Posts Categorized: Online groups

Replying to email

Conversations can occur within a group, or because of a group. We have updated OnlineGroups.net to give you more control over how people reply to email, so you can better control the conversations in your groups.

Internationalisation

Today I deployed a massive update to improve internationalisation at OnlineGroups.net. We hope that the improved internationalisation makes your sites and groups more inviting to those who use languages other than English, starting with French and German. To see the changes change the language in your browser preferences (options) to French or German and visit… Read more »

Export messages and export membership

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 »

Multiple email addresses

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 »

The design of email notifications

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 »

Reflections on the OnlineGroups.net Design

In this post I discuss the development of the “new” user-interface for OnlineGroups.net, and how it has shaped up. Now is a good time for a review because it has been a bit over a year since I released the new interface for the open-source GroupServer mailing-list manger (11 June, 2013) and a bit under… 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 »