The Modesty Blaise mailing list is an unmoderated mailing list, centered on discussion and information exchange about Peter O'Donnell's Modesty Blaise books and comics, such as the characters, plot, artists, relevant articles, etc. You will receive postings to the list by E-mail to your E-mail address as long as you are subscribed to the list.
The Modesty Blaise mailing list is the first and
longest-running online Modesty Blaise fan club.
It was founded by Thomas Gramstad 19. march 1993,
and he has served as list administrator from the beginning.
When you want to post something to everybody on the list
please send it to the list address, which is:
firstname.lastname@example.org (remove "nospam" from the address).
Your first posting
The first time you post something to the new list, your
posting may be slow to go through - maybe up to 24 hours -
because of an anti-spam measure at the host machine, known as
greylisting, whereby the recipient machine checks to see
if your machine/e-mail address responds/exists (spammers'
don't, because they use forged sender addresses and many relays).
If your posting is time-sensitive or you're just impatient, you
can post your first posting a second time shortly after the first
one, and the second one will go through right away (but so will
the first one, some time later).
Do keep a copy of your first posting, in case something in the
greylisting process breaks, and you need to resend your posting.
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attachments (attached files), for easy readability anywhere and
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If your posting to the list contains rich text/HTML or
attachments, those parts of your message will be automatically
removed by the list server, and the remaining plain text part will
be sent through to the list (you will see that the layout has been
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most cases be automatically stripped away. Generally: put the
thing you want to attach on a website, and then post the web
address to the list. (Some list members offer web hosting space
for pictures and other documents - post to the list and ask if you
need help with web publishing your material.)
In a few cases, attachments may be OK.
In such cases, the attached file must be very small
(preferably less than 100 000 bytes,
and certainly smaller than 300 000),
and it must be in an open and harmless
format (e.g., jpg, png, pdf).
Postings with attachments will usually be subject to manual
approval by list admin.
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This web page can also be used to make changes to your
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unsubscribing, and changing address (unsubscribe the old address,
subscribe the new one), etc.
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(only available for subscribers, and
requires login with your list password).
To see the collection of prior postings to the list,
visit the modesty-blaise
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