Frequently Asked Questions
1) I am the president/treasurer of an MIT student group and I cannot access our ASA database entry because our old president/treasurer is no longer available. How do I change the information in the database?
Email email@example.com with the name and kerberos ID of your president and treasurer. We will give them access to change the entry for your group. Please update the remaining information for your group afterwards. Also, please make a note of this during your group's next transition (to new officers, board members, etc.) so they do not have to go through the same thing. Thanks!
2) I keep getting emails from the ASA even though I am not part of any MIT student group. How do I get them to stop?
Unfortunately, we do not have the ability remove you; the recipients of the list asa-official are the officer lists of ASA-recognized groups, so if you're receiving emails mail it is because you are on some officer list with which you were once involved. If possible, you should figure out which lists you were on, and then either:
- e-mail the current officers of the club (perhaps by e-mailing the list) and ask them to take you off
- manually remove yourself from individual mailing lists by logging into Athena (use an SCP client such as SecureCRT, or if you don't have that, athena.dialup.mit.edu has a Java-based interface) and typing "blanche [listname] -d [yourusername]".
If you are still apart of MIT (with an MIT kerberos ID) and you can't figure out which lists you are on, Athena has a command for finding it out. Type "listmaint" at an Athena prompt, then pick option 7, followed by 1. It'll give you a list of all the lists you're on.
If there are any other questions that you think should be answered here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!