1988 there have been email lists for various sorts of automotive
enthusiasts connected with what has become known as Team.Net. It
was fairly loosely organised back then, and still is, but on April 11,
1991, the domain was registered. Back then when trying to explain
to your fellow motorheads about it you'd get funny looks when you said
things like 'the dot is not silent.' Since those early days of
one list related to classic British sports cars and another related to
autocross events it has grown to be a collection of over 100 lists, an
FTP repository and various web related resources.
Back in the beginning the list members consisted of a few dozen folks
who knew their way around computers and could easily deal with various
technical issues. In the time since then, though, it seems the
majority of the 15,000 subscribers don't have a ready grasp of the
intricacies of how things work. On the most basic level a mailing
list is pretty simple. It consists of a collection of email
addresses. People send email to the list, and the list software
sends out their message to other subscribers. You get on the list
by subscribing to it, you get off the list by unsubscribing.
Seems simple enough, but I'm no longer surprised by the number of
people who have difficulties with the process.
First off, there are currently two different software
suites managing lists at autox.team.net. The first one,
which handles about 85 of the automotive related
lists, is majordomo. Majordomo has been around
for quite some time, and is aimed at list management through email
commands. You send a command message to firstname.lastname@example.org,
and if the software can figure out what you are requesting, it tries to
fulfill the request. Here's a list of the lists managed by
2000-register Triumph 2000/2500 interest list
6pack Triumph TR6 & TR250 Discussion list
6pack-digest Triumph TR6 & TR250 Discussion list - Digest Version
alpines List for discussions about Sunbeam Alpines
alpines-digest Digest format for Sunbeam Alpine list.
autojumble Items for sale and wanted, private and commercial
autojumble-digest Digest version of autojumble list
autox Team.Net list, for discussions about autocrossing
autox-cm Discussion of SCCA Solo II C Modified class
autox-fm F Modified Solo II class discussion
ax-digest Autox@autox.team.net, Digest version
ba-autox-digest Digest version of ba-autox list.
barx7club Bay Area Rx-7 list. Subscription is limited to No. Calif
bmcu List for British Motor Club of Utah members.
brewers Private List
bricklin List for discussion of Bricklin automobiles
british-cars Discussions about British cars, large and small
british-cars-digest British Cars email list in digest form
british-cars-pre-war List for discussions about early British cars.
ccmgc Capitol City MG Car Club list
chapman-era Discussion of early Lotus automobiles
datsun-roadsters List for discussions about Datsun 1600/2000 cars.
datsun-roadsters-digest Digest version of datsun-roadsters list.
flatheads Discussions of old Ford flathead engines
formula-ford Various Formula Ford, Club Ford discussion topics
fot Private list
fot-digest Private Triumph related list.
geez Geez! Customer info and discussion list.
glen-scca Open discussion for local interest. Glen Region (Watkin
healeys List for discussions about Healey Sports Cars.
healeys-digest List for discussions about Healey Sports Cars
italia Triumph Italia discussion list
judson Discussion of Judson Superchargers for Automotive use
land-speed Land Speed Record interest list
land-speed-digest Digest version of land-speed list.
lotus-cars Email forum for discussions about Lotus Automobiles
marcos Marcos auto email discussion list
mg-mmm For prewar MMM series MG cars, clubs, activities, etc.
mg-t Discussion regarding MG T type vehicles
mgs List for discussions about MG Sports Cars
mgs-digest Collection of MGs mailing list articles
mini-baja List for discussions about SAE Mini-Baja vehicles
mini-list discussions about Austin/B.L./Rover Minis
mini-list-digest Collection of mini-list mail articles
morgans discussions about Morgan automobiles
morris Discussion of Morris automobiles
newsletters Newsletter editor discussion list
okla_scca Oklahoma region SCCA discussion list
oletrucks Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks-digest Digest version of oletrucks list.
riley Discussion about Riley automobiles
rolls-bentley Discussion about Rolls-Royce and Bentley motorcars
shop-talk List for general discussion of tools, techniques and suc
spitfires Discussion list for Herald based Triumph cars.
spitfires-digest Digest version of Spitfres list.
spridgets AH/MG Sprite/Midget mailing list
spridgets-digest Digest version of Spridgets list.
spridgets-mod Moderated list for Sprite/Midget discussion
team-thicko an irreverant look at vintage racing and participatants.
tigers List for discussions about Sunbeam Tigers
tigers-digest Digest format for tigers mailing list
triumphs List for discussions about Triumph Sports Cars
triumphs-digest Collection of triumphs mailing list articles
tvr Early TVR sports car discussion
twingo Discussions about the Renault Twingo
vintage-race Discussion of vintage racing cars and events
vintage-race-digest Digest version of vintage-race list.
vtr List for general use of VTR members.
vtr-admin Private list for VTR business
software system managing lists is called Mailman. This is a more
recently developed system than majordomo, and uses web based
management, though one can still use email based commands if
necessary. Here's the lists which are under Mailman's
jurisdiction at autox.team.net:
AHCUSA - Austin-Healey Club USA
Amphicar - Amphicar Enthusiasts list
Bmw-Mini - Discussions about the new BMW Mini
Cahc - Cascade Austin Healey Club
Curved-dash-olds - Curved Dash Oldsmobiles, 1900 - 1905
DMVR - DMVR
Glen-scca-racing - SCCA Glen region road racing list
goldcoast - Gold Coast British Car Club
Jagnuts - JAGNUTS Regina
JONAT - JONAT
Jonat-chat - [no description available]
Lancia - Discussion forum for Lancia automobiles
LSUFSAE - Mailing list for LSU's FSAE Team
LSUminibaja - [no description available]
Migcruisers - [no description available]
Shotimes - Ford SHO Product discussion list
Single-malt - Scotch appreciation
The-local - Random chatter for team.net folks
Tr-gang - Private List
Vtow - Vintage Triumphs of Wisconsin
VTR-Board - Voting officers of The Vintage Triumph Register
Wichitapca - [no description available]
WMJR - Wasatch Mountain Jaguar Register
Wtc - Discussion regarding WTC/Pentagon attacks