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CTHISTORY-L List Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is CTHISTORY-L?

CTHISTORY-L serves as a communication center and discussion forum for Connecticut’s history and heritage communities. Sponsored by the Office of the State Historian, CTHISTORY-L promotes the free exchange of ideas and collaborative endeavors among the state’s historians, educators, museum professionals, genealogists, preservationists, archivists, historical interpreters, and others interested in the history of the Nutmeg state.

CTHISTORY-L is a moderated email list, or “Listserv.” The List functions as a simple online message board where subscribers post messages and replies to one another via email. All submitted messages are moderated by the Office of the State Historian before they are posted to the List.


2. How do I subscribe?

Subscription is easy and free! To subscribe, simply send an email to listserv@listserv.uconn.edu that contains the text “SUBSCRIBE CTHISTORY-L,” followed by your first and last name. The subject field of the email should be blank. Be sure to send your subscription request from the email address you want to be associated with the CTHISTORY-L List. 

And that’s it! You should automatically receive a confirmation email from listserv@listserv.uconn.edu.  (Make sure listserv@listserv.uconn.edu is to your email “safe sender” list; all your CTHISTORY-L messages will come from that email address.)

You may also unsubscribe from the List at any time by sending a blank email (no message text and no subject heading) to CTHISTORY-L-signoff-request@listserv.uconn.edu


3. How do I post (or reply to) a message on CTHISTORY-L?

Posting via Email:

Send your email message with your desired subject heading to CTHISTORY-L@LISTSERV.UCONN.EDU. Your messages should be either plain text or use minimal HTML markup (keep in mind that some subscribers might only be able to read messages as plain text).

You must subscribe to CTHISTORY-L in order to receive or reply to messages posted to the List. As a reminder, all messages submitted to CTHISTORY-L are moderated by the Office of the State Historian before they are posted to the List.


4. Can I include images or attachments in my messages?

No. Emails to the List cannot contain any embedded images or file attachments. You can, however, include links to images or files hosted elsewhere (e.g. if you have an online brochure, event website, or video to which you would like to direct visitors).


5. Can I view an archive of past messages that have been posted to CTHISTORY-L?

Yes. All List messages are archived, grouped by month, at UConn’s Listserv website. You can browse the CTHISTORY-L archives by clicking here

If you have any additional questions, please email Rachel at rachel.l.smith@uconn.edu