e-Forum Help and FAQ

Answering e-Forum messages

The easiest way to reply to an e-Forum posting is by using your mail client: Just click reply and write your message. Make sure it is sent to unevoc.e-Forum(at)unesco.org (mailto:unevoc.e-Forum(at)unesco.org)
If logged in, you can also use the online interface. Open a message and click the "reply" button at the bottom of the message.

I sent a message, but it was not disseminated

Make sure your message was sent to unevoc.e-Forum(at)unesco.org (mailto:unevoc.e-Forum(at)unesco.org). Note that the e-Forum is a moderated forum. Your message will thus first go to the small moderators team who will check it and disseminate it. Thus there may be a delay of a couple of hours or in some cases even a day or two, if it has ended up in our spam filter by mistake. If we decide not to disseminate your message, you will normally be notified accordingly.

I do not receive messages

In some cases we have noticed that receiving servers classify e-Forum messages as spam. We try to contact you in such cases, but if our mail does not get through we have to unsubscribe you. Either use a different mail address (e.g. private) or use the online interface instead.

I unsubscribed, but I still receive messages

If that is the case, please send an email to e-lists(at)unevoc.unesco.org (mailto:e-lists@unevoc.unesco.org) and explain the problem.

Temporary unsubscription

You are going on leave and would like to unsubscribe temporarily? Please drop us a note at e-lists(at)unevoc.unesco.org (mailto:e-lists@unevoc.unesco.org). Or, easier: Unsubscribe (http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/go.php?q=e-Forum+Unsubscription) and Re-subscribe (using the subscription form (http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/subscribe.php?do=change) after login).

I am getting too many messages. How can I monitor the e-Forum without being subscribed to the list?

An e-Forum rss feed is available at http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/unevoc_forum.xml. You will see only the titles of new threads. To read the actual messages, you will have to log in using your UNEVOC Account, which will remain functional even after unsubscribing from the list. For more information about rss feeds, see http://www.whatisrss.com

Is there a way to subscribe to e-Forum Digests?

No, we do not offer such an option. There is, however, an e-Forum rss feed at http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/unevoc_forum.xml, allowing you to monitor the titles of new threads. To read the actual messages, you will have to log in using your UNEVOC Account, which will remain functional even after unsubscribing from the list.

I would like to have e-Forum messages translated

If you wish to read the e-Forum in alternative languages, you can use the automatic translation feature in the online message interface (after logging in). By clicking on one of the flags at the top, you can have the message translated into any of the 5 UN languages besides English: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish. Due to the questionable quality of automatic translations, this may or may not help in understanding the message.

Support and Feedback

Please address your questions and any other feedback directly to the e-Forum list managers at e-lists(at)unevoc.unesco.org (mailto:e-lists@unevoc.unesco.org).