NOTE: You MUST be a PAID-UP DOAI member in good standing to join the eGroup!
What is the E-group?
The eGroup is a collection of other Discovery Owners Association club
members that communicate together via an e-mail list processor. When
someone sends an e-mail to the eGroup list processor, the e-mail is sent
to everyone else on the eGroup list. This is a great way to ask
questions and get invaluable information from other Discovery Owners Association members!
Do I need any special software?
The only thing you need is e-mail! You can use your cell phone, tablet or computer.
A Yahoo account is required to join the eGroup. If you don't have one, get one now HERE. Shortly after you email your request to join the eGroup, you will receive a pre-approved Invitation to join the eGroup. Note that this email will come from Yahoo (not the webmaster). Click the Join This Group button.
This takes you to the main DOAI eGroup page. Click the + Join Group button.
It is recommended that you use your real name. Note that the email address is the address that the invitation was sent to. ALL eGroup email will be sent to this email address. ALSO, messages can only be posted from this email account. This prevents non-members from posting. Instructions for changing this will be provided later. Choose how you want your eGroup messages delivered. Individual emails will result in a new eGroup email in your inbox every time someone posts a message (you may want to set up your email program to group these in a special folder). Daily Digest rolls up all daily posts into one email. Special Notices – you will only receive email that is marked as a Special Notice, typically only highly important or urgent email. You can also opt to not receive any email – you can browse the messages on the web and you can still post. Type in the CAPTCHA code to prove you are human and click the Send Request button.
Congratulations, you are now a member of the eGroup!
eGroup Hints, Tips and Tricks
You can ask a question to the eGroup by sending an email to email@example.com - this should be used for every NEW message. Please do not "hijack" an existing message by changing the subject or the Subject Line of the email. ALSO, Discovery coaches can have very significant differences between models (such as 36T, 39L, etc) AND model years. To assist the answering of your question, please post your year and model. It also helps if you include your chassis (Freightliner or Spartan) and Engine (Cat or Cummins). For common courtesy, please include your full name. The success of the eGroup depends on our helping each other, and sometimes this requires a significant amount of time....please read all responses and reply if required. Using the Threaded or Conversations feature of your Email program will help ensure that your question and the responses are all grouped together for less confusion.
You might find it easier to have an "Email Signature" for your posts the the eGroup. If you have a smartphone, you can add a shortcut to your signature in Keyboard settings. If you are using a Windows computer, you can use the free PhraseExpress program. Using keyboard shortcuts for phrases, different email signatures, or even canned responses saves a tremendous amount of time. If you have any questions about keyboard shortcuts for you smartphone or PhraseExpress, Google and YouTube are your friends.
The advantage of the eGroup versus the Bulletin Board is that you will likely get a much quicker response to your request.
You can also search past eGroup postings to research your question for a solution. First, go to http://groups.yahoo.com and log into your Yahoo account. On the thin dark bar near the top of the page, click on Groups. You should see a screen similar to this:
Postings to this group are NOT MODERATED. Anything you post to
the E-Group will automatically be sent to ALL other E-Group members. If
you want to say something to a member privately, do not post it to the
Postings of any objectionable material wil result in your being suspended
or banned from the eGroup. Posting SHALL NOT include a "signature line" advertising a business and business advertising is also not permitted in the subject matter of the eGroup posting.