Applying for an AFSC Email List
The AFSC is pleased to sponsor electronic mailing lists for AFSC
programs, and affiliated organizations to foster communication within
and among AFSC organizations and initiatives, and to host lists
on topics of major interest to large numbers of Quakers. We do not
sponsor lists for groups that have no connection with the AFSC or
within the Society of Friends.
You may also apply to become a List Creator. A List Creator has
the ability to create new lists without applying each time. Click
Here for the List Creator Application.
An electronic mailing list (or "mailing list," or "listserve")
is a method of holding an e-mail-based conference on a specific
topic. A central "list management" program on the Internet
stores a list of e-mail addresses of people interested in
the topic. Anyone can easily send messages to everyone else
on the list by sending a single message to the list management
program. Mailing lists can also be used to distribute announcements
-- such "moderated" lists are controlled by an editor who
controls which messages are distributed. Lists may be restricted
in membership (closed), or unrestricted in membership (open).
Anyone with an Internet e-mail address can be on an open mailing
list. The messages from a list can be archived for later distribution.
Subscriptions are free of charge.
If your organization is interested in starting a mailing
list, you can apply for an AFSC-sponsored list. Instructions
Before You Apply
Please read the following:
List Manager Responsibilities
The job of the list manager is vital to the proper
functioning of a mailing list, and the job carries ongoing responsibilities.
Here are more notes regarding list management.
- The AFSC will have the right to cancel mailing lists
that no longer relate to their original purpose, or that
have had no message traffic in six months.
- The Managing Editor of Web Communication must approve all new list
managers. Please let us know if a list manager leaves, too.
Before adding a new manager for your list, write to email@example.com
- All list managers will be subscribed to the List Managers
Announcement-Only List list-owners.
It is used to inform list managers of any big changes or
problems with lists and is very low-volume. Additionally,
list managers can ask questions of each other and get help
with policy issues. You may receive these lists as a digest,
but you may not unsubscribe nor set "nomail."
There are a number of other List Manager responsibilities.
Please take the time to read them
To apply for a list, complete the form below. Your information
will be sent to the AFSC's Email List Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
. If don't hear from us within a few days, send us a message
to check whether we got your application. When we get your
application, we'll write back to tell you what's happening
to it and what to do next.
- DO NOT advertise the list until the AFSC has confirmed
that it is set up and running, and you have confirmed that
the list name is correct and the list works.
- All of the configuration options (Welcome Message, Intro,
FAQ etc), except for the list name and list manager, can
be changed by the list manager after the initial setup of
the list. .