Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/04

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Subject: [Leica] new LUG
From: reid at (Brian Reid)
Date: Sat Sep 4 06:33:21 2004

I have just finished converting the LUG over to a new software base.
I've been meaning to do this for years, but I finally decided that I 
couldn't wait any longer.

I have switched from Majordomo to Mailman. You don't have to care, except:

* There is a nice web-based interface to let you adjust your subscription
* there are quite a few new options for subscription, including temporary 
"nomail" status, new digest options, and choice of interface language.

I had three reasons for switching:

1. This new system is much more virus- and spam-immune.
2. The new system allows people to send messages that are not plaintext; it 
knows how to convert them to plaintext automatically.
3. The new system automates about 95% of the work in running a mailing list. 
This means much much less work for me.

There are 1113 members of the LUG today. Plus 10 more of you on leica2, 
which I haven't quite figured out how to convert.

Send to

over the next week or two I am going to phase out the name so that, by mid April, if you send to it, 
you will get a little reminder that the name of the list has changed.

Brian Reid
your saloonkeeper

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