You can see which groups you are subscribed to by going to the Google Groups page.
There are a number of mailing lists within the department. If you think you aren't on a list that you should be please request subscription.
At the moment you can only post mail to lists on which you are subscribed. If you which to subscribe to another group you can do this through the web page or via email. There is currently no "list of lists" as we previously had before.
To subscribe to a group from the web page:
This is the best way to subscribe as it gives you the opportunity to select in which manner you would like to receive emails, individually, as a digest etc.
To subscribe to a group via email:
Note: for restricted-membership groups, the group owner will need to approve your subscription request before you can join.
|Mailing List Name||Members|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Academic staff only|
|email@example.com||Visitors, plus others (*)|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Master's students in Health Economics|
|email@example.com||Information for Firesweepers|
|econ-PSTfirstname.lastname@example.org||PST Applied Economics/Economic History|
* econ-assoc-group includes a few members who are not on our staff list but have requested inclusion since they are interested in attending our seminars.
If you wish to create your own group then please refer here: http://www.york.ac.uk/it-services/it/google/groups/ for details.
To make things more consistent and easier to find please stick with the naming convention of the email address starting "econ-" and the name beginning "Economics".
If you want your group name adding to list above please email Paul Hodgson. If your group is an offical departmental one then it needs to be set up by Paul Hodgson to ensure that the correct permissions are set. If you want your own group, and want to manage it yourself, can you please ensure that you fully understand the settings and implications of these not being set correctly.
IT IS FUNDAMENTALLY IMPORTANT THAT YOU SET UP THE GROUP CORRECTLY. IF YOU DO NOT THEN ALL MAIL SENT TO THE GROUP WILL BE AVAILABLE TO BE SEEN BY ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS ON CAMPUS. WHEN YOU DO A SEARCH ON GOOGLE GROUPS TO SEE WHICH GROUPS ARE AVAILABLE THE SEARCH WILL SHOW ALL MAIL YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY SENT TO OR FROM A GROUP EVEN IF THAT PERSON ISN'T ON THE MEMBERSHIP LIST OF THAT GROUP. THAT IS THE DEFAULT SETTING AND YOU MUST CHANGE IT WHEN YOU SET A GROUP UP.
To do this go into Group Settings, Permissions, Basic Permissions and change the settings so that:
View Topics - is set to "All members of the group"
Post - is set to "All members of the group"
Join the group - is set to "Anyone in the organisation can ask" - if this is the one you want.
To use a list you must include the suffix "@lists.york.ac.uk"