wiki:faq/email-announcement-lists

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May First/People Link Lists and Feeds

May First/People Link has several email lists and RSS feeds to help you keep up-to-date on what is happening both politically and technically with the organization.

Common channels for members

Below is a description of the channels that we encourage all members to join.

  • The All members list includes everyone with an email account on the May First/People Link servers. This list is neither opt-in or opt-out. You are simply on it if you have an account with us. This channel is used infrequently and to distribute critical information relating to the organization.
  • The lowdown list is the newsletter of May First/People Link, with emails sent one or twice a month. All primary contacts are added to this list automatically, but may opt-out if they choose. Everyone with an account on May First/People Link (and non-members as well) are encouraged to join this list.
  • Messages are sent to the Service Advisories list (sometimes several times a day or as infrequently as once a month) whenever we are encountering a problem affecting a large number of users or when we are planning maintenance that will impact a large number of users. Recipients may choose which the server or collection of servers they would like to receive advisories for by choosing one or more "topics" when subscribing.

Channels for info hungry

The channels below are part of our commitment to transparency, however, for most members these channels may be more transparency than you are interested in.

  • If you susbscribe to either Server email alerts or Server SMS alerts you will receive either an email or an SMS text message if a service or server goes down (and that server or service is not hosted on our email list server).