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How to Group Your List Emails in Yahoo Mail

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 […]

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GNU Mailman

The Pros and Cons of GNU Mailman and Virtual Servers

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 […]

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A Handy Business Email Checklist

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 […]

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mobile friendly email

4 Ways to Make Your Emails Mobile Friendly

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 […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Use a Free Listserv Service

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 […]

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How to Justify Paying for a Listserv

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. […]

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How to Move a Yahoo List to a Private Listserv

Tired of Yahoo Groups? Thinking of moving to 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 […]

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How to Export Files from Gmail (Inbox) and Yahoo as a MBOX

Maybe you want to move to a different email provider. Maybe you need to export an archive for a new listserv. Either way, the best plan is to export your files from Gmail and Yahoo as a MBOX, an old Unix file type that’s still used for email archives across both PC and Mac. Here’s […]

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listserv management

What Does Listserv Management Software Do for You?

So a group mailing list is basically just a bunch of people who email each other with the reply all button, right? Sure, that might work. It’s a bit haphazard and lots of messages might get lost in the shuffle. But it’s free and handy and how else would your aunt send you those giant lists […]

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The Problems with Yahoo Groups as Told by a Former User

The problems with Yahoo groups just keep getting worse. Basically, this platform for hosting group discussions grows more restrictive and error prone as time goes on. And, it’s also, you know, Yahoo. A site which I haven’t look at, except for my spam email box, for more than half a decade. So should you start a […]

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