A group on OnlineGroups.net is very much like a listserv, also known as a mailing list. In this post we discuss the basics of how a listserv works, and how OnlineGroups.net improves on the basic functionality.
Posts Categorized: Email
DMARC is an issue for all mailing lists, and mailing list managers. Recently, OnlineGroups.net and our friends at E-Democracy.org collaborated to enhance how we deal with DMARC.
OnlineGroups.net gives you the ability to export the group membership and export the messages. This allows you to keep your own backup of the membership and posts. (We keep backups, but you may want your own.) You may also export the information and leave OnlineGroups.net and use another service. While we would be sad to… Read more »
A person can have multiple email addresses with GroupServer, the system that underlies OnlineGroups.net. Multiple email addresses have a huge influence on what makes GroupServer different from the other mailing list managers. Yesterday, 27 October, marked ten years since this feature was added, so in many ways yesterday was the tenth birthday of GroupServer. To… Read more »
Email notifications (also known as transactional email messages) are important to a mailing lists, such as those on OnlineGroups.net. They include the emails that invite people to join a group, welcome the new group members, and inform the administrator that the invitations have been accepted. Notifications are harder to design than a typical Web page… Read more »
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 »
In this post I will discuss a problem that plagues email groups: bouncing messages. I will start by explaining why email bounces, and what OnlineGroups.net does about bouncing email. I conclude by providing some suggestions about what you can do about bouncing email, and what our plans are.
As Laura points out, calling an email spam is not a moral judgement. It’s just a statement of what a particular recipient thinks of an email. I have pretty negative thoughts about some email. And many people enjoy the precooked meat product that has been around since 1937. Spam is a construct that is used… Read more »