AFTER COMPLETING THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
Describe how listserv mailing list works through e-mail protocols.
Find out the names of listserv mailing lists in your discipline or any other subject that interests you.
Subscribe to a listserv mailing list.
Know when to lurk on a listserv mailing list.
Respond to messages received from a listserv mailing list.
Send new messages to a listserv mailing list.
File messages received from a listserv mailing list.
Unsubscribe from a listserv mailing list.
Set up your own listserv mailing list on the Internet.

INTERNET LITERACY RESOURCES:

Finding Listservs in Your Profession
 

These sites all help you to find a listserv that will be of interest to you. Try each one and decide which you'd recommend to friends. Some criteria you may use are ease of searching and number of useful lists found.


Tile.Net

CataList

Topica.com
Home of the Liszt catalog



Recommended Listservs
 

Try subscribing to each of these listservs by following the links below. After a week or more, make a decision about which ones to stay with. What information did you learn from the lists that you found helpful?


NewsScan

  • Use your e-mail client to create a new message window.
  • Address the message to NewsScan@NewsScan.com
  • Enter the word Subscribe into the subject field of the message.
  • Send the message.

LockerGnome

Internet Tourbus



Set up Your Own Listserv
 

Here's an opportunity to start your own listserv. Set one up for you and your friends or family to use for communication.


Yahoo Groups
Topica.com

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