What the heck is a “Listserv” anyway? It’s a way to privately communicate with a group via secure email. Think nurses, city managers, architects, your condo association, or extended family!
Managing a Group
A Community of Practice brings together individuals who share a common profession. The group is a supportive place where people help each other by exchanging tips, best practices, and valuable resources. They also answer each other’s questions and offer emotional support.
Ready to create an email discussion group? You need 3 ingredients: an administrator, a listserve system, and …….people!
Should your list be a Q & A type? Or more like an open discussion? Check out both options before you decide!
Start your group with some basic Guidelines. They don’t have to be complicated! Everyone will know what to expect and also what’s expected of them.
Are your discussion list emails drowning out your work and personal emails? Learn how to filter them using Outlook!
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Email started as a great way to communicate privately. Now, it can mean spam, viruses, and ugly chats. Private email discussion groups stop that. Find out more!
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