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Tired of Twitter Shenanigans? Have You Tried… Listservs?

  • April 12, 2017
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If you’re a Twitter user, you’re probably annoyed right now. Twitter’s made yet another tone-deaf change to the way their platform works. That’s right. Now you can tag as many people as you want without a limit! So exciting! Just what we’ve been waiting for! I’m sure Twitter thought this would be really convenient. The trolls think so. Now they can troll or spam as many people as they want.

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How to Group Your List Emails in Google Inbox

  • January 23, 2017
  • / By Miranda

Does your inbox look like a garbage dump? Are your listserv emails devouring your important messages? Are your discussion list emails taking up a ton of space in your Google Inbox? Do you want to address them all at once instead of one at a time? Maybe you want to group your emails or send your listserv emails to the same folder. If you can say yes to any of these, you need help organizing your listserv emails.

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The Solution to URLs so Long They Reach the Sky

  • January 23, 2017
  • / By Miranda

Emails can have tons of problems. They can get caught in spam filters. Or get misformatted. Or possibly implode. (OK, maybe not.) But here’s something you may or may not think of as a problem with email–really, really, really long URLs. Why is this a problem and what’s your long URL solution? Well, read on. The Long URL Problem They Can Sometimes Break If you paste a long URL into your email, and then it gets reformatted and squished, it may break in half, meaning it won’t get translated into a clickable link.

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How to Group Your List Emails in Yahoo Mail

  • January 16, 2017
  • / By Miranda

Do you want to keep all your listserv emails separate so you can find them easily? Do you get a lot of emails from your many email discussion lists and wish they were all sorted out automatically? Is your inbox a tangled wreck? Do you use Yahoo mail? You’ve come to the right place! Here’s how to sort email in Yahoo mail into folders by setting up filters. First, you’ll need a new folder to put your list emails into.

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The Pros and Cons of GNU Mailman and Virtual Servers

  • January 8, 2017
  • / By Miranda

There are many ways of setting up a listserv. One popular option is GNU Mailman. GNU Mailman is a free open source package for running email discussion groups. It’s installed on a server and then handles the redirecting of list emails and gives you an admin interface. But is GNU Mailman actually “free”? Let’s explore some pros and cons of using GNU Mailman for your discussion list. GNU Mailman Pros Free GNU Mailman is open source and, thus, free to download and install.

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A Handy Business Email Checklist

  • January 2, 2017
  • / By Miranda

You’ve spent five precious minutes writing an important business email and your mouse is poised over that send or reply button. But wait! Want some business email tips? Before you send your email out into the great unknown, go down this handy checklist. Business Email Tips - A Checklist Is your tone friendly? Emails tend to strip the emotion out of any conversation. If you’re sending a stern email, that’s fine.

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4 Ways to Make Your Emails Mobile Friendly

  • December 27, 2016
  • / By Miranda

According to a 2016 study of their emails by Litmus, mobile opens are up at 56%. That means over half of people reading their emails are doing so on a phone or a tablet, i.e. a tiny screen that shrinks emails down into something that’s not always readable. So if you’re doing email marketing, of course, you’re going to want to make sure your emails are mobile friendly. But you’re also going to want to make sure you have mobile friendly email as a listserv owner too.

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Why You Shouldn't Use a Free Listserv Service

  • December 20, 2016
  • / By Miranda

Free sounds great, right? But there’s truth in the adage that you get what you pay for. While a free listserv may sound tempting, they can have strings attached. That’s why I’m going to give you some reasons I think you shouldn’t use a free listserv service. First though, what free listserv services am I talking about? Well, there are several, but the two major ones are Google Groups and Yahoo Groups.

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How to Justify Paying for a Listserv

  • December 12, 2016
  • / By Miranda

There are lots of good reasons not to use a free listserv. (More privacy. No ads. Better support.) But how do you justify spending money on a group email service to whoever is over you when you could just keep using Yahoo or Google Groups? The best way is to hit the bottom line–cash flow. Here’s some money reasons your company should be investing in a paid group email service.

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How to Move a Yahoo List to a Private Listserv

  • December 6, 2016
  • / By Miranda

Tired of Yahoo Groups? Thinking of moving to Mail-list.com or another private listserv? You’ll want to make the transition as seamless as possible. And you’ll probably want to bring some of your hard-won data with you, like a members list and an archive of emails. I’m afraid I have both just OK and annoying news for you on that front. But in this article, I’ll do my best to help you move a Yahoo Group to a new listserv.

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