Talk:How-to run and use a mailing list

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Workshop report

The workshop was fun! We spoke for 20 minutes about the options with a mailing list: what to do and why, the various options.

Then we focused on mailman - I showed everyone how to install a new mailing list (the geeky way), and then showed people how to set up a simple mailman mailing list.

Brief, friendly, informative - thanks Saul! SM

What was good

  • Laura; Good introduction and run through of the various technologies for setting up a mailing list. Clear, concise run through from the initial set up to how one can control and manage members/privacy options and attachments etc
    • I liked this introduction too, it gave a clear overview for our learning --Heather 18:19, 30 January 2008 (CET)
  • Seeing the overview of how to set up a mailing list - while the other stuff on setting up options and such can be self-explanitory (if a bit confusing), it was helpful to see this to understand mailing lists better, even if I'll never necessarily set one up myself--Heather 18:12, 30 January 2008 (CET)

What could have been better

  • Going through the options and such might have been better to do from a 'day-to-day' P.O.V. rather than just by going through the web interface - i.e. approached along the lines of my question at the end about what a mailing list administrator would have to do from day to day. Might have made it less abstract and make more sense for people who aren't familiar with mailing lists --Heather 18:17, 30 January 2008 (CET)
  • We should have had our proper workshopping space done! As this workshop was kind of meant to be the inaugural workshop in that space, and that space will be more conducive for workshops... --Heather 18:20, 30 January 2008 (CET)

The most useful bit of information was

Laura; Observing how the list is set up, explaining aliases etc and the run through of options on the administrative interface

  • As above; seeing how the mailing list was set up on a server.
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