When you get a NERSC user account, an email alias is created for you of the form
firstname.lastname@example.org is an email alias that will forward mail to your delivery email address.
The NERSC Information Management (NIM) accounting interface will display your delivery address under the Contact Info tab (select My Contact Info from the My Stuff pull-down in the NIM main menu). Please keep your contact information in NIM up-to-date. Announcements of interest to NERSC's user community are made via email and saved in email archives. NERSC also supports a number of user email lists. NERSC email lists are managed by software called Mailman. A PDF introduction to Mailman can be found here. Further information on Mailman is available at the GNU/Mailman site
The major lists and their archives are described in the following table. Below the table are brief instructions about how to subscribe to these lists.
NERSC Email Lists
N - NERSC staff can post to list
X - NUGEX can post to list
A - Any list member can post to list
|Email List||Subscriptions||What Gets Sent to This List|
|email@example.com(N)||Can subscribe||All "down" and "back up" announcements; all regularly scheduled downs that aren't taken. Includes all system and network downs that affect access to NERSC machines. Note that all major downs are sent to the users email list.|
|firstname.lastname@example.org(A,N)||Automatic; cannot subscribe||The executive committee members of the NERSC Users Group use this list to communicate with each other.|
|email@example.com(N)||Automatic; cannot subscribe||NERSC repo Account Managers and PIs|
|firstname.lastname@example.org(N)||Automatic (all active NERSC users belong).||Important announcements of interest to all NERSC users. This list does not include status announcements.|
|email@example.com(N,X)||Automatic; cannot subscribe||NERSC PIs sponsored by NP|
Subscribing to Email Lists
The only two lists which have optional subscriptions are status and nug.
To subscribe to a one of these lists, send email to [listname]-firstname.lastname@example.org that contains in the subject of the message the line:
To unsubscribe, replace subscribe with unsubscribe.