The mailing list can generate anywhere from no messages to about 50 messages per day average, depending on how chatty we feel. These messages are mostly about Klaatu, but we also tend to be a very knowledgable group of music fans and sometimes the discussion drifts to other bands or even music theory sometimes. Occasionally we have totally non-music related discussions.
Unlike most mailing lists on the internet, this one seems to be free
of the strife and arguing that for some reason tends to go hand in hand
with a mailing list. We're a close knit group of people and welcome every
new subscriber with open keyboards. This is not to say we don't have our
share of disagreements, but usually when we do they are pleasant and good
1: Are you subscribed? If not, subscribe to the list and try it again.
2: Are you subscribed under the same address you're sending the message from? While the current software is more forgiving than in the past and things like Joey@Internet.COM will be considered the same as Joey@mail.Internet.COM, there are still restrictions. For example if you are subscribed under your home e-mail address and you send a message from your work e-mail address then it will bounce back as a message from a non-subscribed e-mail address.
3: Did you send the message to owner-klaatumail at freelists.org instead of klaatumail at freelists.org ? That will send the message directly to me, not to the mailing list. Most e-mail programs look at the FROM: header or the REPLY-TO: header when replying to a message. If your program does this then things should work smoothly. However, there are some programs which look at the SENDER: header and send the reply to that address. If your program is one of the VERY few that does this, then you will have to manually change your TO: address when replying since it will say owner-klaatumail at freelists.org instead of klaatumail at freelists.org and this will end up sending your message to me instead of the list.
4: Did you have the word HELP in the subject? Or maybe the word SUBSCRIBE or UNSUBSCRIBE? Or how about in the first line of the message? If you did, the mailing list software MAY interpret this as a request for help and not as a message. Try changing the subject or the opening line of the message and see if it works any better.
The mailing list subscription management tool is not currently available. Send all inquiries to David Bradley (link at top of web page).
- Dave Bradley