Here's a copy of the intro email that gets sent out and the swelcome that I forgot to attach
Dept Natural Resource Sciences
McGill University, Macdonald campus
21,111 Lakeshore Road.
Sainte Anne de Bellevue, Quebec
H9X 3V9 CANADA
phone: (514) 457-3547
Fax: (514) 398-7990
From: McGill University NCS LISTSERV Server (14.5) [mailto:LISTSERV@LISTS.MCGILL.CA]
Sent: February 1, 2011 5:16 PM
Cc: Christopher Borkent
Subject: You have been added to the SCIAROIDEA_L list
Tue, 1 Feb 2011 17:16:22
You have been added to the SCIAROIDEA_L mailing list (Sciaroidea_L -
Sciaroidea Discussion List) by Chris Borkent
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