About the LADO Yahoogroup
- What is a newslist?
- What is the purpose of our newslist?
- How do I join the LADO newslist?
- What should I do after I join?
- Any suggestions about posting messages?
- What are attachments?
- How do I see old messages?
- What are other benefits of Yahoogroups?
- What are the Yahoo websites you mentioned?
- What are the Yahoo e-mail addresses you mentioned?
What is a newslist?
People with a common interest can subscribe to an email service called a newslist. Newslists are also known as mailing lists. When a member sends an email to the newslist, the member sends the message to the entire group. All members receive messages posted to the newslist. Newslists can be a very important and effective communication tool. Various kinds of organizations use newslists to discuss, plan, and announce events and to discuss recent news, various topics, and concerns. Subscribing to a newslist can keep you informed.
Most newslists have moderators who monitor the online discussion. Moderators create and enforce the newslist rules. Moderators determine which messages are ultimately sent out to the newslist. For example, the moderators decide who can join the newslist and can kick people off the list who violate rules. Moderators also ensure that posted messages are within the scope of the newslist. Some newslists are not moderated. LADO uses Yahoo's newslist service called Yahoogroups.
What is the purpose of our newslist?
The purpose of our newslist is to provide a way for networking, discussing Islam, current events, and Latino Muslim issues and upcoming events. Want to contact a Latino Muslim in your area? Want to learn about ways to receive literature? Have questions or concerns? Muslims and non-Muslims, Latinos and non-Latinos, can all benefit from the LADO Yahoogroup. Our newslist attempts to help people with their individual needs.
How do I join the LADO newslist?
You can join our list in three ways:
A). You can join using the online form found at the LADO homepage at www.LatinoDawah.org. Enter your e-mail address where it says 'Enter e-mail address' then click on the 'Join Now!' button.
B). You can send an e-mail message to LADOemail@example.com. Unlike many newslists, you don't have to write anything in the subject line or body of the e-mail message.
C). You can subscribe from the LADO Yahoogroups website at groups.yahoo.com/group/LADO. You must have a Yahoo ID to subscribe this way.
If you subscribe using either of the first two methods, you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your subscription. This e-mail will explain how to complete the subscription process.
We recommend that you receive a Yahoo ID. Signing up is free. If you have a Yahoo e-mail account, your Yahoo ID is your username. For example, if Username@yahoo.com is your e-mail address, Username is your Yahoo ID. You can sign up for a Yahoo e-mail account at mail.yahoo.com.
Feel free to post e-mails and articles by e-mailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can unsubscribe from the LADO Yahoogroup by e-mailing LADOemail@example.com. If you have a Yahoo ID, you can unsubscribe at groups.yahoo.com/mygroups. To access the newslist (and its other features) via the web, visit groups.yahoo.com/group/lado
What should I do after I join?
You may find the newslist a little confusing at first because everyone seems to know each other. That's natural when you first join. Each of us was new one time or another. You'll soon feel right at home, inshAllah. We love new members. You may want to get familiar with the group after first joining. You might want to learn about the various benefits of Yahoogroups.
You're encouraged to send an introductory email to the group. Members will read it and will welcome you into the group. In your email, you may want to give salaams to the group, tell us about yourself, where you're from, etc. We'd love to hear from you. You can post messages by e-mailing LADO@yahoogroups.com. You can e-mail your suggestions and questions to LADOfirstname.lastname@example.org
Any suggestions about posting messages?
Many Yahoogroup subscribers first look at the titles of the messages in the Daily Digest to decide what messages to read. When posting a message, give readers an idea about your posting in the subject line of your e-mail message. Various subject titles include "Article:", "Poem:", "URL/Website:", "E-mail:", "Help Requested:", "Event:", "Question:", "Education:", "Audio:", etc. After the subject title, include a brief description or a title of the article/poem/url/e-mail/etc. For example, for an article about Latino Muslims, you could enter "Article: Latino Muslims in Nebraska" in the subject line of your e-mail. For an event about Latino Muslims, you could use "Event: Latino Muslim Florida event." These descriptive titles also make the daily digest more attractive looking.
When posting an article from another publication, please post the complete title of the article, the
date of publication, the author if given, and name of publication along with the article. The website address to the article should always be included. You do not have to post an entire article for it to be posted on LADO Yahoogroup. Ending your post with three periods, "...", after the last word of the article indicates that you only posted only a portion of the article. Readers may then follow the article's link to finish reading the article.
Unless you are replying to a previous LADO Yahoogroup posting, we suggest you delete "fwd:" and "re:" from the subject titles. Rather than merely clicking on your forward button, please delete any annoying characters such as <<, >>, //, or \\ before posting messages. An important suggestion regarding attachments is discussed in the next common question. Please post only text messages as opposed to HTML text messages.
When posting messages on the LADO Yahoogroup, please keep in mind that LADO Yahoogroup members are from various parts within the United States. Please include the location (physical mailing address including street, city, and state) along with the time zone (such as CST or EST) when posting upcoming events. Please include contact information in case the media is interested in contacting the event organizers and speakers.
Not all e-mail messages sent to the LADO Yahoogroup will be posted. We receive an enormous amount of postings. Please do not send an enormous amount of e-mail to the LADO Yahoogroup. The LADO Yahoogroup moderators can take away posting rights from individual members. Moderators can also unsubscribe and ban members from the LADO Yahoogroup.
What are attachments?
Attachments are pictures (or files) that have been "attached" to an email you send the group. Attachments, such as forwarded messages or pictures, sent to the LADO Yahoogroup do not appear in the LADO Daily Digest. Please ensure that articles you send to the LADO Yahoogroup are not forwarded, otherwise, members will receive an 'Unable to Display' message in the Daily Digest. Rather than forwarding e-mail messages, copy and paste the article as a new e-mail message before posting the article to the Yahoogroup.
Because Yahoogroups has difficulty with hypertext (HTML) messages, please post your messages as text rather than writing messages with special formatting with the use of HTML code, such as <B> for bold. Within your e-mail service, set the option to composing messages as text as opposed to composing messages as color and graphics, which are actually HTML messages. Otherwise, members will receive an 'Unable to Display' message in the Daily Digest.
You must visit groups.yahoo.com/group/lado/ to view attachments. The LADO Yahoogroup moderators generally set Delivery Options to 'Daily Digest' for members to ensure members aren't bombarded with individual e-mails. You can set delivery options to 'Individual E-mails' or 'No Mail/Web Only' at groups.yahoo.com/mygroups.
How do I see old messages?
Yes, every old message and attachment is stored at the YahooGroups website. Visit the LADO message archives website at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lado/messages. You can also read old messages at
You can look at individual messages and search old messages by keyword. You must have a Yahoo ID to view archived messages. You receive a Yahoo ID when you sign up for a free Yahoo e-mail account at http://mail.yahoo.com.
What are other benefits of Yahoogroups?
To take full advantage of Yahoogroups, you must get a Yahoo ID. You can set settings for your Yahoogroups at groups.yahoo.com/mygroups. If you are a member of more than one group, YahooGroups allows you to set each group individually.
The website for each Yahoogroup also contains a chat area, a polls and surveys area, and a place to share pictures, files, and website links. You can also search for other groups at groups.yahoo.com. You must have a Yahoo ID to start your own Yahoogroup.
Yahoogroups stores all of our old messages and attachments so you can refer back to them later.
What are those Yahoo websites you mentioned?
To check out the LADO Yahoogroups website:
To set your Yahoogroups options:
To view old messages:
To find other Yahoogroups:
To obtain a Yahoo ID:
What are the Yahoo e-mail addresses you mentioned?
To post messages:
To e-mail moderators: