The Kaiser PTA has launched an online message group through the Yahoo! Groups service. Subscribers will get e-mail messages from the PTA about important events or issues. And message group members will become part of an on-line community where they can post messages and share advice and ideas with each other.
How does it work?
Think of a community bulletin board, where people tack up messages that everyone can see. In this case, people use their e-mail to post messages to the whole group. Members can reply to the e-mails as they see fit, by sending a message only to the sender or the group as a whole.
I’m a busy person. What if I don’t want to get all those e-mails?
You can adjust your participation so you only get “special announcements” or a daily digest of each day’s messages.
I really hate spam. Will this make me get more spam?
It doesn’t appear so. Our experience with other message groups has shown this not to be a problem. When you subscribe, your e-mail address is sent automatically to the Yahoo! Groups computer so that it can subscribe you to the list. Yahoo! Groups has features designed to prevent spammers from getting your e-mail address. But nothing is foolproof. And if this does end up being a problem, we’ll move the group. We hate spam, too.
How do I subscribe?
Simple. Send a blank e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org or, even easier, fill in the automatic subscription form right here. Soon, you’ll get an e-mail confirming that you want to subscribe. Just reply to the e-mail, and you’re on your way!
And if I change my mind and want to cancel?
Send a blank e-mail to email@example.com.
E-mail the moderator, Annie de Jong.