Physics 217List Server

I have created a list server for Physics 217. A list server is a program that distributes email messages to all persons subscribed to the server. The main goal of the server is to allow information exchange between physics 122 students. To subscribe to the list server you send an email message to and in the subject of the email you include the following text:


You will receive a confirmation of your registration, and the email address of the account you used to send the subscription request will be used as the email address to which listserver messages will be send.

To send an email to all subscribers of the listserver you send an email to

This email will then be distributed to all the students subscribed to the listserver. I will monitor the emails distributed to ensure that it is only used for appropriate information exchange. For example, emails like "Who is interested in forming a study group to study for the next exam", "Who wants to get together on Monday night to work on problem 17 of this weeks homework set", etc. are appropriate, but emails like "I have the solutions for HW # 1 on sale", "The answer of problem 1 on the current homework is 0.5*(q + Q)", etc. are not.

Below you will find a copy of information on various commands that the listserver accepts.

List Server Help

This listserver supports the following commands. These commands should be the text in the subject field of your mail message.



Your address will be added to the list of subscribers. You will then be able to send messages to this list that will be forwarded to all other list subscribers.

subscribe digest

Your address will be added to the list of subscribers who receive a digest instead of each forwarded message. You will be able to send messages to this list, and will receive a digest of accumulated messages once a day.


A list of available digests will be returned to you.


Your address will be removed from the list of subscribers. You will no longer be able to send messages to the members of the list.


This help message will be returned.


If you have trouble you can contact a non-silicon based life form at

© Frank L. H. Wolfs, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA

Last updated on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 22:33