The UUG mailing lists
What is a mailing list?
A mailing list work like this: A whole bunch of people subscribe to a list. Then, when one person sends an email
to the mailing list address, everyone gets a copy forwarded to them. Usually, one person posts a question, and others
respond to the question. Some email readers will even display messages in a "threaded fashion" so that replies appear
indented under the original mails. We recommend filtering your UUG mailing list mail away from your inbox to avoid inundation.
For discussion of technical Unix topics, club discussions, and the ocassional off-the-wall conversation. It is also a great place to ask your Unix/Linux question.
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Archives of the mailing lists can be found here:
You can also see the
(prior to January 22, 2003)
Coping with high traffic
This mailing list tends to be pretty high traffic. Sometimes, exceeding 50 emails in one day.
Most members find it very helpful to setup filters to direct this mail out of their inbox and into a
separate folder specifically for this mailing list. You can do this with procmail (a server-side mail
filter), or with your mail client's filtering features. Every uug-list mail will have this string in
the subject line: "[uug]" so you can tell your mail reader to filter those to another folder.