Konkani Catholics - Uniting Konkani Catholic Christians Worldwide for the Faith!
Calling Catholics of Goa, Karwar, Mangalore

 
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. What is an Egroup?
  2. What is KonkaniCatholics?
  3. Who may join KonkaniCatholics?
  4. How do I join KonkaniCatholics?
  5. Do I require a Yahoo! ID to be part of KonkaniCatholics?
  6. What features does one get at Yahoo! Groups?
  7. Which email ID should I use for Konkani Catholics?
  8. I'm subscribed on a non-Yahoo ID. Is there any way I can still access all the group's features?
  9. I'm receiving email from the group, but when I visit the group page, it says I'm not recognized as a member.
  10. What message options does Yahoo! Groups provide?
  11. Whom do I contact for more help?

1. What is an eGroup?

An eGroup is an emailing facility which requires membership, and where members belonging to a particular group can contact everyone in the group by emailing to a common email address. An email sent by a member to the group will be broadcast to all members belonging to that egroup. Therefore, it may be thought of as a bulletin board, that operates on the Internet. It may also be understood as a hybrid between a mailing list and a webforum since it comes with many more features than an ordinary mailing list.

Some of the leading free eGroup services are Yahoo! groups, MSN communities, Googlegroups, etc.

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2. What is Konkani Catholics?

KonkaniCatholics is a free eGroup registered with Yahoo! Groups.

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3. Who may join Konkani Catholics?

Anyone who has Konkani for his mother tongue and is a practising Catholic may join Konkani Catholics.

This egroup is meant for all Konkani speaking Catholics of Goa, Mangalore, Udupi, Karwar, Mumbai, all the places in between and around, and those spread around the world, who would like to live and grow in the holy Catholic faith in obedience to the teachings of the Church.

While for admission, it is necessary that one have Konkani as his mother tongue, it is not necessary that one be fluent in it or know how to speak it.

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4. How do I join Konkani Catholics?

Since Konkani Catholics reserves its membership only to Konkani speaking practising Catholics, one is required to fill up a simple questionnaire to show that he is eligible to be part of KonkaniCatholics. After his submission is reviewed, he will be contacted at the email address submitted by him.

Click here to apply for membership.

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5. Do I require a Yahoo! ID to be part of KonkaniCatholics?

You may submit any email ID but only a Yahoo! email ID will give you access to all the features of the eGroup. A non-Yahoo! ID will only be subscribed to the group's email list.

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6. What features does one get at Yahoo! Groups?

Yahoo! Groups provides with a Message archive, direct web Posting, member Chatting, Files section, Photos section, Links section, Database section, Polls section, and a Calendar. It also gives its members various mailing options.

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7. Which email ID should I use for Konkani Catholics?

Since we are on a yahoo group, a yahoo ID works best as it gives full acess to the group's feature. Other email IDs may be used too but unless they are related to a yahoo ID, they will not allow you to access the group's feature and will merely remain on the mailing list.

For practical reasons email IDs from Sify.com, Rediffmail.com, Indiatimes.com, Catholic.org,  Emirates.net.ae and any unpopular free service, must be avoided as they frequently report server problems which makes Yahoo! place them on its bouncing list.

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8. I'm subscribed on a non-Yahoo ID. Is there any way I can still access all the group's features?

Yes. But you will still require a Yahoo! ID. You can use your Yahoo! ID to access the group's features and your non-Yahoo! ID to send and receive group mails. In order to do that simply login to your Yahoo! ID (Create one if you don't have one), and set the non-Yahoo! ID which is subscribed to the group as an alternate/secondary email ID and verify it. Then follow the instructions in Question 8.

For help with verifying your email address,  Click Here.

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9. I'm receiving email from a group, but when I visit the group page, it says I'm not recognized as a member?

To correct this and related problems Click Here.

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10. What message delivery options does Yahoo! Groups provide?

Yahoo! Groups gives you the choice of four message delivery options :

Individual emails - Receive individual messages.
Daily digest - Receive a daily compilation of many emails in one message.
Special notices - Receive only important email notices from the group moderator.
No email - I'll read messages on the web site.

The format of messages in KonkaniCatholics is plaintext which means you cannot see colours and graphics in your messages.

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11. Whom do I contact for more help?

For problems related to Yahoo! Groups, find more help at Yahoo! Groups help page. To Visit, click here.

For problems specific to the KonkaniCatholics egroup, write to konkanicatholics(AT)gmail.com

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What they say...

"St. Thomas Aquinas, taught that Faith is supported by Reason. If we have a intellect, we have to reinforce our beliefs with solid arguments. This group can help one and all to do it. Thank you for accepting me as your friend."

Walter J. Pais
Church Musician, Mumbai



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Software Professional, Pune



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New Zealand

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