How to subsribe to
Listserv Electronic Networks


Listserv Networks:are simple yet powerful e-mail forums you can use to communicate and interface with other people throughout the world regarding a wide range of socio-economic, ethnic, political or scholarly issues. It is easy to subscribe, and begin to interact with 100's of interesting, and diverse discussion groups.

LaRed Latina endorses and recommends the following discussion groups which specifically address Latino related issues, and concerns.


In order to participate in Electronic Listserv Groups, you must already know how to use E-mail correctly and have an Internet account. E-mail accounts can be opened for Free if you are a registered student, staff, or faculty at any college or university. You can also obtain a Free (Web-Based) E-mail Account which you can use to subscribe to Latino Listserv lists by filling out a simple form at http://www.hotmail.com.

Otherwise you can open a commercial Internet account for about ten dollars, more or less, a month. I will recommend that you avoid the national ISPs (Internet Service Providers) such as AOL (America on Line), or Compuserve, because their service fees tend to be relatively high. By shopping around, you can a find local provider whose fees will be a frac tion of what the National ISP companies will charge, and for the same Internet services.

For those persons who are not familiar with Electronic Mail (E-mail), the Pine Information Center at the University of Washington provides extensive information about how to use E-mail.

How to subscribe to Listserv Nets:

I will use LARED-L as a model to illustrate the proper way to subscribe. After you become a LARED-L subscriber, it will be easy to subscribe to any other discussion group/Listserv list.

To subscribe to LARED-L please follow the directions stated below.

Address your e-mail message to

LISTSERV@LISTSERV.CYBERLATINA.NET

Leave the "subject" line blank.

For the message, type subscribe LARED-L and your name.

Example:

subscribe LARED-L Cesar Chavez

You should receive a mail message indicating the status of your subscription request which needs to be confirmed. Once your subscription to the mailing list has been accepted, you will receive a Welcome message. Save the Welcome message because it usually contains important subscription commands and information about the group that you may need later. You may at this point proceed to send electronic mail (POSTS)to the LARED-L list address at;

LARED-L@LISTSERV.CYBERLATINA.NET

To unsubscribe from LARED-L please follow the directions stated below.

Address your e-mail message to

LISTSERV@LISTSERV.CYBERLATINA.NET

Leave the "subject" line blank.

For the message, type unsubscribe LARED-L

Example:

unsubscribe LARED-L

A few minutes after you send your message, you will receive confirmation of your unsubscription from Listserv.

Note: Try subscribing and unsubscribing from the LARED-L several times,until you get the hang of it. You will find that most lists use the same commands to either subscribe or unsubscribe ie., "subscribe," to subscribe to a list, and "unsubscribe" or "signoff" to unsubscribe.

NOTICE: To subscribe Online to LARED-L, please go to http://www.cyberlatina.net/cyberlatina.html.

The MUJER-L discussion group is moderated by Romelia Salinas and is sponsored by CLNET, Chicano Latino Net.

Romelia provides a WWW Page called MUJER-LISTSERV where she explains the goals and objectives of the listserv list. She also provides detailed information on how to subscribe to MUJER. This page can be accessed at: http://latino.sscnet.ucla.edu/women/mujer-l.html

The LISTA discussion group is moderated by Mario Araujo and is sponsored by the Azteca Web Page. The Lista is intended as a forum and c hannel for the exchange and distribution of Chicano discourse and related information.

Mario provides a WWW Page at http://www.azteca.net/aztec/lista.shtml where he provides detailed information on how to subscribe to la LISTA. Mario Araujo, LISTA Director can be reached via e-mail at: mario@azteca.net

To subscribe to REFORMANET please follow the directions stated below.

Address your e-mail message to

listproc@lmrinet.ucsb.edu

Leave the "subject" line blank.

For the message, type subscribe REFORMANET and your name.

Example:

subscribe REFORMANET Cesar Chavez

You should receive a mail message indicating the status of your subscription request. Once your subscription to the mailing list has been accepted, you will receive a Welcome message. Save the Welcome message because it usually contains impo rtant subscription commands and information about the group that you may need later. You may at this point proceed to send electronic mail (POSTS) to the REFORMANET list address at;

REFORMANET@lmrinet.ucsb.edu

To unsubscribe from REFORMANET please follow the directions stated below.

Address your e-mail message to

listproc@lmrinet.ucsb.edu

Leave the "subject" line blank.

For the message, type unsubscribe REFORMANET

Example:

unsubscribe REFORMANET

A few minutes after you send your message, you will receive confirmation of your unsubscription from Listserv.

Reading your Mail:

Listserv Discussion Group mail will be sent to your PINE Mail Box just like any regular e-mail message. You may save or delete Listserv messages as you would other e-mail correspondence.

Sending Mail to Listserv Networks:

When mailing to the discussion group, send the mail to the discussion listname address (in our example, LARED-L@lmrinet.ucsb.edu.)

Do not send discussion mail to the account called Listserv.

The mailing list server software (at listserv@ubvm.bitnet) that manages discussion groups will automatically distribute your mail to all the mailing list subscribers.

If you wish to send mail to one particular person on the list, you should use his or her personal account name when sending mail.

Conclusion and Suggestions:

Due to high volume of mail traffic generated by listserv lists, it is not recommended that you subscribe to more than three or four discussion groups at a time.

Congratulations! Bienvenido al maravilloso mundo de Listserv Electronic Networks.


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