Reading Archives of List messages
Q1: How do I set up my computer to read archives of lists?
There are 2 methods :
A: Click on the link for the appropriate list below
|AgHort||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/aghort||Agriculture and Horticulture Teachers' Mailing List|
|aries||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/aries||Aries Teachers' Mailing List|
|cisco||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/cisco||Cisco Teachers' Mailing List|
|destech||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/destech||Design and Technology Teachers' Mailing List|
|elearning||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/elearning||elearning Teachers' Mailing List|
|english||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/english||VCE English Teachers' Mailing List|
|english-literature||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/english-literature||English Literature Teachers' Mailing List|
|esl||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/esl||ESL Teachers' Mailing List|
|foundationmaths||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/foundationmaths||Foundation Mathematics Teachers' Mailing List|
|furthermaths||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/furthermaths||Further Mathematics Teachers' Mailing List|
|generalmaths||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/generalmaths||General Mathematics Teachers' Mailing List|
|geography||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/geography||Geography Teachers' Mailing List|
|he||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/he||Health Education Teachers' Mailing List|
|hhd||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/hhd||Health and Human Development Teachers' Mailing List|
|itapps||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/itapps||Year 12 Information Technology IT Applications Teachers' Mailing List ( replaces IPM Mailing List )|
|informatics||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/informatics||Year 12 Information Technology Informatics Teachers' Mailing List|
|japanese||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/japanese||Japanese Teachers' Mailing List|
|java||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/java||Java Programming Teachers' Mailing List|
|mathsmethods||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/mathsmethods||Mathematical Methods Teachers' Mailing List|
|mmcas||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/mmcas||Maths Methods (CAS) Teachers' Mailing List|
|moodle||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/moodle||The Moodle Users' in Schools Mailing List|
|offtopic||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/offtopic||Information Technology Teachers' Offtopic Mailing List|
|opensource||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/opensource||Open Source Software Mailing List|
|pe||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/pe||Year 12 Physical Education Teachers' Mailing List|
|philosophy||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/philosophy||Year 12 Philosophy Teachers' Mailing List|
|php||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/php||PHP programming Teachers' Mailing List|
|primaryit||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/primaryit||Primary Teachers' Information Technology Mailing List|
|products||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/products||Vendor Product Information Mailing List|
|psych||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/psych||Year 12 Psychology Teachers' Mailing List|
|reporting||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/reporting||Student Reporting Mailing List|
|sofdev||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/sofdev||Year 12 Information Technology Software Development Teachers' Mailing List ( relaces IT Systems Mailing List )|
|specialistmaths||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/specialistmaths||Specialist Mathematics Teachers' Mailing List|
|syseng||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/syseng||Systems and Engineering Teachers' Mailing List|
|tech||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/tech||Technical Discussion in Schools Mailing List|
|textech||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/textech||Textiles and Technology Teachers' Mailing List|
|trivia||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/trivia||A Trivia Mailing List for Teachers|
|tsi||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/tsi||Technical Support to Schools Mailing List|
|vbasic||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/vbasic||Year 12 Visual Basic Programming Teachers' Mailing List|
|vcd||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/vcd||Visual Communication and Design Teachers' Mailing List|
|vcealgorithmics||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/vcealgorithmics||VCE Algorithmics Mailing List|
|vcechem||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/vcechem||VCE Chemistry Teachers' Mailing List|
|vcemaths||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/vcemaths||VCE Mathematics Teachers' Mailing List|
|vels||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/vels||Victorian Essential Learning Standards|
|vet-badm||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/vet-badm||VET Business Administration Teachers' Mailing List|
|vet-it||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/vet-it||Vet Information Technology Teachers' Mailing List|
|vet-mm||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/vet-mm||VET Multimedia Teachers' Mailing List|
|vitta-news||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/vitta-news||VITTA news Mailing List|
|yr11it||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/yr11it||Year 11 Information Technology Teachers' Mailing List|
|Yr7-10it||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/yr7-10it||Year 7 - 10 Information Technology Teachers' Mailing List|
|Yr7-10maths||http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/yr7-10maths||Year 7-10 Mathematics Teachers' Mailing List|
B: Setup your computer to use the newsgroups
Q2: What is the difference between each type of archive ?
The built in archives such as http://www.edulists.com.au/pipermail/ipm allow a search of message headers for a single month only. The newsreader allows a full search of keyword, author and other message details going back to the first message posted on the list. Therefore the newsreader provides a more comprehensive search facility to track down almost any word ever posted during the total life of the list.
Q3: Ok the newsreader looks good, how do I set it up ?
1. You will need a news reader client, for
Express, Netscape Mail , WinVN, Free Agent and others.
Some or all of the settings you may require to enter are :
Display Name --- your name (no aliases and no masquerading please)
Email address --- exactly as subscribed to the mailing list ( no aliases )
NNTP Server ---- news.edulists.com.au
Yes ----- to my server requires me to log on . NB. Username (fhc2002z) and Password ( fhc9876z)
No ---- to Log on using Secure Password Authentication
2. Once the news reader is started, it will ask if you want a list of newsgroups. Answer yes and proceed to load the newsgroups. For each one you are a member of, select and click subscribe. News groups mirror the names of the lists eg.
|local.it.ipm||Yr 12 IPM|
|local.it.is||Yr 12 IT Systems|
|local.it.vet-it||VET in IT|
|local.it.tsi||Technical Support Inititative|
3. By clicking or double clicking on the newsgroup name, you will now be able to see all messages in a threaded discussion. You may need to sort in reverse order of date to view most recent first. If you haven't saved the password in your setup you will be asked for it, otherwise you will go into the newsgroup without a password request. This still authenticates you, but through the saved information.
4. Some newsreaders only download a fixed number of messages, for example Outlook Express defaults to 300 new messages at one time. You can turn this off to receive ALL messages or you will need to adjust this number to your own requirements.
5. Once you read the thread or message of interest you can write back to the list through the newsreader interface. If you are not a member of the list your message will not appear.
6. The newsreader interface will also act as an archival facility so threads revisited can be perused before they are reactivated.
7. Thereafter you will be able to retain access to your mailing list interface through your normal email account and reader and also maintain full access through the news reader interface.