How do you join a listserv?



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Basic Steps


  1. Find a listserv
  2. Subscribe to the listserv
  3. Receive the first message from the listserv
  4. Read the messages you get
  5. Contribute to the listserv
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Basic Steps Expanded

  1. Find a listserv
  2. Subscribe to the listserv
  3. Receive the first message from the listserv
  4. Read the messages you get
  5. Contribute to the listserv

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Example


Assume your name is Sharon Egler and you want to join a listserv on recycling. Also assume that the name of the listerv is "Recycle." (Note that some listserv names are quite strange such as CSRNOT-L, the Center for the Study of Reading.) You would go into your mail program and send the following message:
To: listserv@umab.umd.edu
Subject: (leave blank)

Body of the message:
Subscribe Recyle Sharon Egler

Note that you should have nothing else in your message . . . delete any signature file.

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