The mailing lists at amsat.org have been converted over to a new program. Instead of Majordomo, we are now using GNU Mailman. Everybody's subscription was transferred over automatically, so you don't have to take any action to continue to receive your current mailing lists.
The big difference is that subscribing and unsubscribing is now done on the web instead of by sending email. To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change any of a number of new options for email delivery, start on http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo and select the mailing list of interest. From there, the forms are intended to be self-explanatory. You can also get to the forms using the web link at the bottom of every message from the mailing list.
One thing has not changed: if you need help from a human, send email to [email protected] Don't send any requests for help, subscribe/unsubscribe requests, or test messages to the mailing lists.
Daily digests are handled a bit differently in Mailman. Instead of separate mailing lists (for example, amsat-bb for individual messages and amsat-bb-digest for the digest), there is a single mailing list (amsat-bb) and each user can set various options, including digest mode. Subscribers to digest mailing lists were transferred to the single mailing list, with the digest option enabled. If you're one of the few subscribers who were getting both individual messages and the digest for the same list, that is no longer possible.
More on AMSAT's mailing list services at http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/tools/maillist/maillist.php or click on Mail Services on AMSAT's main web page.
I hope the transition will be smooth for everybody. If you notice any problems or have any questions, send mail to [email protected]
73 -Paul [email protected] Director, Electronic Communications