Posts Tagged: Email

HTML email from your groups

OnlineGroups.net is about to introduce email messages formatted using HTML. This will make the messages easier to read, make the online archive easier to find, and improve the identity of your site and groups.

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 »

Bouncing email and disabled addresses

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.

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 »