Distance Learning Email List
Introduction to the List
OTAN hosts a group e-mail (also known as a listserv) to allow distance learning practitioners to communicate with each other with just one message. There are about 180 participants on the list. It is used for announcements, questions, ideas and discussions.
Great! How do I join?
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Type Join in the Subject field.
- Leave the body of the message blank.
- You will receive a "Welcome" message from the list. If you do not receive a Welcome message within 10 minutes of joining the list, check your spam folder. The message could be blocked by your email server.
OK. How do I send a message to everyone on the list?
Once you become a subscriber to the list, you can send one message to the e-mail address of the list. Once you have sent a message to this address, your message will be forwarded on to the other members of the list.
What do I do if I want to be taken off of the list?
To unsubscribe, follow the directions on the bottom of every list message.
What is an email list?
An email list gives you access to people with similar interests from diverse geographical areas. Discussions can take place on the list covering virtually every subject imaginable within the distance education umbrella. Most discussions are quite informal and operate with a conversational tone. After sending your post to this central address, the software will route it to all the subscribers of the list.
As a subscriber to a discussion group, you should expect to start receiving e-mail shortly after you sign up. When you post a message, please follow the basic rules of online etiquette. When your message is posted to the group, all recipients will see your e-mail address so that they can choose to respond either publicly through the list, or privately to you.