Ask ELi: How do some people "subscribe" to ELi by email?

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Friday, November 11, 2016, 9:51 am
Alice Dreger, Publisher

Readers are asking, "If I don't want to rely on Facebook or checking back at your site all the time, is there a way I can subscribe to ELi by email?"

Indeed, there is. You have two options, and both are free and easy to sign up for.

Real-time email alerts: If you want to get an email alert every time we publish something new, soon after we publish it, then sign up for ELi's real-time email alerts by clicking here. We publish about 2-3 articles per day five days a week, so most folks don't find this amount of mail overwhelming. But there's another option:

Weekly news digest: If you want to get an email once a week showing you everything we published that week, along with a condensed listing of what's coming up in the week ahead, then sign up for ELi's weekly news digest by clicking here.

Why do some people sign up for both of these free lists?  Because they're not the same!

For example, the weekly digest provides the upcoming calendar alerts, which the real-time emailer does not. The weekly mailer also makes it easy to scan one email to see what you might have missed that week. By contrast, the real-time mailer makes it possible for you to get news quickly, to get late-breaking weekend news (posted after the weekly mailer goes out), to easily forward a single story to a friend or neighbor, and to get an alert as soon as we post something.

So consider if it makes the most sense for you to sign up for one or both. You can unsubscribe at any time from either of these mailers.




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