The Center maintains a list serve to encourage cross-agency communication and promote understanding of how preventing pollution can be incorporated into the everyday operation of businesses, households, schools, and government.

Who the List Serves:

Those who provide assistance to the business community and individuals in Region 8 including state and local governmental agencies, educational institutions, non-profits, tribal agencies, and county extension agents.

Purpose of the List:

to provide information about regional events, new publications, and environmental news and to stimulate discussion about pertinent pollution prevention related topics.

A national list serve is also available through the P2Rx Network. This list is an electronic forum for discussion of P2 technical topics. P2Tech (link exits this site)

Appropriate Topics:

  • Questions and information dealing with regional pollution prevention issues
  • Announcements of new projects you are undertaking or conferences you are sponsoring
  • Environmental news that is likely to impact the region
  • New resources available
  • Ideas and suggestions for future pollution prevention efforts

What is a ListServe?

A list serve acts as message redirector for a group of subscribers. A message posted by any member automatically transmits to every other subscriber. The service is free but you must subscribe.

How to Subscribe

Subscription is a one-time task and is accomplished by sending an e-mail message Send the email from the email address you wish to have on the list. In the subject line of your message, type in: subscribe Region8P2 Jane Doe (replacing Jane Doe with your first and last name). Leave the message body blank.

After this, you will receive a message telling you whether your request was accepted or not: if the subscription to the list is subject to any approval, the list owner may choose not to subscribe you. If so, do not send several other requests: it is useless as the result will remain the same.

Sending Messages

Only subscribers may post messages to the list. To post to the list, send an e-mail message to: . Upon receipt of the message the list server will resend it to all subscribers of the list. Note: If you reply to a message posted on the list, it will go only to sender of the original message. If you would like your reply to go to the whole list, you must choose “reply to all” within your email program.

The following commands can be e-mailed to

unsubscribe Region8P2 – to remove yourself from the list

set Region8P2 nomail – to remain on the list but stop mail delivery

set Region8P2 mail – to resume mail delivery

The commands must be entered in the body of the mail message starting at the first line. The commands must be followed by the word quit on the next line of the message so that any additional text in the message body, like a signature, will be ignored.

Trouble Shooting

If the list serve is experiencing some problem, do not send messages to the list. This may increase the problem. If you are not sure if the list administrator is aware of the problem, send an email to one of these two addresses:

Only subscribers may post messages to the list. If you are a subscriber and your message is being rejected, this may be because the e-mail address from which you are posting is different than the address from which you initially subscribed. You may run into the same problem if you use a POP-mail client such as Eudora or Netscape. In such cases, when you set up the mail client, you specify the name and address by which the list server identifies you as a subscriber. Each POP-mail client refers to the return address in different terms. Somewhere in the setup, preferences, or options screen of each of these clients is a field in which you specify the address that the recipients of your messages see as your return address. If you try to post a message with an e-mail address other than the one the list server saw when you subscribed, your posting will be rejected.

If you receive an error message in response to a posting attempt, take the following steps to resolve the problem:

  • Check your e-mail address to make sure it is correct and the same address that you used to subscribe to the list.
  • If your e-mail address is configured correctly, try next to get a listing of the subscribers to determine under what name you are subscribed. You can obtain such a list by sending the message:

    review Region8P2     to

    The list server will return a list of subscribers to you. Find your entry on this list and make a note of the full address listed for you. If you are subscribed to the list with an address other than your current e-mail address, you will need to unsubscribe the old address and then re-subscribe to the list using your current address.

  • If you are still unable to post to a list, send an e-mail message to the list owner. For any problems associated with a list or questions about the list, you can send a regular email message describing your problem to the list owner at: