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Web Content Managers Listserv

Our listserv is open to web content managers from any level of U.S. Government: federal, state, and local. Since the purpose of this group is to exchange ideas among those of us who are in these roles, we do not admit contractors or other private individuals. Learn more about the Web Content Managers Forum

How to join the listserv:

Send an email to webmanager@hud.gov with the following information:

  • Subject: Web Content Managers Listserv
  • Email Address
  • Name
  • Job Title
  • Agency

How to Send a Message:

Anyone who has joined the ListServ can send a message to the group by using this email address: CONTENT-MANAGERS-L@hudlist.hud.gov. Once you send the message, you'll be asked to verify your original message before it's distributed to the list. This is to reduce viruses and other unwanted emails being sent to the ListServ.

How to Get the "Digest" Format:

Instead of getting individual emails from the ListServ, you can request a weekly "digest." Once a week, you'll get an email with a list of each of the messages that has been generated that week, grouped by topic. You can click on any one of them to read them. To request the digest version:

  1. send an email to: listserv@hudlist.hud.gov
  2. type this text in the message body: SET CONTENT-MANAGERS-L DIGEST
  3. Leave off any other text in the body of the message, including signature blocks. No subject line is needed.

General "Etiquette"

When sending a message to the entire ListServ, consider that your message is going to nearly 1,000 individuals on the list. If you have a suggestion or a response to the person who sent the original message, you should email that person directly rather than sending your message to the entire List. But if your message or question is intended for the full community—by all means—send it to the full List. We want to keep the ListServ manageable and relevant. But we also don't want to stifle frank, open conversation, which is what the ListServ is all about.

How to Filter "Out of Office" Messages

After you send a message to the list, you may get a lot of "Out of Office" messages from various subscribers to the list. If you don't want to receive these messages, you can set up your email software to filter out messages that have "out of office" in the subject line. You should consult with your IT support staff to see how to filter these messages, since it will depend on the email package you use.

How to Unsubscribe

  • Create a NEW MESSAGE, address it to: listserv@hudlist.hud.gov
  • The message should have NO SUBJECT
  • Type this text in the body of the message: signoff content-managers-l
  • Leave off any other text in the body of the message, including signature blocks

Other questions?

Please email Rachel Flagg, Listserv Manager.

You may also be interested in knowing about or joining other networks and groups for government web content managers.

Page Updated or Reviewed: June 8, 2007

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