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Notification Email List Details/Information

General Information
Your email address will never be shared with anyone on the list or made public.

The email lists have controls in place on who can send out to the list, usually only the head of the specific group and Town employees.

Being a member of any specific list does NOT give you the ability to send information out to that list.

Also, if you are on a list, you will not be able to view the other members of the list.

SPAM Filters and Whitelists
If your email provider includes SPAM software and/or Whitelist software you may need to enable receiving email messages from the domain: notices.merrimacknh.org (and/or simply merrimacknh.org. You may need to enable your software to accept emails from:
<list-name>-bounce@notices.merrimacknh.org and
Any one of these address may be used to send a communication to your email address.

Yahoo Mail has a simple 'click' option to mark a message as SPAM, please be very careful if you are using Yahoo Mail to not mark messages coming from this domain as SPAM.

Notices.Merrimacknh.org uses the Mailman opensource package to maintain its email lists.
Subscribing to Lists
When you ask to subscribe to an email list, you will be getting a confirmation email from <list-name>-request@merriacknh.org. For example manager_report-request@merrimacknh.org.

The message is to confirm that the owner of the email account actually requested to be on the list and prevents people from subscribing other people on the list.

You will need to follow the directions given in that email to confirm your subscription.

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  1. Use the Subscribe Page on this site and select which lists you want to be part of.
  2. Check the email account for a confirmation email which will be similar to what is shown below (replace "list" with the name of the list you are subscribing to).

    You will need to either respond to visit the site to confirm your subscription.

    FROM: list-request@notices.merrimacknh.org
    SUBJECT: confirm 66326b198a90774--d294af86717c92037bb4123
    TO: - your email address- 
    Mailing list subscription confirmation notice for mailing list LIST
    We have received a request from admin@notices.merrimacknh.org for
    subscription of your email address,
    "-- your email address --", to the
    LIST@notices.merrimacknh.org mailing list.  
    To confirm that you want to be added to this mailing list, simply
    reply to this message, keeping the Subject: header intact (unchanged)
    or visit this web page:
    or send a message to LIST-request@notices.merrimacknh.org with only
    the following line:
        confirm 66326b198a907---d294af86717c92037bb4123
    Note that simply sending a `reply' to this message should work from
    most mail readers, since that usually leaves the Subject: line in the
    right form (additional "Re:" text in the Subject: is okay).
    If you do not wish to be subscribed to this list, please simply
    disregard this message.  If you think you are being maliciously
    subscribed to the list, or have any other questions, send them to
  3. Check Email for a Welcome email.
    FROM: list-request@notices.merrimacknh.org
    SUBJECT: Welcome to the "LIST" mailing list
    TO: - your email address -
      Welcome to the NOTICE@notices.merrimacknh.org mailing list.
    General information about the mailing list is at:
    If you ever want to unsubscribe or change your options (change your
    password, etc.), visit your subscription page at:
      http://mail.notices.merrimacknh.org/mailman/options/LIST_notices.merrimacknh.org/-- your email -- 
    You can also make such adjustments via email by sending a message to:
    with the word `help' in the subject or body (don't include the
    quotes), and you will get back a message with instructions.
    You must know your password to change your options (including changing
    the password, itself) or to unsubscribe.  It is:
    Please keep this email around so you know how to unsubscribe if you
    wish to.
Sending to the Lists

The email lists are closed lists. This means there are controls on who can send out to the list. In short, the majority of the members on the list are not going to be able to send emails to the entire list. The exception to that would be members of a committee or commission list, who are not Town Employees, but are appointed or elected to that committee or commission.

People on the list can not view other member's email addresses, so your email address is protected.

Getting Text Messages
Because of the confirmation requirements of these lists, at this time getting a short SMS message (that is, getting notifications on your phone) is not available, but is being looked into.
My name is Brian McCarthy, a software engineer and former Town Councilor (2008-2011) of Merrimack, NH.

This site was created, as mentioned on the main page, as an effort to provide anyone, resident or not, information about what is going on in Merrimack.

It has been my goal to try and get something like this setup for years but its priority always ended up at the bottom of the list until the summer of 2010.

The idea is that this list software runs itself, subscribing and unsubscribing handled by you, not by asking to be put on some person's CC list within the Town or for a committee.

If you have suggestions, use the Contact Link below.


The site does its best to maintain the software used to provide the service. However, "things happen" and when they do, every effort will be made to bring the service back as quickly as possible.

The site is not responsible for a notice not getting to your email account or any other impact on your email account.

If the number of messages or the size of the messages is becoming a problem, you are responsible for unsubscribing from the list yourself.

If sending to your account, or if your account is responsible for putting the list, or the domain, on a SPAM list, your email account will be removed from the list. Note that Yahoo Mail seems to have a very easy 'click' option to mark a message as SPAM, please be very careful if you are using Yahoo Mail.