The Shire of Isenfir recently shifted its mailing list from mailing lists hosted by the University of Virginia to a list hosted on a SCA specific maillist server. This mailing list serves as the primary means of communication for the group between meetings, and as such are very helpful in staying involved . The subjects of list messages include reminders about scheduled activities, last-minute site or time changes, general discussions of Shire policy, and links to useful information on the Web, as well as anything else members feel the need to discuss.
The scope of the general mailing list is not rigidly defined, and in general the members are not terribly picky about what you post, so long as it is in some way relevant to the group or at least a number of people within the group. Items to generally avoid, though, are chain letters, mundane politic issues or petitions (ones that don't impact the SCA or Isenfir in some way), virus warnings, and general commercial or non-commercial "spam". Basically, before posting or forwarding something non-SCA, ask yourself if it is REALLY something EVERYONE on the mailing list will be interested in. And if it's something "politically urgent" or otherwise something you "must forward immediately, to everyone you know, or else the world will end!" please check out it's validity at one of the many "debunking" sites found on the Internet.
Subscribing to the mailing list is as simple as:
From: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, May 15, 2013 at 11:42 PM Subject: Welcome to the "Isenfir" mailing list To: your-email-address@here Welcome to the Isenfir@atlantia.scalists.org mailing list! Greetings and welcome to the mailing list for the SCA Shire of Isenfir, in the Kingdom of Atlantia. Isenfir covers the independent cities of Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Staunton and Waynesboro, as well as the counties of Albemarle, Greene, Madison, Nelson, Orange and Rockingham in Virginia. More information about the shire can be found at http://isenfir.atlantia.sca.org To post to this list, send your message to: email@example.com General information about the mailing list is at: http://atlantia.scalists.org/mailman/listinfo/isenfir_atlantia.scalists.org If you ever want to unsubscribe or change your options (eg, switch to or from digest mode, change your password, etc.), visit your subscription page at: http://atlantia.scalists.org/mailman/options/isenfir_atlantia.scalists.org/your-email-address@here You can also make such adjustments via email by sending a message to: Isenfirfirstname.lastname@example.org with the word `help' in the subject or body (don't include the quotes), and you will get back a message with instructions. You must know your password to change your options (including changing the password, itself) or to unsubscribe without confirmation. It is: xyzzyplugh Normally, Mailman will remind you of your atlantia.scalists.org mailing list passwords once every month, although you can disable this if you prefer. This reminder will also include instructions on how to unsubscribe or change your account options. There is also a button on your options page that will email your current password to you.