At the moment, only a list server is available. These are available for residents of Hartland to share ideas, advertise items for sale or wanted, and advertise town events.
The listserv is up and running! This is exciting news, as we have been working for a while to bring this new way of connecting Hartland neighbors to neighbors. Please tell your friends about it, and get involved! Send in your announcements or start a discussion about town matters. Your participation will make this a big success.
Note that the FAQs below are being worked on, and will be expanded in the near future. We ask your patience, as this is still a work in progress.
18 May 2012 - The list server and this site have been moved to a new hosting company.
Quick Start (How Do I Join?) [quickstart]
To join the list server, follow these quick and easy steps:
Table of Contents
Statement of Purpose
General Discussion List Rules
Some helpful tips for the Hartland Listserv
Users' Frequently Asked Questions
Administrators' Frequently Asked Questions
Quick Links for Users
Post a message to the Mail mailing list
Subscribe to the Mail mailing list
Unsubscribe from the Mail mailing list
Customize your account settings (including getting your password and unsubscribing)
Recover your Mail mailing list password For those not using an e-mail client on your computer, refer to this FAQ.
Receive help information for the Mail mailing list
Send a message to the Mail mailing list administrators
Mail list message archive
Mail list information page
Users' Frequently Asked Questions
What is a listserv?
How do I recover my account password?
What account settings can I customize?
How can I access my account settings?
Who are the listserv moderators and administrators?
How can I contact the listserv moderators and administrators?
How do I change my settings so that I'm only getting one e-mail from the listserv per day?
Can I send attachments to the listserv?
Can a blocked person ever post again?
What can I do if a member isn't using proper listserv etiquette?
Where is the (photo, document, video, sound, etc.) attachment which should be "attached"?
Quick Links for Administrators
Subscribe to the Admin mailing list
Unsubscribe from the Admin mailing list
Post a message to the Admin mailing list
Recover your Admin mailing list password
Receive help information for the Admin mailing list
List administrator's log-in page for the Mail list
List moderator's log-in page for the Mail list
List administrator's log-in page for the Admin list
List moderator's log-in page for the Admin list
Admin list message archive
Admin list information page
GNU Mailman home page
Hosting company cPanel
Hosting company account log-in
Administrators' Frequently Asked Questions
How do I respond to a posting for something outside the list server's area?
How do I include a link in an e-mail to a specific section or FAQ on this page?
How do I handle the situation when a member isn't using proper listserv etiquette?
How can I check for the delivery (and bounce) history for out-going e-mails?
What are the steps for blocking a member?
Statement of Purpose [purpose]
The Hartland Listserv is a public forum to post notices, seek and disseminate general community information and discuss general topics of interest specific to the residents of Hartland, Vermont. The goal of this Listserv is to create a sense of community and neighborhood for the residents of Hartland, Vermont.
It is not an "official" listserv set up by the town government, although town officials and departments may post informational notices from time to time. The Hartland listserv is "unmoderated", which means that all postings emailed to mail@HartlandVT.info are sent immediately to all Hartland Listserv subscribers.
Posting Guidelines [guidelines]
The intent is to keep the discussion on and about Hartland. If there are state or national online forums that address your issue, the topic is better addressed there, please keep discussion topics centered on the town of Hartland. All posts must be signed. The goal of the Hartland Listserv is to help increase our sense of community and neighborhood within Hartland by rapid, free, easily accessed communication among residents such as:
General Discussion List Rules [rules]
By subscribing to the Hartland Listserv you are accepting these rules and guidelines. Posts cannot be made anonymously. The administrator(s) has discretion to to warn, temporarily suspend, or permanently exclude any list subscriber for any abuse or infringement of these rules and guidelines, depending upon the severity of the infraction.
To contact the administrator with comments or to bring specific issues to their attention, write to mail-owner@HartlandVT.info
Some helpful tips for the Hartland Listserv [tips]
Users' Frequently Asked Questions [userfaq]
If you need to recover your password, send an e-mail from your registered e-mail account to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the message body, put the following two lines:
The list server system will send your password to you.
Alternatively, point your Web browser to: http://hartlandvt.info/mailman/options/mail_hartlandvt.info/, enter your e-mail address at the top of the page, and click the Remind button, located near the bottom of the page.
There are several options that you, the mailing list subscriber, can customize on your account. They are:
There is a complete explanation for each of the options, once you log in to your personal configuration page. See How can I access my account settings? for how to reach your configuration page.
Access your personal options configuration page by pointing your Web browser to http://hartlandvt.info/mailman/options/mail_hartlandvt.info/, enter your e-mail address and password at the top of the page, and click the Log In button.
The list server software is configured to remove ("scrub") all attachments from messages sent to the list. It removes the attachment and archives it on the server. In place of the attachment, it substitutes a Web browser link to the archived attachment. The reason this is done is to greatly reduce the amount of information that list subscribers have to down-load to their e-mail in-box. Those who want to see the attachment(s) can follow the link and down-load it, but with the knowledge of how big the attachment is. Keeping e-mails small was a choice the administrators made in deference to those who still have slow dial-up Internet connections.
Here is an example. A post was sent to the list server with the PDF file "2012-05-23_Agenda.pdf" attached. The file was removed, a copy put into the list's archive, and replaced with a link to the archive. From the extract below, we can see the original attachment's name - "2012-05-23_Agenda.pdf", its type - "application/pdf", its size "73677 bytes", the description - "not available", and the link to the archive - "URL: <http://hartlandvt.info/mailman/priv...".-------------- next part --------------
The link will connect your Web browser to an archived copy of the attachment. Note that when accessing the first link, you will need to enter the e-mail address you used to register for this mailing list and the password you received.
Administrators' Frequently Asked Questions [adminfaq]
Dear Hartland Listserv Participant,
Thank you for your recent post to the Hartland Listserv. As you probably know, the Hartland Listserv Guidelines require that all posts have a connection to the town of Hartland. We appreciate your using the Hartland Listserv, but your recent post seems to be promoting a topic outside of Hartland. In the future, please make sure your post has a connection to the town or to the residents of the town.
Excerpted from the Hartland Listserv Guidelines:
The goal of the Hartland Listserv is to help increase our sense of community and neighborhood within Hartland by rapid, free, easily accessed communication among residents such as:
If the event is *not* in Hartland there are two ways that you might be able to show a meaningful connection to the Hartland community: if there is a Hartlander who is involved in the event or if you are willing to offer a ride to the event.
Thank you for your understanding as we work towards building a robust and useful Hartland Listserv community!
The Hartland Listserv Admin Team
It is sometimes useful to direct someone's attention to a specific section or FAQ on this Web page. You might want to send them an e-mail, and in it, include a link directly to that part of the page. For example, to direct someone to the Posting Guidelines section, you could include the following in the e-mail:To see the posting guidelines, please take a look at http://www.hartlandvt.info/default.html#guidelines .
Let's disect the parts of that example. First is the URI to the page: "http://www.hartlandvt.info/default.html". That is followed by a pound sign '#', followed by a fragment identifier: "guidelines". Finally, a subtle, but important detail - a space before the punctuation at the end of the sentence. This is important because without it, the punctuation ('.', '?', '!', ',', or anything else) usually gets interpreted as being part of the URI, which definitely will not work!
To change that example to point to other sections or FAQs on this page, we need to change the fragment identifier "guidelines". Looking at the following example...Who are the listserv moderators and administrators? [userfaq2]
...we see 'userfaq2' within square brackets at the end of the line. That is the fragment identifier to use when directing the user to that item. Putting it all together, we end up with the following:http://www.hartlandvt.info/default.html#userfaq2
It is possible to check whether messages sent from the list server have been delivered or returned (bounced) for any subscriber's e-mail address. Here is how: