Discussion Group Help
Problems posting to the list?
- Problems with delivery of posts from AOL or Yahoo users
- You posted a message but it never went through to the list
You may also post to a discussion group from our website by going to the My Discussion Groups page and clicking on the name of the list you want to post to.
You can log into the My Discussion Groups page with your regular ISBA log in credentials. If you can't remember your password their are instructions on the login form to reset your password. If you don't have an email set for your discussion groups, you will be required to give one then.
To subscribe, go to the My Discussion Groups page and find the list to which you want to subscribe in the "Other available lists" section near the bottom of the page and select your preferred delivery method from the select list in the status column.
To unsubscribe, go to the My Discussion Groups page and find the list to which you want to unsubscribe in the "My lists" section and select Unsubscribe (or whatever setting you want from the select list in the status column.
The delivery options are:
- Normal list mail - Messages are sent to you as they are submitted.
- Daily Digest - One email is sent after midnight with all the posts for the day. (Please note that attachments are not included in Daily Digest messages.)
- Web Only - No email is sent to you, but you can post to the discussion group and view messages in the archives.
You can change your discussion group email address for all of your lists at once by changing your email address at the top of the My Discussion Groups page and clicking the button that say "Change" next to it.
You may also change your discussion group email on your account page.
Go to the My Discussion Groups page and click the name of the group you are interested in. You will see the most recent message threads at the top and a search box.
Clicking on the subject will take you to a page with all messages in that thread.
Problems posting to the list?
Because of a change in AOL and Yahoo policy, messages to our discussion lists from AOL or Yahoo users cannot be delivered to AOL or Yahoo addresses (and some others as well, including Comcast). They can be viewed by users of most other email services but not by AOL or Yahoo account holders -- even if they sent the message!
Unfortunately, there is not yet a good solution to this issue. The best option is to change your email address on our discussion lists to something other than AOL or Yahoo.
If you’re an AOL or Yahoo user who only wants to read messages and not post them, you may login into the web interface and view them there or change your setting to Daily Digest. We apologize for the inconvenience.
First, make sure that you are sending from the address to which you are subscribed. Often people have more than one address and have email forwarded from one to the other. Another common situation is the email program has a different "from" address, than the "to" address.
You may want to try posting messages to the discussion group on our website.
There is a total file size limit of 1 MB for messages and attachments, if your attachment is close to this size it probably is the reason the message didn't go through.
Sometimes, emails are blocked for other reasons, if you know you are sending from a subscribed address, you may contact us to help resolve the issue. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
It is not uncommon for some of our discussion groups to have hundreds of postings a month. Three possible options for dealing with this volume of email are:
- Choose "Web Only" or "Daily Digest" settings
- Set up a folder in your email program and then set up a rule to move messages to that folder based on the subject of the email.
- Create a separate email address for your listserve messages. There are many free email services out there. Gmail even organizes messages in threads based on the subjects making it ideal for following converstions on a listserve.
If you have questions about the list or your subscription to it, please contact Douglas Knapp at email@example.com.
If you have questions or suggestions for staff, please contact them directly and not via a message to this list. You'll find a link to staff e-mail addresses in the Staff Directory.