Monday, April 1, 2013

How to Sign Up for MCAS Alert! Messages

MCAS currently has over 500 subscribers to our MCAS Alert! system and we have outgrown our email distribution service. On June 15, we will be switching to Google Groups to distribute our MCAS Alert! emails. This will require each of our subscribers to join our new Google Group in order to continue receiving the Alert! messages. Signing up is a simple 2-step process:

To continue receiving MCAS Alert! messages after June 15:
1. Send a blank email to mcas_alerts+subscribe@googlegroups.com (note that's an underscore between mcas and alerts)
2. You will receive a confirmation message from Google Groups. Simply reply to this message (with another blank email) and you're done! Phew, that was easy!
After you sign up, you won't notice any changes in the Alert! messages, except that the messages will be generated from mcas_alerts@googlegroups.com , and each email will now contain an "unsubscribe" link at the bottom. You can join any time, but after June 15, the Alert! messages will only go out via Google Groups. If you would like to unsubscribe from the MCAS Alert! list, do nothing, and you won't receive any messages after June 15.