Entomo-L Mailing List

The Entomo-L Mailing List is for general exchange of information, news, views, questions and answers in entomology and related disciplines. Archives are available.

ENTOMO-L is maintained by Peter Kevan of the University of Guelph, Canada. Discussion is on a variety of entomology-related topics. Persons wishing to join the list should send e-mail to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UOGUELPH.CA with a blank subject line and body text consisting of subscribe entomo-L Jane Doe where Jane Doe is the real name of the subscriber.

To send a message to all the people currently subscribed to the list, just send mail to ENTOMO-L@LISTSERV.UOGUELPH.CA. This is called "sending mail to the list", because you send mail to a single address and LISTSERV makes copies for all the people who have subscribed. Please do not send attachments to the list.

This address (ENTOMO-L@LISTSERV.UOGUELPH.CA) is also called the "list address". You must never try to send any command to that address, as it would be distributed to all the people who have subscribed.

All commands must be sent to the "LISTSERV address", LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UOGUELPH.CA. It is very important to understand the difference between the two, but fortunately it is not complicated. The LISTSERV address is like a FAX number, and the list address is like a normal phone line. If you make your FAX call someone's regular phone number by mistake, it will be an unpleasant experience for him but you will probably be excused the first time. If you do it regularly, however, he will probably get upset and send you a nasty complaint. It is the same with mailing lists, with the difference that you are calling hundreds or thousands of people at the same time, so a lot more people get annoyed if you use the wrong number.

You may leave the list at any time by sending a "SIGNOFF ENTOMO-L" command to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UOGUELPH.CA.

For information about subscription options, send a "QUERY ENTOMO-L" command to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UOGUELPH.CA.

Contributions sent to this list are automatically archived. A world-wide web interface to the archives is available. If you prefer to access the archives by e-mail, you can get a list of the available archive files by sending an "INDEX ENTOMO-L" command to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UOGUELPH.CA. You can then order these files with a "GET ENTOMO-L LOGxxxx" command, or using LISTSERV's database search facilities. Send an "INFO DATABASE" command for more information on the latter.

Please note that it is presently possible for anybody to determine that you are signed up to the list through the use of the "REVIEW" command, which returns the e-mail address and name of all the subscribers. If you do not want your name to be visible, just issue a "SET ENTOMO-L CONCEAL" command.

More information on LISTSERV commands can be found in the LISTSERV reference card, which you can retrieve by sending an "INFO REFCARD" command to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UOGUELPH.CA.

This page is part of the Iowa State Entomology site. Last updated April 14, 2008