Elist Instructions

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Introduction

Members can manage their own eLists by going to myMemberships tab and clicking "Manage My eLists". From here, a member can change their subscription's email address, manage holds, digest and unsubscribe.

 

Elist Sample

 

Subscribing

View the available lists to subscribe.

Posting to a List or Segment

Creating a New Posting to a List

Members can post to the list by sending their message in an email to: listname@elists.wisbar.org

For example:

famlaw@elists.wisbar.org

Replying to an Existing Post

If you are replying to a post that you received through your email, it is important to note that your 'To' will automatically be addressed to send your response to the entire list membership. If you wish to reply directly back to the individual who created a particular posting, you will need to change the email address you are sending to.

Unsubscribing

To unsubscribe from an eList, go to myMemberships, and click "Manage my Elists". You will be taken to a list of your currently subscribed eLists. Select Unsubscribe for the list you wish to leave and finally click "SUBMIT".

 

Elist Unsubscribe

 

Resuming a Held Membership

To resume a Held eList, go to myMemberships, and click "Manage my Elists". You will be taken to a list of your currently subscribed eLists. Select Mail for the list you wish to end the hold on and finally click "SUBMIT".

 

Elist Resume

 

Temporary Stop of Delivery

To put an eList on Hold, go to myMemberships, and click "Manage my Elists". You will be taken to a list of your currently subscribed eLists. Select NoMail for the list you wish to put on Hold and finally click "SUBMIT."

 

Elist Hold

 

Out of Office

Many email clients provide the option of creating rules to address email before it comes to your inbox. Due to the operation of State Bar e-lists you may be getting Out of Office messages that you wish to filter out from your email client.

Note: The following are special conditions you may wish to take into consideration before creating a rule for a State Bar e-list.

  • If you rarely submit postings or responses to a particular e-list, you may not wish to create a rule.
  • If you belong to a small e-list that is used for work on timely projects (such as board or committee e-lists), you may actually want to receive out of office messages.
  • If you are not concerned about the phrase "out of office" appearing in a valid subject

There is a wide variety of email software that is used by our members. To provide an example of the logic one may use to create a rule, we present the following MS Outlook 2007 settings for blocking the out-of-office messages that are generated by individual State Bar e-lists. It is important to note that the actual settings for creating rules for all other email clients, such as Gmail or Hotmail, will be different. While this will not stop all Out of Office messages, it should stop most of them.

Whitelist Instructions

Due to the growing problem of spam many web-based email services (i.e. Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.) and email applications (i.e. Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, etc.) have taken measures to automatically filter emails sent to multiple recipients. Unfortunately, these filters block many newsletters and legitimate emails in addition to spam. Our messages are not immune. These filters may incorrectly block our mailings, preventing them from ever reaching your inbox.

We recommend that you take the three simple steps to help ensure that our messages reach you. Even if you are currently receiving our messages, please consider following these recommendations to prevent future problems.

  1. Add email address to your Contacts (Address Book)
    In some cases, you can have email automatically approved by adding email addresses to your contacts or address book. If you should have both web-based and email software in place (e.g. Gmail being forwarded to your Outlook), you should add the email address (e.g. listname@elists.wisbar.org) to your contacts/address book in both your web-based and email programs.

  2. Add email addresses to your Safe Senders List
    Most email programs and web-based services also have a "safe senders" feature. Adding email addresses to your safe senders list helps ensure the messages you want get to you. If you need assistance, ask your office techie for assistance.

    For extremely detailed instructions on adding safe senders, visit Twelve Horses. Twelve Horses has developed an incredibly detailed set of instructions for adding safe senders to many common email programs or services.

  3. Whitelist the State Bar in your spam filters
    A whitelist is a list of approved organizations that your spam filter uses to permit email to come to you. It is usually managed by your network administrator, your technical staff, or your Internet Service Provider. By adding domains and addresses to your whitelist, you are telling the email system not to filter email from those senders.

    After adding addresses to your address book and your safe senders list, please ask your network administrator to whitelist the State Bar, then send them the following information: wisbar.org, elists.wisbar.org, mktg.wisbar.org, 199.91.248.195 and 199.91.248.196. They will know how to add them to your organization’s whitelist.

    If your office uses Postini, you may need to do this yourself. Ask your technical staff if you need assistance with this web tool.

By taking these simple actions, you will resolve most causes of not receiving your e-list mail. We thank you for your time and effort and hope that you will continue to enjoy our discussion groups, newsletters and notices.