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Magical Armchair is back! - 9/July/2001 - 22:57
1/June/2001 - 14:50
This morning, Frank Maynard (of the famous Frank Maynard's Ben Folds Five website) relaunched the Ben Folds / Ben Folds Five related 'Magical Armchair' Mailing list, an email list run by and for fans. Although the subscription info on his site is currently out-of-date, Frank sent out the following email with information and the subscription procedure:
Welcome back to the Magical Armchair!
As you know, the list has been down for over a month. I decided to stop the list temporarily because we were getting a lot of problems with multiple posts of the same message (whether it was from a list configuration problem or a problem with the sender's e-mail has not been determined), as well as posts from nonmembers, including "spam" and other unsolicited commercial e-mail.
The new listserver is now under my control and we will have the ability to filter out such posts so you will not be troubled with them. It will also be a "reflector" list instead of a digest, meaning that a post is sent out to everyone as soon as it is submitted instead of having them bundled together and sent once a day. Many people have been asking whether the list was available in this format, so that is how it's offered. A digest version may be added in the future, but I'm not actively working on it soon.
The essential e-mail addresses for the list have changed. In another message you will receive the "welcome" message (intro message) that will go out to new subscribers. Since you are all effectively new subscribers, you should read it (and file for future reference). Briefly, the changes are as follows:
To submit a posting to the Magical Armchair, e-mail it to:
To unsubscribe from the Magical Armchair, send an e-mail to:
with the words
in the BODY of the message. If you subscribed under a different address, you can include that address:
unsubscribe armchair *your-email-address*
To subscribe to the Magical Armchair, send an e-mail to:
with the words
in the BODY of the message. This must be sent from the address that is being added to the list. You will receive a confirming e-mail and an authorization code which must then be returned by e-mail in order to be added to the list.
To change your address, you must subscribe from your new address and unsubscribe your old address.
If you have any questions about the new list or about the Magical Armchair, see the list's website: www.fmaynard.com/bff/armchair.html
If your questions are not answered at the website, e-mail me at armchair firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your patience during the downtime. It's going to be an exciting few months as you'll see!
Frank Maynard, listowner
The Magical Armchair
Additionally, he mentions that emails with attachments will not go through. This includes HTML attachments so make sure you've got your email client set to "text only"!