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ECS-L mailing list

ECS-L is a private electronic mailing list which enables ECS in the UK and overseas to communicate important or urgent news and information about ECS or British Council activities to ECS members, such as marketing opportunities, details of education promotion events, and ECS membership affairs.

Information is sent out on the same day as it is received by ECS Manchester, reducing the delays imposed by paper production and postal mailing. The postings are delivered via e-mail in the form of a daily digest containing all the messages received for posting that day.

The content is quality controlled and edited by ECS Manchester to ensure that it is relevant to ECS members.

The service also provides a searchable archive of all postings to the list so subscribers can refer back to messages as necessary.

Up to five people per ECS member institution may subscribe to ECS-L -- it is recommended that at least the ECS Liaison Officer at each institution is subscribed. Full details about subscribing to and using ECS-L are sent to all ECS members upon joining ECS.

To subscribe to ECS-L, or for more information about the list, contact the list owner at ECS-L-request@list1.BritishCouncil.org.

The following information may be useful to those people currently subscribed to ECS-L:

Temporarily suspending receipt of ECS-L postings

If you are currently subscribed to ECS-L and would like to temporarily suspend the receipt of ECS-L postings (e.g. if you are going on extended leave from the office), you may do this by sending an e-mail to LISTSERV@list1.BritishCouncil.org that contains only the following text on a single line (i.e. do not include any signature text at the end of your e-mail):

SET ECS-L NOMAIL

To resume receiving ECS-L postings, send an e-mail, as above, containing the following text:

SET ECS-L MAIL

You may also use the ECS-L web interface to change this setting.

Receiving postings as single e-mails, rather than a daily digest

To prevent ECS-L subscribers from being inundated with numerous ECS-L postings throughout the day, all ECS-L subscribers are, by default, set to receive no more than one e-mail from ECS-L in any 24-hour period. This e-mail contains a digest of all the previous days' postings, and is distributed after midnight GMT.

If you are currently subscribed to ECS-L and would like to change this setting, so that you receive ECS-L postings as soon as they are sent to the list, rather than collected into a digest, you may do this by sending an e-mail to LISTSERV@list1.BritishCouncil.org that contains only the following text on a single line (i.e. do not include any signature text at the end of your e-mail):

SET ECS-L NODIGEST

To reset this option so that you receive a single daily digest e-mail, send an e-mail, as above, containing the following text:

SET ECS-L DIGEST

You may also use the ECS-L web interface to change this setting.

Unsubscribing from ECS-L

If you are currently subscribed to ECS-L and would like to unsubscribe from the list, you may do this by sending an e-mail (content and subject title is ignored and so can be left blank) to ECS-L-unsubscribe-request@list1.BritishCouncil.org.

You may also use the ECS-L web interface to unsubscribe from the list.

ECS-L web interface

If you are currently subscribed to ECS-L, you may use the ECS-L web interface to view and search an archive of past postings, and also to change your subscription settings.

If you have not used the web interface before, you will need to set up a password for yourself. To do this, follow the 'get a new LISTSERV password' link on the login page, which will appear when you try to access the archives or change your subscription settings. You will be required to enter your e-mail address to verify that you are an ECS-L subscriber -- please ensure that you supply the exact e-mail address that you are currently subscribed to the list with (i.e. be careful if there are one or more aliases for your e-mail address).

To change your subscription settings for ECS-L, you may either go directly to the settings page, or follow the relevant links from the ECS-L web interface home page. ECS-L subscribers are asked not to change the information contained in square brackets in the 'Your Name' field, or any of the other settings if they do not understand the consequences.

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