JISCMail Newsletter: August 2009
The National Academic Mailing List Service


Welcome to the JISCMail August 2009 newsletter using the 'Autumn Field Left' LISTSERV 16.0 template.

JISCMail Operational News

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JISCMail Policy

Please review our policies here: JISCMail Policies

Number of lists on JISCMail

number of 

lists on JISCMail - 7182

Number of JISCMail Members

number of JISCMail members - 689582

Number of Helpline queries

helpline queries - 


Welcome to the re-launch of the JISCMail newsletter

We are pleased to announce that we are re-launching the JISCMail newsletter. The JISCMail newsletter will be delivered to your inbox monthly or can be read on the list archive pages of https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/jiscmail-newsletter. If you were previously registered on the NEWSLETTER list, you will still continue to receive the newsletters unless you unsubscribe (please see link at the end of this email).

Later this year we are expecting to release LISTSERV version 16.0. This release comes with ready-to-use newsletter templates so JISCMail customers can create professional looking newsletters with out any HTML coding experience. Until this release, each month we will create our newletter in a different style to demonstrate the range of default templates. This is our favoured template - 'Autumn Field Left'

JISCMail Service Announcement

As of the 1st August 2009, the contract management of JISCMail has passed to the JISC Services Management Company Ltd.


JISC infoNet


Staff from JISCMail and JISC infoNet have been working together and are pleased to offer access to ‘JISC infoNet ’ from the JISCMail Tools area of all list homepages.

JISC infoNet is one of a range of services from JISC committed to supporting further and higher education communities, offering guidance, advice and support in the innovative use of technology.

JISC infoNet provides free, predominantly web-based, resources built around its infoKit branding to promote good practice and highlight innovation in the use of ICT within the education sector.


Social Bookmarking


We are pleased to announce the release of a social bookmarking button on every list homepage (https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/yourlistname) and every posting stored on the JISCMail online archives. These have links to a selection of social bookmarking/sharing sites.




Did you know we are now on Twitter? You can follow us here: http://www.twitter.com/jiscmailhelp


JISCMail Helpline Tip


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