Computer Administrator Email Archive

How to manually subscribe to a mailing list (and not receive posts), so that you'll effectively be white-listed (11-8-06):

1.  Goto
Click on list you want to subscribe/post-to

2. in "Subscribing to " section, fill out
Your email address:
Your name (optional)
Pick a password:
Reenter password to confirm:
Click "Subscribe"

3.  Receive confirmation email... confirm by simply either 
replying to the message or going to the website link contained 
in that message.

4.  Some lists require moderator approval before you are 
subscribed to a particular list.  This is required for lists 
that ever send/include sensitive or confidential information that 
needs to be limited to subscribers only.

5.  Receive another confirmation "Welcome to the  mailing list".  
In that message is a section that says:

"If you ever want to unsubscribe or change your options (eg, switch to
or from digest mode, change your password, etc.), visit your
subscription page at: "

Goto that URL, you'll need to authenticate using the email 
address/password you used in step 1.

6.  On that webpage, find section "Your  Subscription Options", 
set option labeled "Mail delivery" to "Disabled".  Click Submit.


-- Rex
Laptop Checkout 1-12-04
Subject: Laptop checkout
From: Rex Dieter 
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 09:00:23 -0600 (CST)


If you'd like to check-out a laptop for use in teaching this semester, we 
have several available for your use throughout the semester .  If 
interested, please provide the follwing information:
1.  For what class(es) you intend to use it
2.  A brief justification of it's use, ie, examples of what you'd like to 
do with it during the semester.  We'll use this criteria only if we 
receive more requests than we have laptops available.

-- Rex
Scanner 12-4-03
Subject: Scanner in gradlab
From: Rex Dieter   
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2003 14:38:39 -0600

The scanner in the Gradlab (OldH838) is not connected to a different 
(ie, better) machine in the Gradlab.  Using it now should (hopefully) be
1.  Put document in scanner
2.  Press Green "Press here to scan" button on the front of scanner.

After the button is pressed, it will launch the WindowsXP scanning 
wizard, which should hopefully be pretty straight-foward to use (it's 
very similar to the previous software we used).

If scanning to image files, please scan to either jpeg format (for high
color photos) or png format (low color/bw or small pictures), and avoid
bmp (which is uncompressed and will yield much larger files).

-- Rex
Request Tracker 8-15-03
Subject: FYI: Request Tracker  
From: Rex Dieter   
Date: Fri, August 15, 2003 8:31 am  

As the summer winds down and the start of a new academic year approaches, 
I'd like to remind everyone of the importance of submitting computer 
support requests (or for reporting problems) to our Request Tracker at:

This provides an electronic paper-trail for everyone involved, allows us to 
properly assign computer-tasks to personell, and makes sure nothing gets 
forgotten or overlooked.  When making requests, please include any and all 
relavent information, including:
1.  Your name and email address
2.  As detailed a request as possible
3.  Deadlines for completion, if applicable.

I'd ask everyone to please use Request Tracker for all computer-related 
requests/tasks.  Calling, emailing, or talking to me in the hallway 
doesn't count.  (-:

Rex A. Dieter
Request Tracker 8-26-02
From  Mon Aug 26 09:54:14 2002
Subject: Request Tracker

We've implemented a very nice system for tracking computer requests and 
computer problems called Request Tracker.  Please use this system for all 
computer-related requests and problem reports.

The direct link to Request Tracker is:
On that page, it will give you the username and password to use to login to 
the system.

I've also added links to the Request Tracker on the "Computer Support" link 
listed at the bottom of most of our departmental webpages,

As the volume of requests and demands on our computer staff increase, it is 
very important to use a system like this.  It allows everyone to track the 
progress of requests and projects, as well as ensure fair prioritization of 

If you have any questions or comments related to the Request Tracker system, 
please let me know.

Rex A. Dieter