Our Email Discussion Groups

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What is a moderated e-mail list?

Subscribers to our mailing list send e-mails (or posts) for the group to a special address, such as NW-Mailing-List@nwhs.org. All e-mails sent to the list address are reviewed by our volunteer moderators who screen them for relevance and appropriateness. After review, the posts are forwarded to all the other subscribers to the list.

A side effect of moderation is that it may take a day or so for your question or comment to be broadcast to the rest of the subscribers on the list.

After your question is sent to the list, other subscribers will submit their answers back to the list address. The answers are then sent to everyone on the list so you and all the other subscribers can read them.

You can read past messages in our mailing list archives.

NW-Mailing-List Archives

NW-Modeling-List Archives

You can search our mailing list archives here: 

Select items of general interest have been posted to our Question and Answer section.

Will my email address be made public? Will I get junk-email because I joined?

No. Our policy is to NOT release personal email addresses in ANY message unless you explicitly ask in that message for us to do so. This prevents you from being exposed to junk email, or "spam". Any reply messages that come back to the moderator asking to speak to you directly will usually be honored, time permitting. (This is a cooperative and volunteer effort, remember.)

How much traffic is there on the list?

Normally there is a modest but lively amount of discussion, maybe 8 to 10 messages per day on average. The default mode is to receive each post as it is released by the moderator. If you wish, you can select a digest-mode which groups each day’s posts into one or two larger e-mails a day.

How many lists are there?

The N&W Historical Society currently supports three mailing lists:

The NW-Mailing-List covers historical and prototype questions concerning the Norfolk and Western, the Virginian Railway and related railroads.

The NW-Modeling-List discusses upcoming product releases and scale modeling of the N&W and Virginian Railways.

The NW-Free-Mo-List discusses building N&W and Virginian-oriented Free-Mo modular layouts for display at the N&WHS conventions.

How do I join the lists?

1.      Simply enter your name and e-mail address on the subscription form.

For the NW-Mailing-List subscription form, go to http://list.nwhs.org/mailman/listinfo/nw-mailing-list.

For the NW-Modeling-List subscription form, go to http://list.nwhs.org/mailman/listinfo/nw-modeling-list.

For the NW-Free-Mo-List subscription form, go to http://ten.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/nw-free-mo-list.

2.      Click on the button

3.      A confirmation message will be sent to your e-mail address.

4.      Simply reply to the confirmation message by e-mailing it back

How do I change or modify my subscription to the lists?

1.      Go to the appropriate member options login page for the mailing list you are subscribed to. (Links shown below)

2.      Enter your e-mail address and password.

To modify your NW-Mailing-List subscription, go to http://list.nwhs.org/mailman/options/nw-mailing-list.

To modify your NW-Modeling-List subscription, go to http://list.nwhs.org/mailman/options/nw-modeling-list.

To modify your NW-Free-Mo-List subscription, go to http://ten.pairlist.net/mailman/options/nw-modeling-list.

How do I unsubscribe from the lists?

1.      Go to the appropriate member options login page for the mailing list you are subscribed to.

        For the NW-Mailing-List, go to http://list.nwhs.org/mailman/options/nw-mailing-list.

        For the NW-Modeling-List, go to http://list.nwhs.org/mailman/options/nw-modeling-list.

        For the NW-Free-Mo-List, go to ten.pairlist.net/mailman/options/nw-free-mo-list.

2.      Enter your e-mail address and password.

3.      Click on the button.

4.      Important! A confirmation message will be sent to your address

5.      Simply reply to the confirmation message by e-mailing it back

I'm going on vacation. How do I temporarily stop my subscription?

1.      Go to the appropriate member options login page for the mailing list you are subscribed to.

        For the NW-Mailing-List, go to http://list.nwhs.org/mailman/options/nw-mailing-list.

        For the NW-Modeling-List, go to
http://list.nwhs.org/mailman/options/nw-modeling-list.

        For the NW-Free-Mo-List, go to
http://ten.pairlist.net/mailman/options/nw-free-mo-list.

2.      Enter your e-mail address and password.

3.      Scroll down to the Mail delivery section as shown below:

Mail delivery

Set this option to Enabled to receive messages posted to this mailing list. Set it to Disabled if you want to stay subscribed, but don't want mail delivered to you for a while (e.g. you're going on vacation). If you disable mail delivery, don't forget to re-enable it when you come back; it will not be automatically re-enabled.

Enabled
Disabled

Set globally

4.      Click the Disabled button

5.      Important! Scroll down to the bottom of the page.

6.      Click the button

If you have any other problems or questions related to the mailing lists, send an e-mail to the list-moderator@nwhs.org.


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