through these steps in working with a list or group:
- Identify or choose a group. You'll find out about lists by
reading things on the Internet, getting recommendations from friends,
or searching a collection of lists.
- Find the address used to join a group. This is usually the
administrative address. For example, the address used to join
the list PHOTO-L, is email@example.com. You'll send
email to this address with the body of the message having the
form subscribe list-name your-name.
- Find the address used to contribute to a group. You send email
to the group address, not to the administrative address, to communicate
with the members of the group. The group address for PHOTO-L is
PHOTO-L@csuohio.edu. So if you want to post a question,
make a statement, or help someone out, you send email to PHOTO-L@csuohio.edu.
- Use services available from the list. The services available
and the ways to access these services will most likely be contained
in the reply you get from the administrative address when you
join the list. Save that reply since you may need it later. Services
include a list of members, access to archives of previous discussions,
- Unsubscribe or leave a group. Send email to the administrative
address, not to the group. In most cases the body of the email
message is unsubscribe list-name .
You've Got to Know Who to Talk to
to Find the Names and Addresses of Lists
Search the Names of All Listserv Lists by E-Mail
You can search for a keyword by sending the command
LISTS GLOBAL /KeyWord(s)
to any site that hosts listserv. To search for all lists that deal
with education, for example, send the command
LISTS GLOBAL /education in an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use Tools Available on the World Wide Web to Search for Lists
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