About mailing lists
- Internet Mailing Lists Guides and Resources
- An excellent list of resources, maintained by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).
- Serving up Mailing Lists
- A brief Webmonkey Geek Talk column (December 12, 1996) about maintaining mailing lists and mail servers, with links to popular mailing list maintenance software.
Mailing list directories
- CataList is run by L-Soft International, developer of the LISTSERV mailing list program. CataList contains around 16,000 mailing lists that use the LISTSERV program and can be searched by list name, list description, host site, or host country.
- Francopholistes : l'annuaire des listes de diffusion francophones
- French Mailing Lists
- Reference guide to email newsletters and discussion lists
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Mailing lists for editors and others
- ACRLISTE-L est une liste de diffusion électronique nationale en ligne, destinée aux membres de l'Association canadienne des réviseurs. Si vous désirez obtenir plus de renseignements, visitez notre site Web ou communiquez avec le gestionnaire de la liste a l'adresse suivante : email@example.com.
- Founded in July of 1994, BOOK_ARTS-L is a mailing list based at Syracuse University, and managed by Peter Verheyen. Subscribers include practising bookbinders and book-artists, marblers, papermakers, printers, collectors, curators in libraries, and people just interested in the book arts. BOOK_ARTS-L also maintains a searchable archive.
To subscribe, send the following message to firstname.lastname@example.org: subscribe Book_Arts-L Yourfirstname Yourlastname
- COPYEDITING-L , a list for copy editors and other defenders of the English language who want to discuss anything related to editing: sticky style issues; philosophy of editing; newspaper, technical, and other specialized editing; reference books; client relations; Internet resources; electronic editing and software; freelance issues; and so on. COPYEDITING-L is an unmoderated list, and VERY active (expect more than 100 messages a day).
Search the copyediting-l archives. You must be a copyediting-l listserv subscriber to use this service.
To subscribe to COPYEDITING-L, send email to email@example.com with a blank subject line, and a note that says "sub COPYEDITING-L yourname" (without the quotations and write out your name where it says "yourname").
- EAC-ACR-L is a mailing list for members of the Editors' Association of Canada. You must be a member of EAC to subscribe. The list is intended for open discussion of the business and craft of editing, EAC policies, procedures, and events, and other related issues. Read more about EAC-ACR-L.
- INDEX-L is a listserv that was created to promote good indexing practice by providing a forum for aspiring and professional indexers to share information and ideas relating to all aspects of index preparation. Topics for discussion can include various types of index structures such as indexes for books, periodicals, online text, databases, or hypermedia. Participants include (but are not limited to) members of professional indexers' organizations, librarians, library-school faculty, and editors.
To subscribe to INDEX-L:
- Send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Do not include a subject line.
- Do not include signatures or extraneous text.
- For the body of the message, type: SUBSCRIBE INDEX-L firstname lastname (with your own first and last name)
- LANTRA-L is a forum for all aspects of translation and interpretation of natural languages, including, but not restricted to, computer aids for translation and interpretation. Topics which can be discussed are: translation theory and practice, translation tools, terminology, lexicography, court, conference, and community interpreting, intercultural communication, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, professional ethics for interpreters and translators, education and training of interpreters and translators, etc.
To subscribe, send the message "SUB LANTRA-L Your Name" to email@example.com.
- SEDIT-L is a listserv serving the editors of literary and documentary editions in the United States. The editions consist of the writings, correspondence, and other documents of major American historical figures (Washington, Jefferson, M.L. King, Jane Addams, etc.) as well as those of major literary figures (Hawthorne, Thoreau, Emerson, etc.). SEDIT-L will facilitate communication between and among those editors with mutual or overlapping materials. The editors are primarily located in humanities departments in 50 or more universities and together compose the membership of the Association for Documentary Editing.
To subscribe to SEDIT-L, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a blank subject line, and a note that says "subscribe SEDIT-L" (without the quotations).
- Like its parent organization, the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing, SHARP-L is devoted to forging connections among scholars in all disciplines who are working on the history of the printed word in any place or period. Available to anyone, SHARP-L is for the exchange of research ideas, information, queries, teaching aids, and conference and journal announcements, as well as discussion of any issues, large or small, that pertain to the scholarly study of the history of print culture. You can also search the SHARP-L archives.
To subscribe, send the message SUB SHARP-L, followed by your name, to: email@example.com
- SWET-L, the discussion list for the
Society of Writers, Editors, and Translators in Japan, is open to everyone whose work involves communicating in written English. Matters related to Japan do loom large in the deliberations, but much of the discussion is of interest to people in other countries as well.
- TECHWR-L is for technical communications and related issues. Anything related to any facet of technical communication (practice, research, teaching, etc.) is appropriate for this list.
To subscribe to TECHWR-L, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a blank subject line, and a note that says "sub TECHWR-L yourname" (without the quotations, and write out your name where it says "yourname").
- TYPO-L is for discussion of type and typographic design.
To subscribe, send the following message to email@example.com: "sub TYPO-L your name" (without the quotation marks).
- Typographie est consacrée aux problèmes de composition, de typographie -- française ou étrangère -- et de mise en pages, sans exclusive des techniques employées : du lettrage à la main à la composition numérique en passant par le plomb, du support papier à la page écran, du « bon usage » du Code typographique jusqu'aux normalisations du codage des caractères.
Pour abonner, envoyez à firstname.lastname@example.org le message suivant : SUBSCRIBE typographie nom de forme libre
- A.Word.A.Day (AWAD) mails out a vocabulary word and its definition (with occasional commentary) to subscribers every day.
To subscribe to A.Word.A.Day, send an email message to email@example.com with the following text in the Subject of the message: SUBSCRIBE Your Name.
- The discussions on WORDS-L are wide-ranging. Although the list began as a forum for discussion of the English language, it has evolved through the years into a discussion of anything the subscribers want to discuss.
WORDS-L is housed on the listserv at the University of Georgia (UGA). To subscribe to the list, send the following message to firstname.lastname@example.org: subscribe words-l Your Name