TWUUG has maintained an Email mailing list for almost as long as there has been Internet Email and it has served as the main "glue" that held the group together for many years. The lists are still active, however, we do encourage users to consider signing up for the newer TWUUG Forums along with or instead of the older Email lists.
There are currently three Email lists
twuug_@_twuug.org: General discussion about Unix/Linux/FOSS and related. This is our main "list". If you subscribe to this list, you will also get mailings going to the "announce" list. The volume fluctuates wildly, from a few posts a day to dozens per day. This list is also available in digest form, which will send just a few messages per day.
twuug-announce_@_twuug.org: Announcements that concern the majority of the members such as meetings, special events, and questions posed to the group. Everyone is encouraged to join this list. There are only a few messages per month.
ot_@_twuug.org: Off-topic list for just about any subject you want to discuss. Messages that are not Unix/Linux/FOSS related should go here. There are usually only several messages per week.
How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe
Subscriptions may be managed via the MailMan web page located here: TWUUG-List WebSite
You can also subscribe or unsubscribe via Email by sending a message to "firstname.lastname@example.org" with a subject or body that says "help". Note that when using this method, you must have your password if you plan to modify your existing subscription settings. If you don't know your password ask for it with a message body of just "password" and it will be Emailed to you.
The mailing list archives are now integrated into the MailMan web pages. You may view each list's archives by going through the TWUUG-List WebSite.
Otherwise, you may visit each list's archives directly by going to:
Archives prior to 1998 were removed/lost because conversion was too costly.
Mail List Guidelines
The TWUUG mail list (excluding the "ot" list) is a special-purpose forum for UNIX and UNIX-related topics. These topics include commercial UNIX's, any BSD, any Linux, Unix portions of Mac OS X, and others. Please feel welcome to ask clear, well-formed, researched questions and to respond and share your knowledge; we all learn much from each other. Here are some additional list topics thoughts.
For guidelines about employment related postings, see this page.
As a consideration to others (and especially those who read the list in digest form), please be courteous and follow established net etiquette practices, especially regarding avoiding test messages, trimming replies, eliminating HTML encoding, proper quotation and attribution of messages, and avoiding message attachments.
If you have subscription questions, you can examine the mail headers for additional information on how to unsubscribe, check the TWUUG website mail list page, or contact the list administrator directly. You could even contact someone off the list for advice, directly, but always keep private conversations private.
Please stay on topic in the email@example.com list. If you would like to ask questions or discuss things that are not Unix/Linux/FOSS related, please do so in the firstname.lastname@example.org list. It is also appropriate to move threads that drift from being on-topic to the ot list.
Most importantly- enjoy!
Mail List Restrictions
Both the TWUUG and TWUUG-ANNOUNCE mailings lists are "closed" lists. In order to post to the list, you must be subscribed to the list and you must post from the address you subscribed with.
Also, the TWUUG system uses SPF, so if your domain uses SPF records, please be sure you are sending your e-mail from a permitted sender. Otherwise, your mail will be rejected.