Accounting

Listservers

Three CSU listservs have been set up in order to facilitate discussion and information sharing for:

  1. CSU Financial Standards Committee
  2. Budget & Finance Payables
  3. Students Accounts Receivable

CSU Financial Standards Committee

Budget & Finance Payables

Students Accounts Receivable

 


Listserv Info

For those needing a little background on listservers, listserver technology can best be considered an extension of electronic mail. Where as e-mail is one-to-one communication, listservers allow one-to-many communication. Simply put, mail sent to a list sends an electronic message to many persons instead of just one.

Listservers are used for discussion and information sharing. Typically a person faces a problem that needs solving or has a question that needs an answer. The problem or question is sent to the list (i.e., to ten's or hundred's of individuals who have expressed an interest in the subject of the list). Recipients of the message who can give advice or answers will respond back to the user who sent the message or to the list. If the answer is sent back to the list, the response is recirculated for potentially more replies and responses.

The following are the instructions in order to subscribe to each of the listservers that have been set up. The only difference in subscribing to each of the listservers is the word following the subscribe command. Once subscribed, you are on a list with other subscribers that is used by the listserver to distribute mail. The best way to think of this list is as an "electronic mailing list." When mail is sent to the listserver, it is automatically forwarded to all subscribers on the list.

 


Subscribing to a List

When subscribing, use a plain e-mail form and be sure to leave the subject and body blank.

You will receive a confirmation e-mail containing a link (URL), which users are required to click to activate the subscription.