Working Group 802.1 has several email lists. Below are descriptions of each, and access links for subscribing and unsubscribing.
In case of problems, a subscribed address must reach a person! Do not subscribe the address of another list.
Main 802.1 list: STDS-802-1-L
802.1 ballot-response list list: STDS-802-1-BALLOT
802 Architecture list list: STDS-802-ARCH
802.1 maintenance-request list list: STDS-802-1-MAINT-REQ
Before posting email to a list, you should understand our restrictions on format, content, and message size. Here is a quick summary; some entries link to expanded explanations below.
If you send from an address not subscribed to the list, the server may reply with a request for confirmation.
Email link: 802.1 main list.
When sending to the ballot-response list, use the form, subject line, and address provided in the ballot announcement.
To send an item to the maintenance-request list, use the form and mail link provided in the Maintenance section of the 802.1 Website.
Email link: 802 Architecture list. (Please use only when an Architecture project is active.)
Subscribers usually receive a copy of their contributions. (Some email services, notably Gmail, may block them.) Non-subscribers should receive a report when the message is distributed. Those new to 802.1 may have their contributions delayed for moderator approval.
DONT PANIC! If you have posted a message and not yet received your copy, resist the impulse to send it again immediately. This is not an instant-messaging system.
Maybe you didnt send it. Check your sent mail, if possible.
Maybe you didnt confirm. If your sending address doesnt match a subscription, you must answer a server request. Look for one in received mail, then in filtered mail.
Maybe the server delayed or rejected it. Check for server notices in both normal received mail and filtered mail. If you find one, it should say whether you need to correct an error and resend. If your post is queued for approval, retransmitting it wont help.
If your posts consistently require confirmation or approval, you may need to change your subscribed address or to add a send-only subscription, so your From: header address is recognized.
Maybe your copy is delayed, bounced, filtered, or misplaced. This is not uncommon, so always check the list archive. Anything archived has been distributed to the list, whether or not you received a copy.
List email frequently contains URLs for documents or other information. Sometimes a URL may be broken into two lines by either the sending or receiving email tool. If that happens, you may need to reassemble the parts of the URL to use it. Extended discussion of broken URLs is unnecessary.
Any mail with a From header field containing the list address, or any of the addresses related to the list (e.g., owner-listname), is spam and possibly dangerous.
List email is checked for viruses by the IEEE. Typically, a virus is removed before the message reaches the list, and the mail is blocked. We cannot guarantee all will be caught! If the subject or purported author looks suspicious, handle with caution.
Spam is unwelcome and usually blocked. If any reaches the list, you can assume the administrator is working to improve defenses.
List mail NOT received
The administrator receives reports of delivery failures. The administrator may suspend email to a persistently failing address. Subscribers can restart delivery themselves or request help from the administrator. If you restart delivery without correcting the problem, the administrator will probably suspend it again.
Hint: Make certain your mailbox has not exceeded its storage quota!
The administrator tries to notify subscribers of problems, and test messages are sent to the failing address. If an address remains unreachable, it is eventually deleted from the list.
Subscribers may suspend and restart delivery of 802.1 email for their own convenience, without triggering any administrative measures.
The 802.1 lists are administered by Hal Keen.
Youre always welcome to contact the administrator for help with list questions or problems. If you would prefer not to wait for email contact, you may be able to manage your subscription using email commands or by creating your own login to the IEEE list server.