VRA-L

Listserv Guidelines | Search the VRA-L Archive

A. To subscribe to VRA-L

Subscription to VRA-L requires that you be a member in good standing of the Visual Resources Association. To join VRA please go to: http://vraweb.org/membership/join/ . When you join VRA you will be subscribed to VRA-L using the email address on your membership application (and member profile).

The MyVRA membership profile and the VRA-L subscription are not connected, listserv subscriptions are added manually using the information given. So even though members may, and should, keep their email addresses current in their profiles, this will not keep the listserv subscription current. Please note: The listserv does not recognize aliases, so it has to be in exactly the same format as originally used when you registered.

To change the email address in the listserv subscription please contact the Membership Services Coordinator to make the change; please include both the old and new email addresses in the request. If you are unsure which address was used, or for further questions or assistance, please contact:

Lise Hawkos
Membership Services Coordinator
join@vraweb.org

 

B. To Unsubscribe to VRA-L

Send a message with this line in the body of the message:
SIGNOFF VRA-L
to the following address:
LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UARK.EDU
(This must be done from the email account which you wish to unsubscribe from VRA-L. If you use someone else’s account to send this command, your VRA-L account will NOT be affected as you intend. If you decide to unsubscribe, the list moderator will have to re-subscribe you at a later date.)

If you only want to stop mail for a short time (such as while you are on vacation), please see E., 4. below.

C. How to SEND A MESSAGE to the subscribership:

Send MESSAGES ONLY to the following address:
VRA-L@LISTSERV.UARK.EDU
(Do NOT send requests to unsubscribe from the list to the above address; see instructions for UNsubscribing above.)

D. Searching the VRA-L Archive

Messages posted to VRA-L are archived and searchable at the following URL, which is CASE SENSITIVE and one continuous string: http://listserv.uark.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=VRA-L

The VRA-L Archive is a benefit of membership and is therefore open only to current members. Access is password protected, and in order to search the archive, members will need to register and create a password (separate from the MyVRA/MemberClicks password).

  • Go to the login screen at http://listserv.uark.edu/cgi-bin/wa and click the “get a new LISTSERV password” link.
  • At the “Register LISTSERV Password” screen, in the “Email Address” field enter the same e-mail address that is used for the VRA-L subscription.
  • In the “Password” and “Password (Again)” field create a new password; this password is unique to Listserv and should not be the same as the member profile.
  • Click the “Register Password” button.
  • At this point Listserv will send an e-mail to the e-mail address entered into the “Email Address” field.  The e-mail will contain a clickable link.
  • Click the link in the e-mail, there will be a message that the password has been registered.
  • Go back to the login screen and log in with the e-mail address and password specified.
  • If you already had a LISTSERV password but cannot remember what it was, you can click on “Get Password” from the VRA-L Listserv Home Page (not the VRA webpage). This procedure will automatically replace your existing password with the new one you will be entering.

E. Customize your VRA-L subscription

(NOTE: The following commands are sent to a DIFFERENT address than the address given above for listserv submissions!!!)

  1. To receive an ACKnowledgement that your messages posted to VRA-L have been received: Send a message with this line in the body of the message:
    SET VRA-L ACK
    to the following address:
    LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UARK.EDU
    (To disable receipt of such acknowledgements, substitute NOACK for ACK in the above command.)
  2. To receive your own COPY of messages you send to VRA-L: Send a message with this line in the body of the message:
    SET VRA-L REPRO
    to the following address:
    LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UARK.EDU
  3. To receive an ACKnowledgement that your message to VRA-L has been received but NOT your own copy of your message: Send a message with this line in the body of the message:
    SET VRA-L ACK NOREPRO
    to the following address:
    LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UARK.EDU
  4. To set your VRA-L subscription NOT to send you VRA-L messages while you are out of town: Send a message with this line in the body of the message:
    SET VRA-L NOMail
    to the following address:
    LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UARK.EDU
  5. To RESET your VRA-L subscription to RESUME sending you VRA-L messages, perhaps after you have returned from vacation: Send a message with this line in the body of the message:
    SET VRA-L Mail
    to the following address:
    LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UARK.EDU
  6. To set your VRA-L subscription to send you VRA-L messages in digest form (once a day): Send a message with this line in the body of the message:
    SET VRA-L DIGest
    to the following address:
    LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UARK.EDU
  7. To find out your subscription settings for VRA-L: Send a message with this line in the body of the message:
    QUERY VRA-L
    to the following address:
    LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UARK.EDU
  8. To learn of more Listserv COMMANDS, request the Listserv
    reference card: Send a message with this line in the body of the message:
    INFO REFCARD
    to the following address:
    LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UARK.EDU