Who is on a mailing list/Which list am I on?
How to tell which lists you are on
To determine which lists you are on, send an email to email@example.com. (Note that you will receive better results if you send a plain-text email.) In the body of the email, include two lines that say:
You will soon receive a reply from MajorDomo, listing all of the lists that you are on (see example in Figure 1, below). Note that the lists will be displayed by their short name, for example mcmp_clr instead of firstname.lastname@example.org. (See Short names for lists, below) Note also that lists such as email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org do not contain email addresses, they are meta-lists (lists of lists). Thus, if you are in list ipph_clr, you will also be included in email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to tell who is on a mailing list
To determine who is on one of our mailing lists, send an email to email@example.com. In the body of the email, include two lines that say:
who list-short-name end
who admin_ap end
Note that you will need to refer to the lists by their short names, for example mcmp_clr instead of firstname.lastname@example.org. (See Short names for lists, below) You will soon receive a reply from MajorDomo, showing you everyone on the list you specified (see example in Figure 2, below).
Short names for lists
The mailing list names as shown above (e.g. email@example.com) are easy for people to use. However, the mailing list manager, MajorDomo, uses short names for each list, instead of the long names. MajorDomo has to do this to differentiate between lists with the same name in different mailing domains (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com). The table below shows all of the “true” mailing lists in the College of PNHS general mailing lists. MajorDomo will refer to the example above, firstname.lastname@example.org, as ipph_ap.
You will note that the table above does not contain short names that correspond to lists such as email@example.com, or the all-important firstname.lastname@example.org. That is because those lists are not “true” mailing lists (lists of e-mail addresses). They are meta-lists (lists of lists). If you send MajorDomo a request for everyone on ipph_staff or pnhs_all, you will get a reply listing which other lists are contained in the list you asked for, NOT a listing of the people that the list ultimately goes to. Here is how the meta-lists work:
email@example.com goes to domain_faculty, domain_adjfac, domain_afffac, and domain_resfac. (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org goes to ipph_fac, ipph_adjfac, ipph_afffac, and ipph_resfac.
email@example.com goes to domain_ap, domain_clr, and domain_tech. For example, firstname.lastname@example.org goes to ipph_ap, ipph_clr, and ipph_tech.
email@example.com goes to all of the domain_, lists EXCEPT domain_ugrd. For example, firstname.lastname@example.org goes to all of the ipph_ lists in Table 1 above, except ipph_ugrd
The @pharmacy.purdue.edu lists go to the appropriate ipph_, mcmp_, phpr_, and possibly admin_ lists. For example, email@example.com goes to ipph_ap, mcmp_ap, phpr_ap, and admin_ap. firstname.lastname@example.org goes to ipph_grd, mcmp_grd, and phpr_grd.
Security for this information
You might be concerned that someone outside the College can determine who is on our mailing lists and start sending us all spam. Rest assured that the MajorDomo won't answer any queries for people who are not on our mailing lists. They get a reply that says: