So you have subscribed to a lot of mailing lists. You want to announce your newsletter. That's why you did it. But what about administration?
Let's talk about mailing lists as found in eGroups. What goes for them also goes for mailing lists found in other services.
To start with you could save all pages of mailing lists that you've found in eGroups. That way you can check whether you're subscribed to them.
After subscribing to a mailing list you'll get a welcome e-mail. In that e-mail you'll find instructions about posting announcements etc.
That's a thing that needs to be saved. It always comes in handy to check whether rules of mailing lists have been followed.
Read welcome e-mail and find e-mail address for posting announcements. Copy this e-mail address to a text file.
This is how announcements are made:
1. It's always done by e-mail. Address e-mail to yourself.
2. The subject of e-mail is name of your newsletter
3. Write e-mail addresses of mailing lists in BCC field. The e-mail addresses are separated by semi colons
Here is an example of such an e-mail. It's an example of an e-mail I've send away to announce my own newsletter.
To : email@example.com
Subject: ACAD Newsletter
BCC : A2ndIncomefirstname.lastname@example.org;AardvarkMarke email@example.com;AdvertExpressEzine- firstname.lastname@example.org;asti1-subscribe@listbot. com;AWAHSemail@example.com
Body : Subscribe to ACAD Newsletter if you want to learn AutoCAD and AutoLISP. The newsletter has a lot of useful information. Subscribe for FREE. Send an e-mail to:
Using BCC field is very handy. It saves a lot of time in sending out e-mails. You can send out whole lot at once.
The recipients of e-mail will not see who else received e-mail. That's not mentioned on e-mail they receive.
In example only a few e-mails are specified. In reality send out my announcements to a loot more e- mail addresses.
Use NotePad from Windows for making text file for announcing your newsletter. Make three separate text files: week, bi-week, and month.