Discussion Lists Help

PALNI Discussion Lists: http://elist.palni.org/listinfo.cgi/

Defining discussion lists

A Listserv discussion group is an e-mail distribution list through which people can post and respond to messages pertaining to a particular topic.  Listserv discussion groups are also referred to as “distribution lists” or just “lists.”  Each Listserv list resides on a computer that receives and distributes the messages to all the subscribers.

Joining a list

To subscribe to a list, open this page and click on the name of list.  On the page that opens, follow the instructions under the heading:  Subscribing to [listname].

Viewing list members

You can view current list members, but you must be a subscribed member of the list.  To see a list of the subscribed members, open this page and click on the name of list.  On the page that opens, follow the instructions under the heading:  [listname] Subscribers.  In that section, enter your e-mail address and password and click Visit Subscriber List.

Unsubscribing

To take your name off a discussion list, open this page and click on the name of list you wish to unsubscribe.  On the page that opens, follow the instructions under the heading:  [listname] Subscribers.  In that section, enter your e-mail address in the box next to To Unsubscribe or Edit Options.

Viewing list options

You can also view and edit your personal discussion list settings.  In your welcome e-mail message, you should see a link to your personal e-mail settings that looks like this:

http://elist.palni.org/options.cgi/paldigital-palni.org/username%40institution.edu

Edit paldigital to be the name of the subscribed list.  The %40 replaces the @ symbol in this example.  You would put your e-mail username and institution name in that place.  (e.g. sparker%40depauw.edu = sparker@depauw.edu).

Getting support

If you have problems using Discussion Lists, contact mwest@palni.edu.