What is a Mailing List?

  • Mailing lists have been around a long time on the Internet.
  • The basic idea is when you send an email to a mailing list EVERYONE on the list get's a copy.
  • When you reply to a mailing list normally everyone on the list see's the reply; however, you can click on an option in the original message that will direct your reply solely to the originator.
  • Mailing lists are also commonly called REFLECTORS.
  • Large Internet services like Yahoo and Google call their mailing list services GROUPS.

NORAC operates our mailing list through Yahoo Groups.

Learn each of the methods you can use to join a group in Yahoo!.

There are three quick and easy ways to join a group in Yahoo! Groups:

  1. Go to the group’s page. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/norac/
  2. Respond to an invitation to join.
  3. Join the group via an email message. (the easiest method for most people who have not received an invitation)

Join the group via the webpage

  • If you HAVE an existing Yahoo ID account this might be a simple way to join. As a bonus you will get to access a few extra features above and beyond the basic mailing list features.
  • Go to the group’s page. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/norac/
  • Select Join This Group! in the upper-right corner of the page.
  • If you’re not already signed in to your Yahoo! account, enter your Yahoo! ID and password.
  • On the "Join This Group" page that appears, set your membership preferences (e.g., The public profile you want displayed to the group, how and where you'd like group delivered, etc.).
  • Select Join in the lower-right corner of the page.

Respond to an invitation to join:

  • Open your email invitation from the NORAC group.
  • Select Join this group!
  • On the page that appears describing the group, select Join the group.
  • If you'd prefer to simply receive emails from the group instead of creating a Yahoo ID account, select Join the mailing list.

Join the group via an email message:

  • Send a blank email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Reply to the confirmation email that you receive from the group to activate your subscription
  • Wait for a Group Moderator to approve your membership.

Managing your membership via email message:

  • Post messages to everyone on the list by sending an email to the address of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Unsubscribe to the list by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Contact the list owner by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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