Sep 24, 2012 - 8:10 pm
1) FIND YOUR LIST:
If you know the name of the mailing list you want to join, go to its webpage:
When you get to the archives page, click the box on the right that says "Subscribe / Unsub / Options."
(If you are unsure of the listname, go to www.acor.org, find the appropriate disease and list, and click on it.)
2) SIGN UP:
On the next page, enter your email address and first and last name. Click the box that says "Join."
3) CONFIRM YOUR SUBSCRIPTION:
You will receive onscreen notification that a confirmation request has been sent to your email address. When the confirmation request arrives, DO NOT click the link it contains; the link OFTEN FAILS. Instead, follow the directions in the letter to reply by email. (Reply by email to any confirmation request you receive from any listserv. It works better.)
4) YOU'RE IN!
After you have replied by email to the confirmation request, you will receive a welcoming letter from the mailing list and begin receiving posts from other members.
You'll probably want to explore the various settings available to optimise the use of the list(s) for your own particular requirements. ACOR uses very clunky, incredibly ancient and user-unfriendly technology and it's a nightmare to navigate the warren of settings facilities to make it usable.
I have found that the best way for me to use KIDNEY-ONC effectively has been to block off receiving emails, which are so voluminous as to choke one's email inbox. To do this, on the KIDNEY-ONC Home Page, click on "Subscriber's Corner" at top left of the window. Then, in Subscriber's Corner, click on the "My Settings" tab. For me, this brings up a listing of all the lists I'm on. You may well have only joined KIDNEY-ONC. The heading you should find will be