WHAT IS CDNET EMAIL?
CDNet Email is a self-managing email distribution system for
the Community Development Network (ACT and Region). It is
also called the CD Network or CDNet.
THERE IS ONE EMAIL POSTING ADDRESS
This provides distribution to over 2100 individual email
All your incoming messages have [CDNet] at the start of the
There is no approval or monitoring process before messages
Email messages (but not all attachments) are archived.
SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION WEBSITE
This address is on the bottom of every CDNet email.
At this address you can access the list archive and make changes
to your own settings.
You are also able to access this information on our Subscribe and Manage page.
You can change how often you receive the messages (see
If you delete an email in your browser you can go to the archive
and read the email content but usually not the attachment.
Email messages that are sent to the network are distributed
You automatically receive all email messages.
POST A MESSAGE?
Avoid sending to blind or multiple addresses at the same time.
Messages must be sent from the same email address as
registered on the list or they will be automatically discarded (not
distributed). This prevents non-subscribers (such as people
sending spam) sending messages to the network.
Where possible avoid sending attachments, it is better if the
information is put in the content of your email.
Include a common subject line and they should string as links in
Ideally use plain text not html (usually a default setting in your
Avoid sending administrative enquiries to the whole network.
HELP? MAKE CHANGES?
You can change your password and other settings, as well as
take yourself off the network.
Put the word “help” in the subject or body (don't include the
quotes) and you will get back a message with instructions.
An automatic reminder of your password will be sent to you
each month by email. If you have lost your password and can’t
wait a month you can request that it be sent to you from the one
main URL (website). Look for the ‘Unsubscribe or edit options’
Your password is needed to access the archive of messages
and to change your settings but it is not required for you to send
or receive messages.
HOW DO PEOPLE GET ON CDNET EMAIL?
Go to the main URL and follow the instructions
Follow the prompts at our Subscribe and Manage page
From your own REGISTERED address, to add someone else, send to:
Please provide some contact information for the person who
wishes to have their email address registered.
A general guide for emails is relevance and interest to the
Emails from registered email addresses are not monitored
An objective of the network is to facilitate discussion and debate
and to share information that provides a better understanding of
Community Development in the ACT and region.
You are accountable for what you send in that the message will
carry your address as the sender.
Attachments to emails can be a virus risk (but usually only if you
If you include an attachment please provide a summary in the
content. Without this information some people will automatically
delete attachments because of the virus risk.
Best practice, don’t use attachments and put the information in
the content of the email.
ABOUT THE CD NETWORK?
For an information flier about the Community Development
Network please click here.