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eList How To's

​Edit Your Settings Through the Message Reading Interface

If you are a member of an eList, you may edit your settings through the message reading interface.

  1. Go http://elist.dcccd.edu/read/.
  2. Click on the "My Account" tab. The eList message reading interface will prompt you to log in if you haven't already.
  3. The My Account page shows your settings on two separate tabs: "Essentials" and "Advanced." You may edit your settings here.
  4. To change the e-mail address associated with your subscription, edit it under the "Essentials" tab and click the "save changes" button.
  5. To change your password, click on the "Advanced" tab and enter your password in the "Enter New Password" and "Verify New Password" text boxes. Click the "save changes" button. 

Log In to an eList Through the Message Reading Interface

If you are a member of an eList that is marked "Members Only," you must first log in before you can read or send messages.

To log in to your eList:

  1. Click on the "My Account" tab.
  2. Enter the e-mail address that you used to subscribe to your eList, and enter your password. If you cannot remember your password, enter what you think it might be and press the button labeled "ok." If your password is not correct, you will see a message that says your password is not correct. Select the button labeled "email password," and a link to a page to reset your password will be sent to the e-mail address you used to log in.
  3. Click on the "My Forums" tab to see the e-Lists that you are a member of.
  4. Read or send messages from your eList.  

Read a Message Through the Message Reading Interface

To read messages through the message reading interface for any public eList:

  1. Go to http://elist.dcccd.edu/read/. You will see a list of public eLists.
  2. To read a message from an eList, click on the name of the eList. Depending on the list settings, you may need to log in before you are allowed to read the list's messages.
  3. Click the name of the message you would like to read.

Send a Message From the Message Reading Interface

You can reply to or send new messages to eLists that you are a member of. 

To reply to a posted message:

Please note: Not all eLists allow you to reply to a message.

  1. You will need to log in to your eList before you can reply to a message.
  2. Read an eList message.  
  3. After you have read an eList message, you can send a reply. If the eList allows readers to send a reply to a message, there will be a "reply" button in the lower right-hand corner of the message. Click the "reply" button to send your reply. 
  4. Change the subject line, if you wish.
  5. Type your message in the message body text box.
  6. Click the "ok" button.

To send a new message to the eList:

Please Note:
Not all eLists allow you send messages to the eList.

  1. You will need to log in to your eList before you can send a message.   
  2. Click on the "Messages" tab.
  3. Click on the button labeled "create a new message."
  4. Complete the subject line.
  5. Type your message in the message body text box.
  6. Click the "ok" button.

Subscribe to an eList Through the Message Reading Interface

To subscribe to an eList through the message reading interface:

  1. Go to http://elist.dcccd.edu/read/.
  2. If you want to subscribe to an eList, click on "Subscribe" next to the eList you want to join.
  3. After you click on the "Subscribe" button, you will be taken to a screen that will ask you for your e-mail address. Enter the e-mail address where you want eList messages sent and your name.
  4. Click the "Subscribe" button at the bottom of the form.
  5. After you subscribe to an eList, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address that you provided. You must reply to this e-mail before your subscription can become active. Once your subscription is active, you will begin receiving messages in your e-mail client (DCCCD Student email, Hotmail, AOL, Outlook Express, etc.), or you can read your messages through the message reading interface.