The Alcova Heights neighborhood has an email listserv. If you’d like to stay current with what’s happening in the neighborhood, subscribe today.
Please read this whole page before emailing the group.
How do I UNsubscribe?
Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
DO NOT email the listserv and the 500 people on it asking to be unsubscribed.
How do I subscribe?
Send a message to email@example.com
Important: You must put your home address in the text of the message. It will be kept strictly confidential, but we need it in order to limit membership only to residents. Requests without this will not be processed.
Where is the new Google Groups listserv web site?
You can also see all new messages archived there, too.
Here are some general instructions on how to use Google Groups. This includes instructions for new subscribers.
What will happen to the archived content on Yahoo?
The former YahooGroups content will remain available on the old site for as long as possible. Yahoo’s financial future is uncertain.
The former YahooGroups email listserv will no longer work. Please use the new one on Google.
How do I turn on “Digest Mode”?
Some members were automatically turned on digest mode during the migration process, but some were not. Visit the listserv home page
to modify your preferences.
Did everyone get migrated?
Almost. Nearly 200 members from the old group had emails bounce, e.g. discontinued addresses. Some had Google preferences set to prevent being added. Those members may simply subscribe on their own with the instructions above.
Can anyone join?
Going forward, we will restrict membership to residents, home owners, renters and select associates of Alcova Heights.
How is it different than NextDoor?
We feel there are valid uses for both our own listserv and the more public/commercial NextDoor. Feel free to join both. Many on this listserv do not want the advertising nor do we wish our information to be shared with unknown third parties.
Can I advertise on the listserv?
Yes for Girl Scout cookies and community service groups. Anyone else needs to ask for permission ahead of time. We’d like to keep ads to a minimum. (We’ll evaluate on a case-by-case basis.)
What are the rules of etiquette?
Please be kind and thoughtful. We really don’t want to moderate behavior, but we’ve been known to temporarily pause people’s posting privileges and in very rare cases, remove them from the list.
[IMPORTANT] What are other things you can and can’t post on the listserv?
Civic topics that affect our neighbors
No advertising without prior permission
Occasionally recommending a nearby establishment or nonpartisan nonprofit are ok
We’ll make limited exceptions for event notifications for local politicians, but keep it generic. Further political discussions should be on other social media.
Courtesy is required. No personal attacks.
These same rules apply to the Alcova Heights Facebook group
The alternative is to post on NextDoor
Who can I ask if I have questions?
You can choose to receive each listserv e-mail as it’s sent or a daily digest with all of the previous day’s communications. Get connected! Sign up today!
Oh, by the way, why is it called a “listserv”?
It’s short for “email list server”, but since it dates back to the early UNIX days and was a command line program name, it has been shortened to listserv (not listserve).
What about NextDoor.com?
Neighbors may also wish to join the Alcova Heights page there. Note that it is a separate commercial entity and does not represent the Alcova Heights Community Assoc.
Why do my emails to the listserv show up as alcova…@gmail.com and not my own address?
It’s an anti-malware policy. It prevents email from ‘unverified’ domains from receiving direct responses. Here’s one
support conversation, but the topic is pretty technical. Look up more on DMARC
if you’re interested. That’s how all Internet domains and email servers verify that a sender is who they say they are. The former Yahoo listserv would permit someone from spoofing their identity, that is pretending to be someone else. DMARC is controlled by the domain name holder, e.g. gmail, yahoo, or your employer (if that’s the email you’re using). They need to conform to DMARC standards. Gmail plays by the rules, so anyone on gmail can be shown as the sender. It’s one of they ways the Internet is being self-policed for malicious code. Every listserv will have this when all email providers step up to the standard.