E-Mail Discussion Lists

Official Missouri Libertarian Party E-Mail lists
Using the MOLP E-Mail list manager
E-Mail Etiquette and Effective Use

Official Missouri Libertarian Party E-Mail lists

The Missouri Libertarian Party manages a number of E-Mail lists whose sole purpose are for conducting the business of the MOLP. These lists are NOT for political debates or general chatting.

Each list is designed for a specific purpose. Please keep your usage of each E-Mail list to its stated purpose. Please do not send E-Mails to multiple lists unless it is absolutely necessary, especially cross posting to the public E-Mail lists on Yahoo Groups. The more E-Mail is cross posted between multiple E-Mail lists the less effective it becomes. E-Mails should be targeted to the minumim set of people who have a need for the information. I strongly urge those who use these E-Mail lists to review the information below in the E-Mail Etiquette and Effective Use section.

Some lists below are listed as being PRIVATE. A PRIVATE list is one where the E-Mail messages may only be viewed by those people who are subscribers to the list. Please be careful that sensitive information is not cross posted from a PRIVATE MOLP list to a public list such as those hosted by YahooGroups.

An online archive is kept for each MOLP list. This archive can be viewed online by going to the subscription page for the list and selecting the link to the email list Archives. For a PRIVATE list you will be asked to login before you can view the list Archives.

To see information on all available E-Mail lists please go to:

https://www.lpmo.org/mailman/listinfo

announce@lpmo.org

PURPOSE: This is a list used by the MOLP to send out ANNOUNCEMENTS to the public. This is a low volume list. The types of announcements made will consist of things like Press Releases and Major Events.

SUBSCRIBERS: Anyone may subscribe to this list. Only a few members of the Executive Committee are authorized to post to this list.

USAGE: To subscribe to this list, manage your subscription, or view the online list Archives please go to:
https://www.lpmo.org/mailman/listinfo/announce

exec@lpmo.org

PURPOSE: This is a PRIVATE list used for discussing MOLP Executive Committee business. This is where the MOLP can conduct its business in between regularly scheduled meetings.

SUBSCRIBERS: Only the MOLP Executive Committee Officers, District Committee Members, and their Alternates may subscribe to this list.

OTHER: Members of the MOLP may post a message to this list when they want to make a formal proposal for the Executive Committee to consider.

USAGE: To subscribe to this list, manage your subscription, or view the online list Archives please go to:
https://www.lpmo.org/mailman/listinfo/exec

members-announce@lpmo.org

PURPOSE: This is a list used by the MOLP to send out ANNOUNCEMENTS to interested MOLP Members. This is a low volume list. The types of announcements made will consist of things like Executive Committee Meeting Agendas, Meeting Minutes, Press Releases, Resolutions, and Major Events.

SUBSCRIBERS: Any MOLP Member can subscribe to this list. Only a few members of the Executive Committee are authorized to post to this list.

USAGE: To subscribe to this list, manage your subscription, or view the online list Archives please go to:
https://www.lpmo.org/mailman/listinfo/members-announce

members@lpmo.org

PURPOSE: This is a PRIVATE list used by MOLP members for discussing MOLP business. This is where the MOLP can conduct its business in between regularly scheduled meetings.

SUBSCRIBERS: Only members of the MOLP may subscribe to this list.

OTHER: Please restrict your usage of this list to discussions of MOLP business. Off topic postings or personal attacks may result in your list usage being moderated.

USAGE: To subscribe to this list, manage your subscription, or view the online list Archives please go to:
https://www.lpmo.org/mailman/listinfo/members

candidates@lpmo.org

PURPOSE: This is a PRIVATE list used by Missouri Libertarian candidates for office and their staff to discuss campaign finance laws and how to conduct campaigns.

SUBSCRIBERS: Missouri Libertarian candidates, their staff, those interested in becoming a candidate for office, and experts on election campaigning and campaign finance laws.

USAGE: To subscribe to this list, manage your subscription, or view the online list Archives please go to:
https://www.lpmo.org/mailman/listinfo/candidates

boone@lpmo.org

PURPOSE: PRIVATE discussion list used by Boone County Libertarians to conduct their business.

SUBSCRIBERS: Boone County Libertarian activists.

OTHER: Anyone interested in contacting the Boone County Libertarian activists can send an E-Mail to this list.

USAGE: To subscribe to this list, manage your subscription, or view the online list Archives please go to:
https://www.lpmo.org/mailman/listinfo/boone

jackson@lpmo.org

PURPOSE: PRIVATE discussion list used by Jackson County Libertarians to conduct their business.

SUBSCRIBERS: Jackson County Libertarian activists.

OTHER: Anyone interested in contacting the Jackson County Libertarian activists can send an E-Mail to this list.

USAGE: To subscribe to this list, manage your subscription, or view the online list Archives please go to:
https://www.lpmo.org/mailman/listinfo/jackson

Using the MOLP E-Mail list manager

The MOLP uses Mailman to manage its E-Mail lists. Below are some links to help documents for those who are subscriber's to a Mailman managed E-Mail list.

The GNU Mailman - List Member Manual by Terri Oda takes a question-and-answer approach to helping end-users perform basic tasks in Mailman. Also available in PDF format (approx. 91k).

Chris Kolar has made available a Mailman user guide for end-users interacting with a Mailman system.

E-Mail Etiquette and Effective Use

E-Mail is a convenient way to communicate with others. And E-Mail lists make it even easier to send E-Mail to thousands of other people. But with the growth in its use and the plague of Unsolicited Commercial E-Mail (SPAM) and E-Mail Viruses, E-Mail is becoming less and less effective.

For an organization or group to maximize the benefits of E-Mail members of that organization need to learn how to use E-Mail effectively as a means of communication.

Here are some links to articles about effective use of E-Mail. The first two are from the University of Michigan, just ignore the few sentences which refer to specifics for the University administration of lists. Please take a few minutes to read these articles and consider how you might be able to use E-Mail more effectively.

E-Mail Etiquette, When and How to Communicate Electronically

Avoid Pitfalls, Realize Potential of E-Mail Lists