Technical FAQs

This page provides answers to some of the most frequently asked technical questions.

If you have questions that are not answered below OR on your individual list pages, please email your list moderator.

1. Don’t have a Shared Weight account?
Having an account lets you manage lots of settings (e.g., sign up for digests). 
Plus,  you need to have an account to view certain archives (i.e., ECD; tradsound; trad callers).
Note: Old accounts don’t work on our new server (December 2019) so you’ll need to set up a new one.

  1. Go to https://lists.sharedweight.net/postorius/lists/
  2. In the top right corner, click on  ‘Sign Up’.
  3. Fill out the boxes and click ‘Sign Up’. (Note – your username cannot have any spaces)
  4. Go to your email inbox and follow the instructions in the ‘Please Confirm Your E-mail Address’ email.
  5. Once you have confirmed, you can sign into your account through this page: https://lists.sharedweight.net/accounts/login.
2. Forgot your Shared Weight username or password
 
  1. Go to https://lists.sharedweight.net/postorius/lists/
  2. In the top right corner, click on  ‘Sign in’.
  3. Click on ‘Forgot Password’.
  4. Type in the address that you use for your Shared Weight list(s) and hit ‘Reset My Password’.
  5. Go to your email inbox and follow the instructions in the reset email.
3. What does it mean to receive the digest version of a list?
The default setting for each list is that you receive each individual email message separately. The digest setting bundles emails together – usually once per day when there’s activity.  You can still participate and respond to messages, this simply minimizes the number of emails in your inbox.

4. Want to change the settings for your subscription?
The most common change that members make is signing up for the digest version of lists. However, there are a few other settings you can change. 

  1. Go to https://lists.sharedweight.net/postorius/lists/ and click ‘Log In’ in the top right hand corner.  
  2. Put in your login information and then click ‘sign in’.
  3. In the top corner, click ‘manage lists’.
  4. Click on the list name that you want to update.
  5. Just above the unsubscribe button, click on ‘your list options page’.
  6. From here you have many options.  If you want to receive the digest version, beside ‘delivery mode’ choose the setting you want.  We recommend the MIME digests.
  7. Once you are done making your selections, click ‘save changes’ at the bottom of the page.
5. Want to unsubscribe from Shared Weight lists?

  1. Go to https://lists.sharedweight.net/postorius/lists/ and click ‘Sign In’.
  2. Put in your login information and then click ‘sign in’.
  3. In the top corner, click ‘manage lists’.
  4. Click on the list name that you want to unsubscribe from.
  5. Click the unsubscribe button. You are done!
6. What is Shared Weight running on?
Shared Weight’s mailing list are running Mailman3 on an AWS EC2 instance.  All mail is sent through AWS SES.