Website Posting of Circulars to Replace Mailing at Year-End
December 7, 2000
Circular No. 11293

Free E-Mail Circular Alert Service Available

To All Depository Institutions, and Others, Who Receive Our Circulars by Mail:

In accordance with our June 22, 2000 letter to the financial institutions in the Second Federal Reserve District, we will eliminate the mailing of circulars beginning January 1, 2001. They will then be available only on our web site. Those who wish to access our circulars can either go to our web site on their own initiative or be alerted electronically through our free Circular Alert Service each time we issue a circular.

Since May 1996, this Bank has been issuing its circulars (i.e., districtwide communications to banking institutions principally regarding regulatory matters) on our website in addition to sending them out by mail. Last year, in anticipation of the January 1, 2001 move, we began offering a free service that alerts subscribers, by e-mail, to the posting of each circular. This service makes our circulars much more accessible, and most of the banking institutions in our District have since subscribed.

If you have access to the Internet and can send and receive e-mail messages, subscribing to this service is easy:

  • Go to the above web site address.
  • Click on the underscored words in the notation "Subscribe to our Circular Alert Service."
  • On the next screen, click on the highlighted e-mail address of the list manager.
  • In the body of the message form that will then appear, fill in the words "Subscribe CIRCALERT John Doe" (i.e., your first & last names), without quotation marks or any other punctuation or words (like Please or Thanks).
  • Click Send.

That's all you have to do. You will then be notified by the list manager of your inclusion on our "Circalert" list.

For security reasons, we cannot subscribe or unsubscribe for you. You must do that yourself (the above instructions also cover unsubscribing). If you have any questions, please contact Ed Rooney or Margaret Carmody.