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LINGUIST Mailing Versions

LINGUIST List is a mailing list that includes the text or web address of each issue in an email. You can choose to receive the full version, a digest, or LINGLITE.
  • If you choose the full version, you will receive each issue as it is posted, which may be 10 or more issues per day. You also have the option of specifying which topics you would like to receive or exclude.
  • If you choose the digest, you will receive one email a day that includes all the issues posted for that day, including subject, author, and full text.
  • If you choose LINGLITE, you will receive one email a day that includes all the issues posted for that day, including subject, author, and the URL address where the full text of each issue can be viewed.

    (Note that LINGLITE is designed for people who typically read LINGUIST on the web. It differs from the digest version in that it provides a web link link where you can view the full text of an issue-- this text is not included in the email itself.)
The mailing list for LINGUIST full/digest versions and for LINGLITE are kept separately. For this reason, it is possible to be subscribed to both LINGLITE and another version. If you would like to switch from LINGLITE to another version or vice versa, you must first unsubscribe from one list and re-subscribe to the other.

Email Options for LINGUIST Digest

If you subscribe to the digest version of LINGUIST, you will need to select the subscription option best suited to your email program. The following options are available:
  • Plain Text: For email programs that cannot support attachments or html. (Example: MailX)
  • MIME: For email programs that can receive attachments but do not support html. (Example: Pine)
  • HTML:For email programs that can receive attachments and support html. This includes all web-based emails. (Examples: Microsoft Outlook, Hotmail, Yahoo!, Mozilla Thunderbird, AOL, etc)

How to Choose which Topics You Receive in the Full Version Subscription

If you subscribe to the full version of LINGUIST, you can opt to receive issues from only the specific topics that interest you. To select these topics, you will first need to register with the list server. Once you have done this, you can visit the LINGUIST List main screen. and select the option to manage your mailing options.


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