CALI Listserv Rules & Purpose

The CALI listserv is a great way to communicate quickly and easily with our subscribed members regarding business work assistance requests and case work/assignments. By sending an e-mail message to the CALI listserv address, your message will be sent to all subscribers.  Click here for CALI listserv FAQs.

  • The address of the listserv is [email protected]

  • Instructions on how to opt out: Send a message to [email protected] with "OPT OUT" in the subject line and the member's name in the body of the e-mail.

  • Please note that the reply feature is set to reply to the sender.

  • If you want to reply to everyone on the listserv, hit "forward" and enter the listserv address in the "to" field: [email protected].

The listserv is the property of the California Association of Licensed Investigators. Its use is a privilege, not a right of membership. To participate in the CALI listserv, you must abide by the listserv Rules and Purpose.

To maintain the integrity and professional standards of the listserv, and to provide the maximum benefit to our members, the "CALI listserv Rules and Purpose” have been established by the Board of Directors. By subscribing to the CALI listserv, you agree to abide the requirements, prohibitions, and policies of the listserv. The Rules are posted in the member section of the CALI website and are also available upon request from the CALI office.

Member posts do not necessarily reflect the opinion or endorsement of CALI.

Association use of listserv: The purpose of the listserv is to provide a method for the Association – through its Board of Directors, Executive Director, or authorized representative – to communicate to its members about the association and association-related matters and policies.

Member use of the listserv: Member use of the listserv is solely for the purpose of exchanging business referrals, posting work assistance requests and information specifically related to PI or PPO case work and/or assignments.

The CALI listserv is not a chat room or blog and is not intended for the purpose of expressing personal opinions or addressing a dispute with the Association, individuals or businesses.

Communications which do not conform to the Rules and Purpose of the listserv are prohibited and may not be posted.

CALI Association Matters & Policies
Unless specifically authorized by the Board of Directors, a member may not post messages regarding the Association, association-related matters or policies. Questions, concerns or comments about association matters or policies, should be sent directly to the CALI office, Association President, your District Director, the appropriate committee Chair, or [email protected].

Subscribing/Unsubscribing Requests
Do not subscribe or unsubscribe by posting a message to the CALI listserv. The listserv is for members only, therefore subscription requires the authorization of the CALI office. Requests may be made online via the listserv page in the member section of the CALI website or by contacting the CALI office at 949-715-5401 or [email protected]. Requests will be handled during regular business hours.

To opt out: Send a message to [email protected] with OPT OUT in the subject line and the member's name in the body of the e-mail..

Updating Your E-Mail Address / Membership Information
Do not post e-mail address or other membership information changes to the listserv. Notify the CALI office immediately with an e-mail address change.

Virus Protection
To provide maximum protection for our members, the CALI listserv is configured to automatically block all attachments and HTML text. Please configure your messages and signature block to eliminate HTML text.


  1. Signature Block

    The Board of Directors agreed to modify the signature line requirements to require your Name/Company and License Number in the signature section.

Prohibitions: Members

  1. Posting questions, concerns or comments about the Association, the CALI President or other members of the Board of Directors, or Association matters or policies, unless specifically authorized by the Board of Directors to do so.
  2. Using the listserv to address a dispute with the Association, a member, a non-member, or any business entity.
  3. Use of inflammatory, derogatory, profane or vulgar language.
  4. Endorsements of candidates for CALI or any election campaign. No campaign posts, positive or negative, or attacks against candidates are permitted.
  5. Dissemination of messages on behalf of members whose listserv privileges have been modified or suspended.
  6. Requests for unlawful or "questionable” services, as defined: Information about a person or entity that cannot, in all probability, be accomplished in compliance with all of the laws applicable to that activity. Examples include, but are not limited to, personal information that is contained in telephone, medical, social security, tax, and/or financial records including banks and credit card providers, or information that requires a release of the owner of the information.
  7. Disclosure of personal identifiers regarding your investigative subject. Warnings of potential clients by name asking for questionable services.
  8. Providing non-members–which includes your staff or business associates–access to listserv messages, to include forwarding listserv messages to non-members.
  9. Advertisements or promotional announcements for any organization, person or business, including notices for other association meetings and/or seminars, or for your services or the services of others, unless approved in advance by the listserv committee.
  10. Advertising: posting a recommended service provider is permitted, however, any further reference to “quality of service” or “pricing” of service is prohibited.
  11. Posting "warning” messages, not approved by the CALI President or listserv Chair, which alert members to potential viruses, Trojan attacks, identity theft concerns, or other computer security issues.
  12. No jokes or motivational messages. The CALI listserv is for professional and business related postings only.
  13. Polling of the CALI membership, unless specifically approved in advance by the listserv committee.
  14. Posting on behalf of a sanctioned member or a non-member is prohibited.

Posting Policy
The subject “field” shall contain the basis of the posting and shall include the city where a service is to be provided and/or the focus of a question that is going to be asked.

Upon receiving answer(s) to the question or assigning a task the originating poster shall post “handled” in the subject field as soon as possible.

Responses to specific questions shall be sent to the posting originator and not to the entire listserv.

“STOP THIS THREAD” requests may be posted by any member of the listserv committee. Posting(s) following that request shall be considered a violation

Advertising and Items for Sale by Members
Promotional announcements are limited to a one-time posting by new subscribers within 30 days of joining CALI and must be cleared by the listserv committee. This post is for the purpose of introducing themselves and their services. Fees/rates are not to be posted. 

Advertising:  posting a recommended service provider is permitted, however, any further reference to “quality of service” or “pricing” of service is prohibited.

listserv Enforcement Procedures
The listserv is the property of the California Association of Licensed Investigators. Its use is a privilege, not a right of membership.

CALI membership fee is non refundable once membership has been approved and/or for lack of listserv usage or listserv removal due to sanction/listserv rule violation(s).

The listserv committee is tasked by the Board of Directors to enforce the listserv Rules and Purpose in accordance with the policies and actions of the CALI Board of Directors.

The CALI listserv is for the exclusive use of CALI members. To gain access to the listserv for the first time click here to subscribe.

Revised December 2018