AARC Electronic Mailing List Procedures
This document describes important functionality of the AARC Electronic
An electronic mailing list is an e-mail network of people. You can write
one e-mail message that will be delivered to all the people on that particular
network. You must “subscribe” to a list to become part of
that network, but once you do you are on an e-mail “party line.”
If you are on an electronic mailing list, you will receive messages
that are addressed to the entire group. Some of these will seem not to
be addressed to you and may cause you confusion. Just be aware that whatever
is written to the electronic mailing list is seen and read by all of the
people on that list. Be careful of what you say and send because everyone
will read it.
If you hit your reply button, your reply will not go to an individual
person, but to the entire list. Type a new message with a person’s
individual e-mail address if you wish to address them privately.
If you type a new message, send it to the list address and it will go
to everyone on the list.
These rules and guidelines will also apply to the AARC's online community,
• The AARC is not responsible for the opinions and information posted
on AARC email lists; postings represent the viewpoint of the writer and
are not endorsed by the AARC. Anonymous postings are prohibited.
• Sexual harassment, use of defamatory language, dissemination of
materials in violation of copyright and other intellectual property laws,
and other activities prohibited by law are prohibited on AARC email lists.
• Posting of any commercial material, or contacting any member to
advertise, sell, or solicit or otherwise promote any commercial product
or service, is prohibited.
• By subscribing to an AARC email list, you agree to release and
indemnify the AARC from legal actions and penalties arising from messages
you post on the list.
• Because the AARC reserves the right to monitor this list, users
of the list do not have a personal right of privacy in any messages in
the list, including messages marked “privileged,” “confidential,”
• Posting of a message to this list does not constitute the official
“filing” of a complaint, appeal, or grievance.
• The AARC reserves the right to make changes and modifications
to this list and these disclaimers, terms, and conditions at any time
for any reason.
• In the event that any violations of the rules listed above or
other activities that violate the law or jeopardize the AARC’s legal
standing are brought to the AARC’s attention, the AARC will take
appropriate action, at its discretion. The AARC reserves the right to
terminate, without prior notice, the list access of any user who does
not abide by this policy.
• The AARC reserves to the right to remove anyone for any reason
from an AARC electronic mailing list.
• Please focus on content relevant to the intent of the electronic
• Do not post advertisements or notices for products, services,
jobs, organizations, or events on this list.
• Do not post jokes, poems, chain mail, pornography, or virus warnings.
• Do not post copyrighted material from a source other than the
• Do not conduct surveys or build a link to a survey form unless
expressly given permission by the AARC.
• Do not engage in discussions relating to pricing or cost of goods,
as this may be considered price fixing and is a federal offense. For more
information on anti-trust, please review this Department
of Justice statement.
From time to time we receive comments requesting cleaner, more effective
communications on the AARC lists. Here are some netiquette rules and tips
on the polite usage of our electronic mailing list.
• When you are the person posting a question, be sure that you entitle
it with a good, concise, explanatory title in the subject line.
• If your message is an informative response to someone’s
questions, from which everyone can learn, you should respond and send
your reply message to everyone. However, try to avoid re-sending the entire
message you are replying to. Cut and paste the relevant parts when replying.
• If your reply is simply a request to receive a copy of what someone
has offered to share, or simply to agree with someone (such as: “Me,
too”), please do not reply to the entire group. Instead send your
response directly to the e-mail address of the person who posted the message
by clicking on your “Forward To” button, and typing in or
cutting and pasting in the e-mail address of the individual to whom you
• Please don't type in all caps.