...for as long as it takes
What is a listserver?
A list of email addresses which are maintained at a server. When someone emails the list, everyone on it receives a copy of the email.
There are 2 separate email addresses involved. The first is the listserve address,
which is used to subscribe (join), unsubscribe, or send commands that will affect the way you receive your email from the list.
This address is: LISTSERV@listserv.icors.org
(As with most email addresses, the case is not important. Uppercase, lower case, or mixed will all work.)
You must join, or "subscribe" to the OJC Listserver. Be sure to set it up with the correct email address. The address you use will be checked against the email addrsss on incoming email. If there is no match, your email will not be posted to the list but will, instead, be returned to the email address from which it was sent.
TO JOIN THE LIST:
Email: LISTSERV@listserv.icors.org and, in the text of your message (not the subject line), write:
Again, do this from the email address you want used! That is the "Return Address" field when you set up the properties for that email address in your software, or it is the address given to you by one of the free emailers like hotmail.com, etc..
It is always easier if you do NOT include an email signature on email sent to the listserver otherwise you will geberate error messages as it tries to figure out commands from your signature block.
TO EMAIL THE LIST:
Once you are a member of the list, you will send email that you want the list to receive to: OJC@listserv.icors.org
TO CHANGE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS:
If you want to change your email address, you will need to signoff (unsubscribe) with the old address and subscribe (sign up again) using the new email address. Please be sure to sign off when you stop using an email address.
TO LEAVE THE LIST:
Write to LISTSERV@listserv.icors.org and, in the text of your message (not the subject line), write:
Again, do this from the email address you want used! That is the "Return Address" field when you set up the properties for that email address in yourm software, or it is the address given to you by one of the free emailers like hotmial.com, etc.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Write to LISTSERV@listserv.icors.org and, in the text of your message (not the subject line), write: "HELP" or "INFO" (without the quotes).
HELP will give you (via email) a short help message and INFO will get a list of the documents you can request .
Below is an excerpt of HELP, modified by replacing "listserve" with "OJC" which is the name of our list:
Command Other options Explanation INFO OJC Order text help files via email at no charge SUBscribe OJC Subscribe to the list SIGNOFF OJC Unsubscribe from list Query OJC Search OJC keyword... SET OJC options INDex OJC GET filename filetype INFO REFcard Will get you a reference card of more commands.
Here is what an INFO email will get you:
List of information files available from LISTSERV@listserv.icors.org:
REFcard (LISTSERV REFCARD) Command reference card
FAQ (LISTFAQ MEMO ) Frequently Asked Questions
QUICKstart (LISTQS MEMO ) Quick start for list owners
GENintro (LISTSERV MEMO ) General information about LISTSERV
KEYwords (LISTKEYW MEMO ) Description of list header keywords
AFD (LISTAFD MEMO ) Description of Automatic File Distribution
FILEs (LISTFILE MEMO ) Description of the file-server functions
LPunch (LISTLPUN MEMO ) Description of the LISTSERV-Punch format
JOB (LISTJOB MEMO ) Description of the Command Jobs feature
DISTribute (LISTDIST MEMO ) Description of DISTRIBUTE
FILEOwner (LISTFOWN MEMO ) Information guide for file owners
DATABASE (LISTDB MEMO ) Description of the database functions
OWNers (LISTOWNR MEMO ) Description of list-owners commands
PUT (LSVPUT EXEC ) An exec to facilitate sending PUT commands
You should order the PResentation or GENintro guides if you are new to LISTSERV. Where you see words here that are mixed case, like FILEOwner,
you can use the the uppercase letters as an abbreviation, so FILEO will work the same.
Please be advised that Operation Just Cause does not endorse the contents of the emails sent to the list. We do not moderate contents of emails to verify they are on-topic, etc..
The list has been created to allow members a place to exchange POW/MIA/KIA related information as it develops, and to interact with each other as family.
When you join the list you will be entering an ongoing correspondence between people concerned with obtaining a true and complete accounting of our POW/MIA/KIA. Many of us are immersed in this issue day and night and have been for years. Some are PNOK (primary next of kin) for POW/MIA still missing or other relatives. Some are veterans of Vietnam and the gulf war conflicts. Some are veterans who did not serve in combat but serve(d) our country none the less. All are concerned deeply with making a difference.
If you find the list discussing politics, government, military, religion, work, health, finances, or anything else, please remember this is a family setting. You are welcome. But you are not welcome to criticize what we do on the list or how we do it. Join in or leave at your choosing. Feel free in jump in on any topic. Or start a new on. But don't confuse what you read with what we are about.
Operation Just Cause is a huge collection of people who really care about our prisoners of war, missing in action and killed in action (body not recovered). Some small number of us have joined together on the list. At times what crosses the list may seem to be about everything except our still-missing heroes. You may see that happen. More than likely it will occur when we, as a nation, are at war. Or when our government has just passed some new ruling with is troubling to us. No excuses, just explanation.
So welcome. Share with us. Or stay away. That is your choice. Isn't freedom excellent!?!