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Mailing Lists

News mailing list

We operate a small email list to help keep you in touch with what is happening in and around the community. It is low-traffic and we endeavour to not send out more than 1 email a week at the most. The general view that we have is that it is better to have something to say when you open your mouth then just to say nothing, so you'll only get news when there is news.

What can you expect from the mailing list? Well it's really just a medium length plain email (no graphics or stuff) in which we attempt to find things that are happening around the community that you might have missed and might be interested in. This includes (and is usually structured in this way):

  • News
  • Events
  • Rides
  • Merchandise
  • Miscellaneous Stuff

We try and keep it short and sweet though, I know what it's like to want to hear what is happening but also to not want to recieve junk mail. With that always in mind this is a focus on quality over quantity whilst remaining as spontaneous and irreverent as LFGSS always is.

How to subscribe to the news list via e-mail

In order to subscribe to a list, send mail to the general help address using the subscribe command:

Subject: subscribe

If you want to pick your password (rather than be assigned a random one), you can specify it on the command line:

Subject: subscribe mykickassl1stpassw0rd

If you want to subscribe using an address other than the one from which you are sending your message, specify that using "address=":

From: the-real-me@example.com
Subject: subscribe optionalpassword address=my-fake-list-address@example.com
That will subscribe my-fake-list-address@example.com to the mailing list.

How to unsubscribe from the news list via e-mail

In order to unsubscribe to a list, send mail to the general help address using the unsubscribe command:

Subject: unsubscribe
As in the subscribe case above, you can specify your password and/or your address. In this case, if you do not provide a password, mailman will send a confirmation e-mail to the address it is trying to unsubscribe to verify that is what you want to do, providing the password is an instant unsubscribe instruction.

A note about mailing list passwords

Passwords in mailman (the mailing list manager) should not be considered secure. They are used simply as a way to prevent spammers signing up other people or to prevent others from signing you up or unsubscribing you without your permission. They are neither stored securely nor sent securely (in fact they are sent via plain text email)... so you should NOT use a password that you also use for things like your email. Do not use an important password here.

Subscribing, unsubscribing and managing your subscription using the web interface

It isn't pretty, but the mailing list manager that we're using has a web interface that will allow you to perform all of the actions above and more, this is accessible here:
http://lists.lfgss.com/listinfo/news


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