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How To Use the Classifieds Email List

The Classifieds email list is a list that is used by students and employees to post items for sale, ask for help finding a good restaurant or electrician, help your kid sell Girl Scout Cookies, pretty much anything that you can imagine finding in the classifieds section of a newspaper (assuming you're old enough to remember newspapers).

The Classifieds list is the only official email list available where people can subscribe and unsubscribe themselves.

To Subscribe

Send an empty email to: classifieds-list+subscribe@snc.edu

To Unsubscribe

Send an empty email to: classifieds-list+unsubscribe@snc.edu

To Post

Send email to: classifieds-list@snc.edu

To View List Archives

Visit: https://groups.google.com/a/snc.edu/forum/#!forum/classifieds-list;context-place=overview

The archives are very handy if you want to look back at messages where someone was asking about recommendations for a plumber (for example). While viewing the archive, look for the "Search for messages" box at the top and click the small down arrow to see all the search options.

Additional Tips

1) If you're selling an item, it's common to embed photos in your email. If you resize the photos to smaller sizes (instead of using the original photo from your phone), the file will be smaller and fewer people will have trouble viewing it.

2) When selling an item, once you've sold it, it's courteous to post a follow up message to the list advising everyone that it's sold.

3) ITS occasionally receives requests to not allow certain posts to the list. For example, during football season, it's common to see many posts with Packers tickets for sale or people looking to purchase Packers tickets. This is exactly the kind of thing that the list is for. However, if you are not interested in anything related to the Packers, you can simply create a filter that puts all messages sent to the list that have "Packers" in the subject line in the trash. Here's an article that explains how:

Here's an example that catches all emails sent to the Classifieds list with "Packers" in the subject:

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4) The list is only available to people with a valid SNC email address (including alums, retirees, etc). However, you may also notice from time to time that someone sends an email to the list who does not have an SNC address. There are a small handful of retirees who wish to participate in the list but do not want to maintain an SNC email account to do so. Those people have worked with ITS to get special approval through HR to be on the list.

 

 

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