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Here are some of the common questions that
have come up with regard to the Child-Neuro e-mail list. Please
save this message for future reference.
- Q: I can no longer send messages, unsubscribe, or send
commands to the server? What's going on?
A: The most likely explanation is that the e-mail address
your message is coming from is different from the one
from which you were originally subscribed. This could
happen if the gateway (the routing pathway) your e-mail
system uses has changed. The system administrators often
"leber at med.umich.edu" or "mack.kenneth at mayo.edu"
and we'll change your mailing address. Alternatively, you may have a spam filter set up. Make sure the new email isn’t blocked. Set your “trust” settings to include firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
- Q: I often do not know the context of someone's reply
about a message. Can something be done about this?
A: Good point. This is particularly problematic when
people are replying to a "digest" format; the
replies "subject" comes out as
"Child-Neuro Digest..." rather than the subject
of the individual message being addressed. The only
solution is for the replier to change the
"subject" to match that of the initial message.
In addition, in this case as well as in all other
replies, it is generally useful to quote *briefly* from
the initial message, particularly if the initial message
was written more than a few days earlier.
- Q: I am not from the United States, and I cannot
understand many of the discussions because the authors
use brand names of drugs rather than generic names. Can
this be corrected?
A: You are entirely correct. We all have to be careful to
use generic names and to avoid jargon (e.g., septicize,
- Q: Why do I sometimes get personal messages intended for
A: Usually, the sender has simply hit the wrong name in
his or her e-mail system's address book. Less commonly,
the sender does not realize it is a serious breach of
"netiquette" to send an individualized message
or an "I agree" type response to the whole
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For questions or comments, contact
Steven Leber, M.D., Ph.D. "leber at med.umich.edu" or
Kenneth Mack, M.D., Ph.D. "mack.kenneth at mayo.edu"