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Mac Multiple Processing List

List begun July 24, 2K.

1. What is the purpose of the MacMP List?

The MacMP List is a forum for users and fans of the new Macintosh G4 Dual Processor machines and general discussion about multiple processors in how they relate to the Mac.

2. How do you subscribe to MacMP List?

Send e-mail to <> to be included as a subscriber. You will shortly receive a message asking you to confirm your subscription.

Digest mode has been enabled; the digest is sent once per day or when it reaches a certain size. To switch from individual messages to the daily digest, send email to <>.

If you have problems switching modes, email <>. Be sure to specify which list you're writing about, since I maintain several.

3. Who sponsors the MacMP List?

The Macintosh Guy of Portland <> operates the MacCube email list, and is sponsored by Dr. Bott LLC <>.

4. How does this email list work?

Anyone who has access to Internet email may subscribe to the MacCube email list using the administrative mailing address for the list software <> with the appropriate command. Subscribers will receive a copy of every message sent to the posting address for the list. If you wish to respond, post, or otherwise have your words sent to everyone on the list, send email, either by replying the message to which you are responding or sending a new email, to <>.

The list management program is set up so selecting "Reply" in your emailer will send a message to the entire list. If you wish to respond individually to the sender of the message, be sure to address your message accordingly. There should be no need to copy messages to both the author and the list.

5. What is netiquette?

There are informal rules of the internet which are termed "netiquette" to help people use proper etiquette within this form of communication. Some examples of poor netiquette are not to signing messages, unsubscribing by sending mail to the posting address instead of the administrative address, or TYPING IN ALL CAPS, (which is considered yelling). This is a dynamic environment and netiquette is changing rapidly.

Some informal rules for this list

6. How can I remove my name from MacMP List?

Send email to <> to be removed from the list.

If you have problems unsubscribing, email <>.

7. Who is on the list? How can I get a copy of the e-mail addresses on the list?

List member names and addresses will be kept strictly confidential and will not be released to anyone.

8. What topics may be discussed?

Anything relating to the MacCube processor or MacCube Macintosh computers including troubleshooting, products, and software. MacMP List is an unmoderated open list. Unmoderated means messages are sent to the list without prior review by the listmom; open means anyone subscribed to the list may post.

To combat SPAM, the list server has been set to only allow posting by those subscribed to the list. The list mom also reserves the right to block any individual email account or domain or close any subscriber's account.

9. What tone is expected in the discussion and who will facilitate this?

I hope this will become a kind and helpful community. Since Mac users range from beginners to gurus, please be tolerant of "dumb" questions.

10. Is there an accessible archive of messages sent to the list?

11. I subscribed, but get no messages. What's up?

It is possible to successfully subscribe with an incorrect email address. I check all bounced messages to determine why they bounced. If the address is invalid, I delete it from the subscriber list. If the problem is temporary, like a full mailbox, I'll keep the address on the list for a while, then delete it if the problem isn't resolved. If it is bounced by your mail server, I will attempt to contact your postmaster -- and copy the message to you.

Of course, since there's a problem with the email address, there may be no way I can contact you to tell you of the problem. :-(

I take a hard line against unsolicited commercial email. Everything possible will be done to combat SPAM.

12. Do you have any policies about selling products or services on the list?

I've learned that some of the experts on any list gain their expertise professionally. For those who make a living selling equipment or services, we have the following guidelines.

This FAQ adapted from Dan Knight's email lists.

Eric Prentice
The Macintosh Guy of Portland


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