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You have just been subscribed to mased-list, an e-mail list devoted 
exclusively to the subject of Masonic Education, with an emphasis on how 
to better develop and deliver education programs throughout the world.

You will soon notice that many Masonic jurisdictions are present, and 
some of them may not be "recognized" by your Grand Lodge.  While this 
should present no practical problems, we ask that you refrain from 
discussing "regularity" issues on this list.  If you have concerns, you 
mail email the listowner, Bill Hickey, at and we 
can discuss the situation privately without involving those whose 
interests are in education.

First, a couple of important items.  

(1)  SAVE THIS FILE SOMEWHERE.  It contains information on how to 
subscribe, unsubscribe, change your mail delivery options, how to 
retrieve any archived files which may eventually be placed on the
system,  and a number of other suitable subjects.

(2)  I control the subscriber list.  You cannot get onto the list
without my sending a message to the processor and telling it to put you there.  
You can leave any time you wish, but if you want to come back, I have to 
put you back on.  I do NOT moderate this list -- that is to say, I do
not screen postings before they are sent to the list.  It is totally open. 
I expect the members of this list to act like gentlemen (and ladies, if 
appropriate).  My tolerance of personal arguments on the list will be 
very low.  I will issue a private warning once, a public warning once, 
and if the discussion does not stop, I will place the offender(s) on an 
"ignored" list.  That will allow you to continue seeing the list 
postings, but the list will ignore anything from you.  That will happen 
for a week to allow a cooling-off period.  After you are restored to
full list privileges, I will expect you to maintain proper decorum.  Chronic 
abuse of this warning system will result in permanent removal.

Anti-masonic postings (should they ever happen) are cause for immediate 
and permanent removal from this list -- no warning.  I am the judge of 
what is anti-masonic, but I will entertain consultation from the list if 
a posting is questionable.

You don't have to like these rules, but you will have to abide by them.  
If you can't deal with them, unsubscribe now.

The proper name and internet address for this list is:

However, you can also reach the list by sending mail to:

Both addresses are the same to the list processor.  You may want to use 
the address because it's easier to remember and because if 
the list should move for any reason, you won't have to follow by
changing all the list addresses in your computer.

Obviously, you got the instructions from somewhere.  But in the event
you want to pass along the instructions to a friend, or you unsubscribe and 
wish to return, send a message to (the subject 
line is optional as listproc doesn't read it).  For the example below, I 
am going to use my name.  Where you see my name, put your name instead.  
I won't take kindly to you trying to use my name to subscribe under 
another userid.


And remove any signature files you might have (it just confuses the 
processor).  That will get you subscribed to the list.  After that, to 
post to the other members of the list, you send your mail to:  OR

You send a message to (again, subject line is 
optional) with the single line of text:


or you can use:


Please note, listproc is stupid.  It has a very limited vocabulary and 
syntax.  You MUST spell the command(s) correctly, and you must use the 
correct syntax, or you will get an error message.  Sending these and 
other commands to MASED-LIST (or education) instead of listproc will do 
nothing -- except, that is, make you look foolish because the entire 
membership of the list will see your mistake, and listproc will continue 
on as though you never even sent the message.

There are a number of ways to receive your mail via this list.  When you 
are initially subscribed, the default is that you will NOT get a copy of 
your own messages sent back to you.  Some people prefer it this way, and 
others are worried that their messages didn't make it to the list.  If 
you wish to have your messages echoed back to you, send a message to (subject optional) with the message text:


If you later decide you do NOT want to receive a copy of your messages, 
send the text:


I allow for digesting mail on this list.  That is to say, the list 
processor collects email for the entire day and will send you a single 
long message with a recap summary at the top.  This single message will 
contain ALL the traffic exchanged on MASED-LIST during the day, so you 
won't miss anything.  However, I've configured the list to send out that 
digest at midnight (mountain time) each day.  So, if you rely on getting 
current mail and replying immediately, "digest" mode is not for you.  If 
you wish to "digest" your mail, send the text as follows:


Lastly, if you are going on vacation for a couple of weeks, but do not 
want to have the mail sent to your mailbox until you return, and you do 
not want to unsubscribe, send the following message:


Postpone will cause listproc to "hold" your mail for you until you come 
back and send a ACK/NOACK/DIGEST message.

The list of subscribers is restricted to members of this list only.  To 
get a list of current subscribers and their email addresses, send a 
message to listproc, (subject optional) with the following text:


If you merely send REVIEW MASED-LIST, you will get the current list 
configuration and the current subscriber list.

Finally, if all else fails and you get totally confused, just send a 
message to with your question.  It will be read by a 
human and answered as soon as possible.

Welcome to Masonic Education (MASED), and I hope you find the
discussions worthwhile and valuable.

Sincerely and Fraternally,
Bill Hickey