The State and Local IT Information Exchange listserv was created to facilitate communication and problem solving among state agencies and municipalities. Since the purpose of this group is to exchange ideas among those of us who are in these roles, this listserv is only open to people with a state or municipal email address.

How to join the listserv:

Please send an email to state_local_it_infoexchange@listserv.state.ma.us with the following information:

  • Subject: State and Local IT Information Exchange
  • Email address
  • Name
  • Job Title
  • Agency/Municipality

How to send a message:

Anyone who has joined the listserv can send a message to the group by using the state_local_it_infoexchange@listserv.state.ma.us email address.

When sending a message to the entire listserv, consider that your message is going to several individuals on the list. If you have a suggestion or a response to the person who sent the original message, you should email that person directly rather than sending your message to the entire list. If your message or question is intended for the full community, however, send it to the full list. We want to keep the listserv manageable and relevant while encouraging open conversation.

Out of Office Notifications:

After you send a message to the list, you may get a lot of "Out of Office" messages from various subscribers to the list. If you don't want to receive these messages, you can set up your email software to filter out messages that have "out of office" in the subject line. You should consult with your IT support staff to see how to filter these messages, since it will depend on the email package you use.

How to unsubscribe to the listserv:

  • Create a NEW MESSAGE, address it to: state_local_it_infoexchange@listserv.state.ma.us
  • The message should have NO SUBJECT
  • Type this text in the body of the message: Unsubscribe to State and Local IT Information Exchange listserv
  • Leave off any other text in the body of the message, including signature blocks

Other questions?

Please email Tim Guerriero, Listserv Manager.


Created March 10, 2009: Information provided by the Web Coordinator and Director of Security Vulnerability & Remediation