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OCBA Listserv FAQ

We are happy to announce that the OCBA now has the ability to provide a Listserv™ to our section and committee members. We believe this will be a very useful tool for our members and allow them to communicate and share ideas better than ever before. Please view the OCBA Listserv Terms of Use before participating in any OCBA Listserv.

To view current active OCBA Listservs click here.

What is a Listserv™?
A listserv™ is an electronic mailing list that allows members of a group (section or committee) to communicate with everyone in the group whenever they choose via email. It also allows members of the group to search through archives of any past discussions communicated through the list.

How does it work?
A member of a section or committee simply sends an email to the assigned group email address. The listserv™ software relays the message via email to everyone in that group. Once the email is received by the members they can respond to everyone in the group (reply all) or just to the sender. Once a message has been relayed it is also archived in an online forum. Members of the list can view these archived messages at any time through the web.

How do I join the Listserv™?
As we roll out the Listserv™ we will by default add everyone in that particular section or committee to the mailing list. When this happens, you will receive a welcome email that outlines the Listserv™ terms of use, what email address to use to communicate with the group, how to search the archives, and how to unsubscribe to the list if you wish.

How do I view the archives?
In your welcome email you will be provided a web address to view the archives. Once you go to the web address you will have the ability to create a password and then search or view the archives at your leisure.

How do I remove myself from the Listserv™?
In order to remove yourself from a list simply send an email to with the list name in the subject line. These instructions will be in the welcome message, as well as at the bottom of every message you receive from the list.

What if I want to remain on the list but I’m getting too many messages?
We suggest that you set up a rule in your email software to move the messages to a special folder as you receive them. This is generally very simple to do and gives you the convenience of viewing the messages when you want. For instance, in Outlook you could do this by going to: TOOLS → RULES AND ALERTS → NEW RULE → MOVE MESSAGES FROM SOMEONE TO A FOLDER. At this point you would type in the list email address…such as

We hope these FAQs will help you learn what a listserv™ is all about and help you benefit from this additional member feature of the OCBA. For additional support please email or call us directly at 949.440.6700, 121.

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