Re: [beam] No-one has told alt-beam that the list was moving...
- At 02:00 PM 4/25/00 , you wrote:
>I don't how the people subscribed to the list were told (if at all) thatWell, it is like this...
>it was moving, but as I never saw any sort of indication (I read it via
>the egroups "alt-beam" archive) I've have spent the last few days
>cursing the list server for the sudden halt in the postings. I only
>discovered what happened when I seriously considered the seemingly
>absurd posibility that alt-beam had somehow been un-subscribed from its
>sole purpose in life...
sgiblab no longer supports the BEAM emailing list. eGroups is where -all-
of the stuff is now.
alt-beam still has the thousands of messages between Jan. 27th, 1999 and
about April 21st, 2000. It was never meant to be more than an
archive. Because I've been asked to leave it around as a reference, I
will. I'll have to send a message to it every month or three so that
eGroups doesn't kill it for being idle.
beam is where the current list has been moved and will store messages sent
from April 21st until Some Day In The Future. If you aren't on that list,
you ought to go to the egroups.com page, register as a user, and then
become a subscriber to the beam list.
eGroups does not permit one of their lists to receive another's -- in other
words, firstname.lastname@example.org is not permitted to be a member of the beam
list. They probably do this to prevent infinite mail loops which would be
a real hassle. This is -not- Mark Dalton's fault, it is just The Way
So, join eGroups, subscribe to beam, send messages to email@example.com when
you have and you ought to be ok. At least for now.