This page contains links to discussion groups, mailing lists,
chat rooms and newsgroups. See Internet magazines for specific e-mail newsletters.
- Learn how to build community for your Web site. Aside from increasing traffic, building community will bring life to your site.
- DejaNews (*)
- A searchable archive of USENET news.
- E-Mail Discussion
Groups/Lists - Resources
- A one-stop information resource about e-mail discussion groups or
John Labovitz's e-zine-list, one of the oldest and most comprehensive, keyword browsing only.
- Searchable/browsable database of lists. Part of the List-Universe network.
- An index of Web-based discussions tracking over 300,000 discussion forums. Indexes
many discussions from popular sites like ZDnet, InfoWorld, Wired, and Computer
- Internet Scout New Lists
- Announce and browse new mailing lists.
- Comprehensive resource for list owners. Promotion tips, ad swaps, list reviews and much more.
- "The mailing list directory." Based on a mailing list spider,
Liszt finds and categorizes mailing lists and newsgroups into a searchable
- Targeted Mailing lists for announcing new mailing lists!
- Publicly Accessible
Mailing Lists (PAML)
- A list of mailing lists. First started in 1981! By Stephanie da Silva.
- Web based newsreader and search engine allows you to search, read, and
post to thousands of USENET newsgroups. Free 30 day trial.
- WWW-topic Mailing
- Provided and maintained by the W3C.
- Searchable index of Lyris, Majordomo, LISTSERV, Listproc, and other lists.
- Usenet Providers
- Tips on shopping around for a News server; what to look for and where to look.
- AOL Instant Messenger
- One of the most popular messenger/chat services on the Net.
GO Network Chat
- Large chat network, wide variety of topic-oriented chat rooms.
- Internet tool that informs you who's on-line at any time and enables you to
contact them at will. Among the functions available are: chat, message, e-mail,
and URL and file transfer.
- Internet Relay Chat (IRC) Help(*)
- IRC is the most popular way to do real-time chat on the Internet. You'll
find all the information you need to get started here: clients, servers, FAQs, and much more.
- MSN Messenger Service
- Popular messenger/chat service from Microsoft.
- Java chat client that is server-based. Available for Macintosh, Windows and
Unix web servers.
- Windows browser add-on that allows users to chat with anyone visiting the same web site. Works with all major browsers.
- This company develops software which enables interaction on any Web or
intranet site to build community and interact with customers.
- Lucid Chat
- provides real-time text streaming without Java, ActiveX, or a Netscape
Features Web based administration.
- A Web-based 100% Pure Java chat software that is customizable, extensible,
and easy to use. Also offers additional chat and discussion forums at Anexa.com
- Secure business-oriented communication software: Send a message, chat, or transfer a file using the direct Privateline®
Message Board Software
- Expressions Forum
- Supports thousands of unlimited forums, users, and messages. Features
multi-level boards, hyperlinks and file attachments.
- A fully threaded, password protectably forum system written in Perl that
runs on Unix and NT (Netscape and IIS) that can take advantage of DBM support
- Ultimate Bulletin Board
- Features a unique interface, extensive administrative features, and easy
customization. For Unix and Windows NT.
- WebBoard (*)
- Allows set up with WebBoard's internal web server, or any Windows CGI- or
- Web Crossing
- Web Crossing works with almost all HTTP servers, and supports the NSAPI,
ISAPI, FastCGI and plain CGI interfaces. Available for Windows NT & 95,
multiple Unix systems, and Mac OS.
- Web Q&A
- Conferencing for Windows based servers. Features Web based administration,
message editing and searching, multiple forums, and more.
Mailing List Software
- Features an intuitive Web interface for subscriber interactions,
subscription mangement, and list archive access.
- L-Soft International
- Makers of ListServ, CataList, and Ease. All designed to make maintaining
and finding mailing lists easier.
- Web-based mailing list software with sophisticated error handling and spam
- A Perl program which automates the management of Internet mailing lists. It
is community-supported free software.
- A service provider for listservers, e-mail discussion groups, talklists,
announcement lists and e-zine distribution.
- From Yahoo.
- Conferencing on the
- A list of Web software for asynchronous group discussions using stored text
messages. By David Woolley.
- This forum software allows you to do things fast with a mySQL-PHP combination.
Comments are welcome
Revised: November 18, 1999