Frequently Asked Questions
What is opensubscriber?
opensubscriber is a mail-to-web gateway which archives and displays public mailing lists and groups. Individuals can interact with mailing lists and groups of which they are members and also manage their subscriptions saving the need for bulk messages accumulating in personal in-box's.
How can I archive a public group/list?
- Subscribe subscriber @ opensubscriber.com (minus spaces) to the mailing list or group.
- opensubscriber will not respond to confirmation emails. Administrators should add this address so confirmation is not required.
- If your list or group does not appear within several days please feel free to join the opensubscriber support group detailing your issue.
How can I remove or modify a message?
You can neither remove or modify messages on opensubscriber.
Whats the story with missing Emails?
It is true that not 100% of e-mails are archived by opensubscriber and there are two likely reasons why a message may not be in the archive.
- Our parser couldn't handle the content that was contained in the e-mail. Messages which aren't "text/plain" or "text/html" are dropped.
- Your message was identified as Spam.
Do you have a Spam policy?
Yes we do, we don't send it or encourage it.Protecting contributors addressesFor most of us spam is a pain in the arse and for that reason we have gone to our best efforts to ensure email addresses are protected when being displayed over the web. All addresses are removed from the body of messages before being displayed to ensure they dont fall into the hands of evil satan worshipping spammers.Stopping Spam in the archiveopensubscriber uses Google to try and identify and stop spam being saved for eternity in the archive.
Why might an email be rejected by a group?
E-mails sent from opensubscriber are sent on behalf of yourself. If sending an e-mail to a mailing list or group from your own personal account is rejected it is also highly likely (if not guaranteed) that the e-mail we send on your behalf will also be rejected.Mailing lists usually have a sign-up facility in which you can request to join the list and become a participant. E-mails sent from opensubscriber of which you are a registered member should have no problem being recieved by the list members however this service is not guaranteed as wether or not your e-mail is accepted is essentially out of our control. We can guarantee that we will do our damndest (yes thats right, damndest) however to get your e-mail there.
What is RSS?
RSS feeds can be easily located on opensubscriber by looking for the RSS icon on pages!RSS is an easy way for you to keep updated automatically on websites you like. Instead of you having to go to websites to see if theyve written a new article or feature, you can use RSS (which stands for Really Simple Syndication) to get them to tell you every time they have something new. Using RSS you can also add the content we supply you to your own personal site.Some applications you can install which use RSS and we recommend are
- Mozilla Thunderbird (For reading messages as if they were emailed to you, available for PC, Mac and Linux)
- RSSOwl (An alternative to Thunderbird)
- Feedroll (To add content to your website)