Re: Looking for a communications tool
From: Henning Mortensen (
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2021 07:17:24 -0700 (PDT)
We use which is an email forwarding solution.  It allows you to 
define groups and send email to the whole group. Also has good search 
capabilities and the price is right ie. Free

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> On Apr 21, 2021, at 8:08 AM, Lauren Lake <laurenlake161 [at]> wrote:
> Greetings Marcia,
> I have used Slack in two cohousing groups, and was the instigator in bringing 
> it to my second group. I think what sold it was the channels, so people could 
> focus on topics they cared about. In both cases, it was rolled out as an 
> alternative that we would be trying out for a couple of months before voting 
> to make it official.
> Regarding your subsequent question about archives, we do not routinely 
> archive any messages, and can use search to find old topics. Neither of the 
> two communities is using a paid account, so there is some risk of older 
> messages being lost. But those messages get lost when the recipients leave or 
> clean out their email. A real plus is that new members can see old 
> conversations, something not possible with email.
> Happy to chat further if you want to reach out directly.
> Lauren
> From: Marcia Zuckerman (
> Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 20:21:40 -0700 (PDT)
> After a long period of resistance, I was able to learn to use Slack as part of
> a political campaign this winter.  For those not familiar, it’s a group
> communications platform that
> allows for multiple "channels" for different topics, with various threads
> within the channels.  You can follow channels more or less closely depending 
> on
> your interests and needs.  Lots of bells and whistles and very hard to get
> oriented to initially.
> Is anyone using Slack in cohousing, and has anyone found a similar tool with 
> an
> easier user interface?
> Marcia Zuckerman
> Bay State Commons Cohousing
> Malden, MA [near Boston]
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