Is A ListServer?
A ListServer is a
great way for people to communicate via email. Rather than a static
Discussion Group or Blog where members simply post messages, a ListServer offers a way for members to post those
messages to a mailing list, which are then automatically sent to each
member of the list via email.
The IIMHL ListServer includes two (2) components:
COMPONENT - The most familiar and easiest to use. Once
you're on a list, all you have to do is SEND and REPLY
to ListServer messages just as you do with your regular email. All
ListServer messages are sent to your email address, and you use your
email software (Outlook, Eudora, GroupWise, Netscape, etc.) to
When you REPLY to a ListServer message like you do with regular
email, your reply will be sent to EVERYONE on the list
(can be very embarrassing). This is because the message actually
comes from the ListServer, not the individual author of the message.
To respond to just the author of the message, use the link
immediately under the message header that says:
** To respond to the author of this
message, send mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
(omit "mailto:" if addressing manually)
COMPONENT - In addition to being its own email server, the
ListServer is a website as well, separate and distinct from IIMHL.COM.
It has its own security structure, independent of IIMHL.COM,
based on your email address (Username) and a password
in each of the lists to which you may be subscribed.
of list postings, sorted by date, author, or subject.
membership settings, such as your email address, name,
password, and receipt options.
Ask for a
password reminder to be emailed to you, if you forget your
keywords in list postings.
Look for a
particular message by jumping to the date it was posted.
from a list.