The Hummer H2 Mailing List FAQ
(answers to Frequently Asked Questions)
Q: What is a mailing list?
A: On the Internet, the term "Mailing List" refers to an e-mail based discussion group. It is a list of e-mail addresses of those who are subscribed to the list (the members). The list has an e-mail address of its own. Messages sent to the list are automatically sent out to each member of the list. Each member of the list will receive all messages sent to the list.
Q: Subscribe? Does it cost anything?
A: No. Perhaps "subscribe" is a poor word choice, but it's the one that is universally used to mean belonging to a mailing list. It's also used to refer to Usenet Newsgroups that one normally accesses. There is no cost or obligation in either case.
Q: How does the H2 Mailing List work?
A: The Hummer H2 Mailing List is automated. It uses list management software to automatically send out messages to the list, to subscribe and/or unsubscribe people and to perform other maintenance duties. In this case, the software is known as "majordomo".
Q: What should I expect if I join the H2 Mailing List?
A: You can expect several e-mail messages per day, all of which pertain to Hummer H2s in one way or another. There are many very knowledgeable people on the list, as well as many dealerships, so there will be a lot of useful information coming your way. It's a great resource for anyone interested in Hummer H2s. You will be able to get answers to questions or solutions to problems in a very timely manner.
Q: What's the difference between the Web Forum and the Mailing List?
A: The only real difference is the format. Both the Web Forum and the Mailing List contain the same messages and information. If you prefer to have the messages delivered to you via e-mail, then the Mailing List is for you. If you prefer to access these messages via the web rather than by e-mail, then the Web Forum would be a better choice for you. Please note that if you only check your e-mail occasionally, your e-mail box can fill up with messages from the mailing list. If this is the case, the Web Forum is recommended.
Q: Why can't I use an alias address when joining the H2 Mailing List?
A: If you use an alias address, one which simply forwards mail to your actual e-mail address (perhaps using a service such as Netforward), it can cause problems for the list administrator. If there's ever a problem with your e-mail, the list administrator will be unable to track it down if a completely different address (an alias) appears on the list for you.
Q: Do I have to own a Hummer to join the list?
A: While the list was originally intended for Hummer owners to share technical information and for prospective owners to have their questions answered, Hummer enthusiasts are also welcome. The only requirement is the desire to know more about Hummer H2s.
Q: What is a digest?
A: The list management software saves up messages sent to the list and, when it reaches a specified file size, sends this compilation out as a "digest" to all who belong to the digest version of the list. The advantage of the digest version is that you will receive only a few messages per day (sometimes only one), making it easier to scan through the material, skipping messages that may not be of interest to you. The disadvantage is that you don't receive each message at the time it is distributed to the list. You may not get it (as part of a digest) until the next day.
Q: Can I belong to both the main and digest versions of the list?
A: Yes, but you'll receive even more e-mail as a result. Many people belong to both versions of the list. They receive each message in a timely manner and save the digests in order to maintain their own archive of the information generated by the list.
Q: What e-mail addresses do I need to know?
A: You will receive the posting address for the list when you join. Be sure to read the "Welcome" message which will be sent to you via e-mail.
To contact the list-owner (the list administrator), click here to send e-mail.
Q: Is there anything that I should not send to the mailing list?
Also, do not post messages or use sig files containing political, religious or advertising messages. Lengthy sig files are discouraged.
Photos, images, files or any kind of e-mail attachments can not be sent out over the mailing list. These can be posted to the web forum.
Finally, do not send a message to the list asking to be unsubscribed from the list. Know how to unsubscribe yourself (see below).
Q: How do I remove myself (unsubscribe) from the H2 Mailing List?
A: Go to the main page of the web site, www.HummerH2.net, click on "LEAVE" in the upper left portion of the main page and follow the instructions.
Q: How do I join the H2 Mailing List?