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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. While a member of May First/People Link you cannot opt-out of this list. This channel is used infrequently to convey technology emergencies and critical information about membership involvement (e.g. announcements of the annual membership meeting).
  • Messages are sent to the Service Warnings list when a major technology change is being planned or when we experience a severe problem. You may also visit the mailman archives or subscribe to the RSS feed. All member contacts are automatically subscribed to this list. Members may opt out of the list, but are strongly encouraged to have at least one represenative of your organization monitoring this list at all times.
  • 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 technology problem affecting a large number of users or when we are planning maintenance that will impact a large number of users. You may also visit the mailman archives or subscribe to the RSS feed. Members who indicate a Tech contact when joining will have their tech contact email address automatically subscribed to the service-advisories list.
  • 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. You may also visit the archives or Subscribe to the RSS feed.
  • Live chat. We are often available via IRC

Channels for the 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). SMS alerts are shorter and tailored for devices with limited characters per message. Archives are available for email alerts and sms alerts (although they should contain the same messages, formatted differently.


All official communications from May First/People Link will be signed by one of the following OpenPGP User IDs (or from a user whose OpenPGP id has been certified by one of these OpenPGP user ids):

User ID: Jamie McClelland <> 
Key ID: 5F2E4935
Fingerprint: 1CB5 7C59 F2F4 2470 238F  53AB BB0B 7EE1 5F2E 4935

User Id: Alfredo Lopez <>
Key ID: 3654E397
Fingerprint: 45C5 691F A868 985D 3BC6  DFD8 359F 223B 3654 E397

Please note: just because an email is signed by someone who is certified by us doesn't mean it's an official May First/People Link communication.