ARES uses an email robot (often called a list server) to
broadcast ARES alerts by email to a list of subscribers.
How it works
If you wish to receive ARES alerts by email, you must
get on the robot's list. Only authorized staff can post messages for
distribution. Your email address is safe from spammers and will not be
used for any other purpose.
Make sure to send this message from the account you want
added to the list. The SUBJECT and BODY of the message are ignored. The
robot will send you a confirmation message. You
MUST follow the instructions in the confirmation message to complete
your subscription. This extra step prevents others from
signing you up and is required by many ISPs to demonstrate that the
list is a true "opt-in" subscription.
Make sure to send this message from the account that is
on the list. The SUBJECT and BODY of the message are ignored. The robot
will send you a confirmation message.
If you don't get the confirmation message...
There are a several possible causes:
your return address is incorrect
you are using an email forwarding system - many
forwarding systems cause the final email system to reject the mail
you are using a challenge-response system - the robot
cannot answer challenges
you are using a system such as "winlink.org" which
requires a secret keyword in the email or addition to the winlink
you or your ISP have set up spam filters that trap or
reject the mail
some mail systems - especially those in government
departments - appear to refuse mail generated by email robots
Unfortunately, messages sent to you by "listmom" will
also fail for the same reasons.
If you do not get a response, try using a different
email address. Gmail.com
provides free accounts and they work just fine.
To get help
To correspond directly with a person about problems with
the ARES alerts robot, use
To ensure your privacy, the list is "distribution only".
Only staff can send alerts through the server. Also, the list of
subscribers is locked - no one other than staff can see the names and
addresses being served.
Since the robot only looks at your return address, you
can have as many subscriptions as you have return addresses. On the
downside, you CAN NOT unsubscribe from any account other than the one
you subscribed from, since the robot is only looking at the return