About the Listserve

The purpose of the Friends of Five Points Listserve is to provide an easy way for subscribers to exchange information about matters of common interest in the Five Points community of Athens, Georgia. Please read the Listserve Code of Conduct here.

If you’re having difficulties with your subscription, or if you just have a question, please send an e-mail to and the volunteer administrators will attend to it as quickly as possible.

Who may subscribe to this listserve?

See the Eligibility section of the Code of Conduct here.

How do I subscribe?

Subscribe to FOFP Listserve by following one of the two options below. To prevent others from subscribing you without your permission, you will be sent an e-mail message asking you to verify your subscription.

You can join in 2 different ways:

  1. Visit:
  2. Send an e-mail message to This will auto-generate a response containing instructions you can follow to join.

How do I post to the listserve?

To post a message to the listserve, send an e-mail to Please remember that, unless there is a technical problem with your posting, your e-mail will immediately be sent to over 1,400 subscribers. Please make sure you send the e-mail from the address you have used to subscribe.

How can I search the archives?

To view the collection of prior postings to the listserve, visit the FOFP Archives. You must have a password to view the archives. Receive a password reminder by visiting this login page.

How can I change my listserve settings?

To unsubscribe from FOFP listserv, get a password reminder, receive the listserve as a daily digest, or change your subscription options visit Member Options.

What are listserve rules?

Helpful hints and common technical issues

  • Messages intended for the listserve should be posted to:
  • Several subscribers have difficulties opening attachments if they receive the e-mail in digest format. Please e-mail the administrators if you are having this problem.
  • Make sure to post only from the address you used when you originally subscribed to the listserve. This is the most common reason the server rejects e-mails. Many of you have multiple addresses, and often you may not even realize which one you’re posting from.
  • When you post to the listserve, make sure that you send your message only to If you include the FOFP listserve address in a list of e-mail addresses, the server will reject it. It’s a spam-filter thing.
  • Messages (including any attachments) can be a maximum of 25MB in size. That means you can’t send huge photos and other large documents. The reason for this limitation is so that you don’t crash subscribers’ systems. If you have a big attachment, you will need to reduce the file size before you send it.
  • If you file a spam complaint with your Internet Service Provider (ISP) about mail you receive as part of the FOFP Listserve, your ISP often automatically removes you from any and all listserves you’re subscribed to. The most common problem we have is with AOL users. We know that it’s tempting to file spam complaints, but before you hit that button, remember that you will have to re-subscribe yourself to listserves like FOFP.
  • A lot of people can not see the e-mails they post to the list. If this is a problem for you, you’ll need to go into your own settings and fix it. At the bottom of any e-mail you receive from the listserve, click on the link to update your settings. You might need to create a password (or have the system send you your password). In the gray table, you will see a section called “Receive your own posts to the list?”. Click on Yes and save by clicking on “Submit Your Changes” at the bottom. Please note that, especially for Gmail users, this problem isn’t always fixable. If you want to make sure your post went through, check the archives.
  • There are many other settings that you can update in this same screen, such as your subscription address and the digest setting. Digest is an option you can choose if you just want to receive one digest e-mail per day rather than multiple e-mails. Please note that choosing the digest option means that you will not receive time-sensitive e-mails, such as lost/found pet notices, last minute Bulldog tickets, etc.
  • For various reasons, when some people send an e-mail to the listserve, they do not receive it as they normally receive other people’s posts. This is particularly a problem for Gmail users. If you want to make sure your e-mail went through to everyone on the listserve, check the Archives. If you see your e-mail there, then it went through.
  • We are sorry, but this is old-school listserve software (it doesn’t work like a Facebook group) and you can’t delete a post once you’ve sent it. It was immediately sent to 1400 people’s e-mail inboxes.
  • Many of you are less technically savvy. Please let us help you if you’re having any issues. If changing your subscription address, changing to digest, or other issues are beyond your ability, just let us know. We can do some of those things from our end. If you have any questions or problems, just let us know! Listserve questions should be directed to: