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DATAPLOT Mail List

Introduction A ListProcessor mail list is now available for Dataplot for both NIST and non-NIST users.

For those unfamiliar with mail lists, the basic idea is that messages posted to the mail list are sent to all persons who have subscribed to the list. This provides a public forum for questions about Dataplot.

All messages are archived and this archive is publically available from a web page. Over time, the archive can act as a "frequently asked questions" resource. Also, any subscriber is free to respond to any question. This provides an additional support mechanism for Dataplot.

If you have privacy concerns, you are still free to send questions about Dataplot directly to Alan Heckert. If you send e-mail directly to me rather than to the Dataplot mail list, I will respond directly to you and not post the response to the list. On the other hand, if you post the question to the list, I will e-mail the response to the list as well. Note that if you have a "signature" feature in your e-mail, this signature will be included in the archived e-mail. If you do not want your personal contact information to show up in the archives, you need to post your messages without the signature or send your question directly to Alan Heckert.

If you simply want to request the Dataplot CD, please send these requests directly to Alan Heckert.

Options The Dataplot mail list has been setup as an unmoderated (i.e., I do not edit messages sent to the list) list with no password protection.

The following options are available for the Dataplot mail list:

  1. Subscribe to the Dataplot mail list
  2. Unsubscribe to the Dataplot mail list
  3. Send mail to the Dataplot mail list
  4. View archived messages
If you have problems with the Dataplot mail list, you can contact Alan Heckert for assistance. NIST users can obtain more information about ListProcessor mail lists.
Subscribing to Mail List To subscribe to the Dataplot mail list, send a subscribe request. Specifically
    Send Mail To: listproc@nist.gov
    Message body: subscribe dataplot your-name
where your-name is the name you wish to use on the list. This is your regular name (e.g., Alan Heckert), not your e-mail name. The e-mail address is automatically extracted from the mail message.

The subject field is optional (it has no effect).

Please do not send subscribe requests to Alan Heckert. The above method is automated and does not require my intervention.

Unsubscribing to Mail List To unsubscribe to the Dataplot mail list, send an unsubscribe request. Specifically
    Send Mail To: listproc@nist.gov
    Message body: unsubscribe dataplot
The subject field is optional (it has no effect).

Please do not send unsubscribe requests to Alan Heckert. The above method is automated and does not require my intervention.

Sending Mail to the Mail List To send a message to the Dataplot list,
    Send Mail To: dataplot@nist.gov
    Type your text in the message body
Note that messages sent to the Dataplot mail list can be read by any subscriber to the Dataplot mail list. Futhermore, messages sent to the list are archived and viewable by anyone with access to the Dataplot web site. If you prefer a more private communication, you can contact Alan Heckert via private email.
View Archives of Dataplot Mail List You can view the archives of the Dataplot mail list at The archives are not password protected. The first archived message is from 7/7/2004.

Date created: 7/6/2004
Last updated: 7/6/2004
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