LISTSERVs, which replaced the old “majordomo” system several years ago, allow NCI at Frederick employees to subscribe to e-mail lists that pertain to specific topics. Once subscribed, you will receive all messages submitted to that list and then you can converse directly, via regular e-mail, with the individual who posted the message. When an e-mail is sent to a list, it is reviewed, approved, and then LISTSERV automatically distributes the message to all list subscribers. There are currently five LISTSERVs specifically related to the NCI at Frederick as follows.

LISTSERV NAME LISTSERV ADDRESS PURPOSE OF LIST NOTES TO USERS
EVENTS-INFO EVENTS-INFO@list.nih.gov Advertises events at NCI at Frederick (i.e. Research Festival, Blood drives, TYCTWD, Farmer's Market, Diversity events, Scientific Library events). Provides general, non-emergency information (i.e. Green Team, R&W Club, ) If you previously subscribed to the NCI-EVENTS or INFO lists, you have automatically been subscribed to the EVENTS-INFO listserv.
NOTICE NOTICE@list.nih.gov Provides ALL NCI at Frederick employees with need-to-know operational information, non-emergency outages, and weather-related announcements All NCI at Frederick employees are automatically subscribed to the NOTICE listserv.  You cannot unsubscribe.
CLASSES CLASSES@list.nih.gov Announcements for classes sponsored by NCI at Frederick internal organizations such as Data Management Services, Inc. (DMS), the Scientific Library, or Leidos Biomed Training and Development Office N/A
SEMINARS SEMINARS@list.nih.gov NCI at Frederick and NIH seminar announcements; Internal and external symposiums  N/A
NEEDED-AVAILABLE NEEDED-AVAILABLE@list.nih.gov Notification of available surplus equipment and requests for anything required to support the work of the NCI at Frederick (cell lines, agents, help requests, use of equipment, etc.) If you previously subscribed to the NEEDED or AVAILABLE lists, you have automatically been subscribed to the NEEDED-AVAILABLE listserv.

How do I subscribe to a LISTSERV list?

Send an e-mail to listserv@list.nih.gov with the following text in the message body:

Subscribe Listname Your name
(For example, if Jane Doe wanted to subscribe to the SEMINARS listserv, she would type “Subscribe SEMINARS Jane Doe” in the body of the email. LISTSERV will get your e-mail address from the “From” field of your e-mail message.)

How do I unsubscribe from a LISTSERV list?

Send an e-mail to listserv@list.nih.gov with the following text in the message body:

Unsubscribe Listname
(For example, if Jane Doe wanted to unsubscribe to the SEMINARS listserv, she would type “Unsubscribe SEMINARS” in the body of the email.)

How do I send mail to a list?

To send mail, or "post," to a list, address your e-mail message to:

listname@list.nih.gov
(For example if Jane Doe wanted to post to the EVENTS-INFO listserv, she would send the message to EVENTS-INFO@list.nih.gov. Listname is the name of the list you want to post to.)

How do I stop my mail while I'm away from my office?

Send an e-mail to listserv@list.nih.gov with the following text in the message body:

set listname nomail

To restart your mail, send the following message:

set listname mail

For questions related to listservs, please contact Andi Gnuschke at andrea.gnuschke@nih.gov, 301-846-6952, or visit https://list.nih.gov/LISTSERV_WEB/USERSGDE/appendix_c.htm#faq.

Last updated: 01/24/2014