Phtn-l -- Distance Learning Coordinators


About Phtn-l
English (USA)

Purpose: The purpose of PHTN-L is to provide an electronic forum for the
exchange of information and ideas of interest to state distance learning
coordinators in Public Health. The initial subscribers to the list
include the federal employees in the Department of Health and Human
Services (DHHS) involved with the Public Health Training Network and the
designated Distant Learning Coordinators for Public Health (DLCs) in each
of the fifty states and teritories.

PHTN-L resides at the University of Washington and is maintained by the
Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. At this time PHTN-L is a
private, closed list. Only those approved by Chuck Treser
( will be subscribed.

familiar with LISTPROC. This might look like a waste of disk space now,
but in 6 months you will be glad you saved this information when you
realize that you cannot remember what lists you are subscribed to, or
what is the command to leave the list to avoid filling up your mailbox
while you are on vacations. In fact, you should create a new mail folder
for subscription confirmation messages like this one, and for the "welcome
messages" from the list owners that you will occasionally receive after
subscribing to a new list.

Addresses You Need to Know

-- Posting address for PHTN-L is:

A message posted to this address will be seen by all list subscribers.
Hence, this is not the appropriate address for requesting changes in mail
options or with help in using LISTPROC. Do NOT send List commands to the
Posting address. Read on for the correct address for List commands.

-- LISTPROC address:

This is the address to use for automated LISTPROC commands such as putting
your mail on hold, changing from/to Digest mode, etc., as described in the
sections below. All messages to this address are handled by a program and
are never seen by a human, so any additional comments, etc. will go
unheard. This is obviously the preferred method for setting mail options,
unsubscribing, etc., (since you don't bother a person doing it). Do NOT
use the above address to post messages that are intended for the
subscribers to PHTN-L.

-- Help Desk address:

Unlike with the LISTPROC address, this is the address of a human being,
the list manager, who will help you with your LISTPROC problems. She can
handle cryptic messages like "SET PHTN-L POSTPONE" but she'd much rather
see normal, polite requests in English.


If you're reading this, you've already discovered one source for the
USER'S GUIDE. To keep yourself updated on changes to this document,
please stay tuned to the list.

If you lose your copy or you hear that there is an updated copy of this
USER'S GUIDE, you can ask LISTPROC to send you one simply by sending the

info PHTN-L

to the LISTPROC address.

The PHTN-L USER'S GUIDE is maintained by Laura Schubert. All USER'S
GUIDE-related questions and comments should go directly to:

Mail Options

LISTPROC gives you 4 mail options:

* ACK (you get a copy of your own messages)
* NOACK (you don't get a copy of your own messages)
* POSTPONE (you get no mail, good for vacations and stuff)
* DIGEST (a digest version of the day's messages)

To change your mail option you just need to send a command to the LISTPROC
address, such as:


to put your mail on hold, or:


to switch from receiving every message to receiving a daily digest

If you have set your mail on POSPTONE, to begin receiving it you must send
the following command to


Type the command (and nothing else) in the body of a mail message and
send it to the LISTPROC address:

Full documentation on how to use LISTPROC is available on the World Wide
Web at: .

To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the Phtn-l Archives. (The current archive is only available to the list members.)

Using Phtn-l
To post a message to all the list members, send email to

You can subscribe to the list, or change your existing subscription, in the sections below.

Subscribing to Phtn-l

Subscribe to Phtn-l by filling out the following form. This is a closed list, which means your subscription will be held for approval. You will be notified of the list moderator's decision by email. This is also a hidden list, which means that the list of members is available only to the list administrator.

UW community:

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For persons outside the UW

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