MOTIF Mailing Lists


Existing lists

Several mailing lists have been created for the MOTIF project.

The lists are completely private: only members of the lists can send mails to the lists, access the lists' archives and get the names and e-mail addresses of the current subscribers. Moreover, only the lists' owner can add new persons to the lists. This should guarantee that no spam will be sent to the lists.

The lists are not moderated: a mail sent to the lists is directly forwarded to the subscribers.

The mails sent to the lists are stored in monthly archives that you can easily retrieve (if you are a subscriber) by sending a mail to the list server program.

When you send a message to a list, a list-dependant tag (or keyword) will automatically be inserted in front of your subject to make it easier to identify and sort the MOTIF related mails.

List Topic
motif-all Models and Observations to Test clImate Feedbacks - MOTIF Community

This is the MAIN MOTIF LIST and you should use it for all the non-restricted and non-administrative messages (that is, for most messages). The subscribers of motif-all are the subscribers of motif, as well as other MOTIF collaborators.

Tag: [MOTIF]

motif Models and Observations to Test clImate Feedbacks - MOTIF Project core members

The use of this list is RESTRICTED to the MOTIF CORE MEMBERS and can be used to share restricted information (passwords, financial information, ...).

Tag: [MOTIF core]

If you think that we should create additional mailing lists, or that you should be added to one of the lists, please send a detailed request to the webmaster.

Still, we would prefer to keep the number of mailing lists as small as possible, and we count on your using clear enough subjects for the mails you send to the existing lists, so that people who should read them do so (and answer) as quickly as possible!

Using the lists

E-mail addresses for the lists

Using the lists is as simple as sending a mail. You can either send a mail directly to the lists when you want to get in touch with fellow subscribers, or send a mail to the list server program with the apropriate command(s).

Destination e-mail address
List Server

Choosing the right subject...

Make sure you use the correct list and a clear enough subject!

It is a good idea to use an extra message tag (or a comma-separated list of tags) in your subject, that will be added after the automatic list tag (go back to the previous section if this is not clear).

Example: you want to send a mail about the web site, that should reach only the MOTIF core members.

Solution: send a mail to motif (and NOT motif-all) with a subject like
    [WEB] web site advice requested

Result: motif subscribers (you included) will receive a mail with the following subject:
    [MOTIF core] [WEB] web site advice requested

We suggest you use the following tags (you can send more keywords to the webmaster).

Tag Main topic of the mail
WPn Work Package n
BC Boundary conditions
xK x ka run
WEB MOTIF web site
DB MOTIF database
CONF MOTIF related conference

Things to be aware of!

List server commands

You can put a single command in the subject of the mail you send to the list server, or one or multiple commands in the body of the message. The most useful commands are listed in the following table. Only the capitalized part of the commands is actually required, and you can use upper or lowercases.

Note: LSCE intranet users can access most of the following options on the web ([ motif-all ], [ motif ])

Command Effect
Note: you can click on a command below to directly send a mail to the list server
HELp Get help!
INFO motif-all
INFO motif
Get information about the list
REView motif-all
REView motif
Get the subscribers' names
(if you are a member of the list)
WHICH Get the names of the lists you are subscribed to
UNSubscribe motif-all
UNSubscribe motif
Leave a list
(Note: if you use this command, you will receive a mail from the list server asking you to confirm your action)
SET motif-all NOMAIL
Suspend message reception
(without leaving the list)
SET motif-all DIGEST
Receive mails in digest mode
(messages sent to the list are grouped, and you get them twice a week)
SET motif-all MAIL
SET motif MAIL
Resume normal message reception
(cancel the effect of the NOMAIL and DIGEST options)
INDex motif-all
INDex motif
Get the content of the archives (old mails)
GET motif-all 200x-MM
GET motif 200x-MM
Retrieve a file from the archive
(e.g. 2008-06, mails sent in June 2008)
LAST motif-all
LAST motif
Get last message sent to the list

The list administrators can also use the following commands:

Command Effect
ADD motif-all user@host First_Name Last_Name - MOTIF_Partner
ADD motif user@host First_Name Last_Name - MOTIF_Partner
Add a new subscriber to the list
DEL motif-all user@host
DEL motif user@host
Remove a subscriber from the list
STATS motif-all
STATS motif
Get list's usage statistics


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