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Re: Why Google?

I like the Google offering, Chris. You did fine. The only thing that is
missing seems to be the mailing address of the sender to reply to that
person only. Sometimes it seems like it¹s better just to respond to a
question individually and now it looks like we need to think and do a
copy-paste of the email address as opposed to just clicking Reply or Reply

No biggy though. We just gotta adjust.


on 11/4/05 10:56 AM, Chris Sparnicht at chris@no.address wrote:

> Dear Chris B,
> Thanks for your interest in GreenYes.
> I chose google because:
> a. It is free.
> b. It inserts no advertising in our posts.
> c. It hides email addresses from email harvesters
> in the automated archives.
> d. It allows people to easily subscribe
> and unsubscribe themselves a number of ways.
> e. It allows for a number of methods of delivery
> that members have been asking for.
> f. I don't have to worry about the server going down.
> g. It is not a news list, but an email list.
> h. Our list broke on the website, and I got
> tired of trying to fix it.
> i. GreenYes list is part of
> GrassRoots Recycling Network. If GRRN wants
> to offer more than a list, it would mean
> a larger allocation of time and resources.
> I suspect that would be a board decision
> and not mine.
> While it might be imprudent to change the
> list to another venue again so soon,
> I'm interested in hearing what other venues
> you would suggest.
> But I'd rather hear about them
> _off list_ since it is not an appropriate
> list topic.
> Sincerely,
> Chris S.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address] On Behalf
> Of chrisboyd
> Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 10:06 AM
> To: GreenYes
> Subject: Why Google?
> While the switch has occurred, I am wondering if Google is the best free
> "portal" email service to manage the list. While I may
> have missed the full range of options on Google, I know that other free
> services provide options for uploading files, conducting
> polls, setting up data-bases and so forth that could be useful to people that
> particpate/reveiw the emails. If Goodle does not
> provide a more "robust" service, another list management site might serve
> everyone better in the long run.

David Biddle, Executive Director

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