MemberConnect How-To: Subscribe and Unsubscribe from Listservs

By Erich Hiner, OACB
Published Friday, October 6, 2017 3:00 pm

OACB's email listservs are an easy way for members to keep in touch with their counterparts at other county boards of DD across the state. Managing your listserv subscriptions is quick and easy in MemberConnect. When you are subscribed to a listserv, you can send a message to all other members of that listserv by writing an email to the listserv email address. When anyone replies to that message, you will receive that response along with everyone else on the list. If you attempt to send an email to the listserv without being subscribed, you will receive an error message.

When your information is entered into the MemberConnect database, you are automatically signed up for the listservs that make the most sense for you. This is determined by your role in the system. If your MemberConnect information lists you as a Business and Finance staffer, for instance, you will be automatically signed up for business@oacbdd.org. You can opt out of listservs to which you're automatically subscribed at any time using the steps below.

In addition, members with some roles are able to sign up for listservs other than the one that corresponds to their specific role. Signing up for these optional listservs does not happen automatically. Superintendents, for instance, are automatically signed up for superintendents@oacbdd.org. They may choose to sign themselves up for the business, public relations, and SSA listservs among others. Your automatic listserv subscriptions and the ones that you may opt into are determined by your MemberConnect role. This role can be changed by your 

MemberConnect roles can be changed by your board's superintendent, superintendent's assistant, or personnel staffers. Please note that adjusting listserv subscriptions in MemberConnect does not affect whether you receive OACB's email newsletters such as the Insider or Member Monthly.


Step 1
Log in to MemberConnect at members.oacbdd.org.

Step 2
Once you are logged in, click the pink button that says "Listservs" (pictured below).

Step 3
The following screen will appear. Each listserv OACB offers will appear in a row. On the far right-hand side, you will see a column of buttons. These will read "Subscribe Me" (indicating you are not subscribed and can subscribe yourself with one click), "Unsubscribe Me" (indicated your are subscribed to that listserv and can unsubscribe with one click), or "Request Access" (indicating that you are not subscribed because your role does not match the permissions needed for the listserv). If you click "Request Access," a message will be sent to an OACB staffer. Requests sent in this way are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

If you request to be subscribed to a listserv through a special exception by using the "Request Access" button, OACB may need to contact your board's superintendent to verify that your position warrants access to the listserv. Furthermore, if you have been granted access to a listserv through a special exception and unsubscribe yourself, you cannot get back onto that listserv without OACB staff assistance.

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