GCN Circulars Request
This page allows people to sign up for Circulars within GCN.
(Circulars are prose-style messages submitted by list-members
and are re-distributed to the "GCN Circulars" distribution list.)
There are 7 pieces of information needed to sign-up for the GCN Circulars:
a) Your full name: John Doe
b) Your institutional and/or project affiliation: NOAO
c) The email address you want to receive the Circulars: email@example.com
d) Your email account name you will be using to submit: jdoe
e) Your domain from which you will be submitting: sirus.noao.edu
f) Your want to receive and submit choices -- * receive and submit, * receive only, * submit only [select a button].
g) Comments: Enter questions or additional information here.
Items d & e may seem like a duplication of item c. Item c can sometimes be different than from where you will be submitting.
Also, some institutions use email servers/forwarders that allow for a generic email address such that
email can be delivered to a person no matter how their true account name/machine moves or changes.
Items d and e are used in the validation process for circular submissions (checks the "From" line w/o the colon in the email header -- see Procedure Step #3).
You can have multiple entries in this Circulars vetting/receiving list.
Item f allows you to have submit-only entries (e.g. say a backup gmail.com account),
and there can also be more than one receive entry.
For more information on the GCN Circulars.
Items with a red asterisk are required fields.
1) Enter the 7 pieces of information.
2) Hit the "Send GCN Circulars request to GCN Admin" button (at bottom of page).
(This will send me an email (& CC you) with the information you entered, and I will add it to the GCN Circulars vetting/distribution list (and email you it is done).)
3) Optional but encouraged: Send a 1-word test email to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can check for extra IT Security features in the From-line.