We have set up an email list for Math 444. The list is accessible to everyone with email, on campus or at home.
The purpose of the list is to provide a means for communicating among the class using email. This means student-to-student and student-to-instructor communication and not just instructor-to-student (though that will be handy).
When you subscribe, you will automatically receive all messages posted to the list. If you send email to the list, you will automatically send it to everyone (at least everyone who has subscribed) without having to know and type in addresses for everyone.
Also, PLEASE READ the TOP 3 LIST FOR LISTS at the end of the message. It will spare you the few rookie mistakes that one can make with these lists. (But don't let a fear of mistakes keep you from jumping in; you are among friends on this list.)
If you have email, you can get on this list by sending a single email message.
In order to send e-mail to the list, address your message to:
Your email message will go to everyone on the list without having to know everyone's email. When anyone else sends a message to the list, you will receive it. You can also retrieve old messages by a method that is explained in the introductory email.
Follow exactly the same procedure described for getting on the list, except that the subject line of the email message should read
Send the email message to the address:
Be sure to send the message to the address math444-request and not math444. The latter will be read by everyone on the list, but it won't get you off.
It is very important that you SAVE THIS MESSAGE. Because when you want to unsubscribe, you will need this info (even if you love the list, you will want to unsubscribe if you change email address or if you go on vacation or if your system will be down during the summer). I suggest that you create a mailbox on your system for storing Math 444 messages that you want to keep, and then save this welcome message as the first one.