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Genealogy Online, Tenth Edition, 10th Edition by Elizabeth Crowe

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Chapter 7

Fun with E-mail: Mail Lists, Newsletters, and More

You can have more genealogy pen pals than you ever dreamed up using mail lists and forums dedicated to genealogy. Like chat and messaging, it can be addictive: You can spend all your day reading and replying to genealogy mail!

Electronic mail (e-mail) lists are discussion groups based on e-mail messages. All subscribers can send and receive e-mail from the list. Messages sent to the mailing list get forwarded to everyone who subscribes to it. No message is private when posted to the list, even though you will receive them with your e-mail program just as you do private messages. Replies to messages from the list get sent as well, where they are forwarded to all participants. These ...

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