use the list for, and if that’s all you want, you’re fine without a Google account
Why Wouldn’t I Want a Google Account?