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 CROSSLINKS: Chapter 6—Mailing Lists

Chapter 6 of Writing Online provides an overview of email discussion lists, including instructions for joining and leaving lists, tips on handling list volume, and other matters. The Crosslinks for this chapter offer links to help sheets for different email list software, email list search engines, further advice on using email lists, and articles and research on email list dynamics.


| List Software Help | Email List Searching | Email List Advice | Email List Articles and Research | Crosslinks by Chapter |
List Software Help 

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Email List Searching 
  • Liszt List of Email Lists allows you to search over 90,000 email lists as of 9/18/00. Search by keyword or category.  
  • Catalist: Listserv List Catalog offers a database of over 41,000 public listserv lists as of 10/1/00. 
  • EGroups.com, formerly Find Mail, lets you do two things—look for email groups to join (among 300,000 hosted) or create a group of your own. This is a good service if it is hard to get an email discussion list on your campus or from your Internet service provider (ISP). 
  • Tile.Net Lists is simply one of the best places to start. Most lists listed are submitted by list owners; the database is large and covers lists for Listproc, Majordomo, Listserv, and Lyris. You can also search Usenet newsgroups, FTP sites, product vendors, and the Internet. For an example of what you'll find, see the results you get when you use the word writing as a list search term. 
  • Directory of Scholarly and Professional E-Conferences, maintained by Diane Kovacs and her team, is the best source for finding "discussion lists, newsgroups, MUDs, MOOs, MUCKs, MUSHs, mailing lists, interactive web chat groups etc. (e-conferences) on topics of interest to scholars and professionals for use in their scholarly, pedagological, and professional activities."  
  • MetaList offers a place to search among over 235,500 lists as of 10/1/00. What's unique is that you can search lists by a specific language, which is a great resource for those of you who might be planning junior years abroad or who want practice writing colloquially in a second or third language. 
  • Intercultural Email Classroom Connections is a free service that helps teachers find international classroom connections for their students. If your writing class is focusing on a global issue as a theme or part of the course content, this site can help you contact people who may share your interests. 

| List Software Help | Email List Searching | Email List Advice | Email List Articles and Research | Crosslinks by Chapter |
Email List Advice 

| List Software Help | Email List Searching | Email List Advice | Email List Articles and Research | Crosslinks by Chapter |
Email List Articles and Research 

| List Software Help | Email List Searching | Email List Advice | Email List Articles and Research | Crosslinks by Chapter |

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