Posts By: Dan Randow

Six ways a listserv provider can improve email delivery

At OnlineGroups.net, we help people to collaborate using email. That makes it pretty important that people actually receive email that is sent by their groups. Unfortunately, a lot of spam and phishing email is sent to those same people. Their email providers have to sort out the helpful collaborative email from the unhelpful email. Sometimes… Read more »

Tuning email discussion list privacy for internal knowledge-sharing

Email discussion lists (aka listservs) are a simple and versatile tool for sharing knowledge and holding discussions using email. You can do a lot with the usual privacy settings: public or private. But unless you host your online groups site behind your firewall, neither of these are ideal for knowledge-sharing inside your organisation. OnlineGroups.net have… Read more »

Who says email is no longer an effective means of collaboration?

In yet another article slamming email, and lamenting the lack of alternatives, Robert Barmorth writes, in Collaborative conversation in the post-email enterprise: Email is no longer an effective means of collaboration and some companies have even banned it – but what is the alternative? In the relatively short time of the couple of decades email… Read more »

How to launch an online group

The launch is an important moment in the life of an online group. You are enthusiastic about the potential for your group to collaborate. You have chosen and set up the platform for the new group. Now it is time to engage your participants in making your vision a reality. Building participation online is not… Read more »

Why people still use email for collaboration

In How Social Tools Have Failed In the Enterprise So Far, Dennis Duvauchelle writes: Amazingly (to me), most people still rely on email as the primary method of communicating, collaborating and sharing. It does not surprise me that so many people still use email for collaboration. Despite the proliferation of social tools, supported by IT… Read more »

Listservs (aka mailing list managers) explained

List servers (aka mailing list managers) are applications that allow a member of a group to email the other members of the group. They are mostly used for discussion and announcements. They are distinct from email marketing systems which handle email newsletters and other marketing email. List servers go by various names, and there are… Read more »