There are also mailing lists. These are registration
sites - join the list and you are put into an email database. Every message
that is sent to the list is forwarded to you. I am listed in six of these.
I have received one message in the last three months from one group and
at the other extreme, I sometimes get 20 messages a day from another. Some
lists are very strict about what messages you can send (i.e. genealogy
only), others are very lax and the members post day to day information
about themselves, tidbits of information on just about anything, or URLs
for informative sites.
Most of my lists are through
You will also find some at
Yahoo where they are called Groups.