[mdmars_staff] Changes to various List Serve accounts

  • From: John Ohm <john.ohm@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: mdmars_staff@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, Wayne <AAT3GI@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 06 Mar 2009 09:38:36 -0500

Good morning, all -

This is just a reminder and update regarding our 8 email lists. 

There are several possible combinations of list members, such as someone is on the Slant Tango list, the MDC list and the Region 3 list.  But instead, they might be on the Virginia list, the Tech list, the Region 3 list and the Trimarsops list.  With some 140 member stations, cross checking the content of these lists is getting very interesting, to say the least. 

The list members are found initially by email address, not by call sign.  The email address usually does not reflect the MARS call sign, so each one must be looked up and compared with data on the Region 3 roster, checked for accuracy and updated as needed.  That does not include bounced messages, requests for message posts or questions about email delivery, etc.  Any time you have a change, please let me know as soon as possible.

We periodically receive automated subscription requests from unknown individuals.  Either Jim or I screen these attempts, as all our lists are "closed" and membership is by invitation only.  We are currently working on one situation where a person, who has identified themselves as a MARS station in Michigan, attempted to join 7 of our 8 lists.  This does not pose a security issue at this time, and even if someone were allowed to join, they cannot post messages without further intervention on our part.  However, they can read our traffic.

As a follow up to our staff meeting, the following changes have been implemented to our various list servers.  Please let me know if there are any changes or corrections.

mdmarscus is a newly created list that contains our customer stations as well as AAM3EMD, AAM3IMD, AAA3MD and AAM3MD.  It has not been tested yet, and NO messages are to be sent to this list until Jim has a chance to contact the group and introduce the project.  That should be happening in the near future.

AAT3VM, NS3X@xxxxxxxxxxx, has been removed from mdmars_members and rgn3_mars.

AAR3DJ, KE3HAY@xxxxxxxxx has been removed from mdmars_members, rgn3_tangos and rgn3_mars

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

73 for now,


MDC MARS Web Site: http://mdarmymars.home.comcast.net/~mdarmymars/index.htm List Serve Administrator: John aar3ck@xxxxxxxxxxx

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