Alberg30.org Mailing Lists

There are several mailing lists available on this site. If you don't know, a mailing list is bit of software that turns email into a group discussion. You subscribe to a mailing list like you would subscribe to a magazine. Like a magazine, you will receive issues, but by email rather than postal mail. The difference between the mailing list and a magazine, however, is that these issues are written by other subscribers of the mailing list, people just like you. You can write issues, too. In fact, you're encouraged to do so.


The Alberg 30 public mailing list is a friendly place where Alberg 30 owners and other enthusiasts gather to discuss things such as boats, cruising, and Carl Alberg. Most of the discussions tend to center around maintenance and upgrade issues. That's not surprising; this is a group of boat owners. It's also a good place to ask questions about the boat, or to ask about available boats for sale.

If you want to see what's been discussed, read the archives of past messages. (Archives of the old eGroups list are still available on Yahoo. Some of these are now incorporated in the public-list archives on this site.)

Join the list at

or by sending email to
with the word `help' in the subject or body (don't include the quotes), and you will get back a message with instructions. These are the places to go if you want to change the options in your subscription, too.

Note that most of the commands require your password. Insert your actual password where the examples show "mypassword". If you don't remember your password, see I forgot my password!, below. Of course, you should also replace "me@example.com" or "myaddress@somewhere.else" with your actual email address. If you use more than one email address, you need to be consistent in your usage with the mailing list. The software has no way of knowing that multiple addresses refer to the same person.

There are a lot of options, but the most common ones (sent in the subject or as the body of the message to the same address) are:

To subscribe:
subscribe digest
subscribe myaddress@somewhere.else
These examples show how to subscribe in normal mode, in digest mode (one email per day), and subscribing an address other than the one from which you're sending. (You'll still have to confirm the subscription, so you can't sign up your buddy as a surprise.)
To unsubscribe:
unsubscribe mypassword
unsubscribe mypassword myaddress@somewhere.else
To change to or from digest mode:
set digest on mypassword
set digest off mypassword
To stop the mail (say, for vacation) without unsubscribing:
set nomail on mypassword
To restart the mail after vacation:
set nomail off mypassword
What else can I do via email?
These are just a few of the options. The `help' command will get the complete list.
I forgot my password!
Don't worry, this is easy to solve.
Enter your email address:
and press the button:
This will take you to a page with a button labeled "Email My Password To Me"
You can get to this page directly at http://lists.alberg30.org/options.cgi/public-list-alberg30.org/me@example.com if you substitute your own email address for "me@example.com".
I want to post messages from two locations, but receive messages at only one
Just subscribe both email addresses and set the "nomail" option on one of them.
My email address has changed
You'll need to unsubscribe the old one and subscribe the new one. The software doesn't have any concept of people, just email addresses. (This is just a mailing list. It's not collecting marketing information on you like YahooGroups does.)
Can I do these things online?
Yes, you can subscribe on the page http://lists.alberg30.org/listinfo.cgi/public-list-alberg30.org
You can also set (or check) your subscription options online. Just go to http://lists.alberg30.org/options.cgi/public-list-alberg30.org/me@example.com (substituting your email address for "me@example.com"). The form, above, will take you to the same place.

There are lots of things you can do, and lots of ways you can do them. Yes, it gets a little confusing at times, but it's really not very hard. Give it a try. If you really get stuck, ask for help, but the purpose of a mailing list is that subscribers can maintain their own subscription.


The Racing list is similar to the above, but set up for those who race Alberg 30s on the Chesapeake Bay. It will have information about the upcoming races and discussions of the racing schedule.

The same commands described above for the public-list work for the racing-list if you substitute "racing" for "public" in the URLs.


The Alberg 30 member list is restricted to members of the Alberg 30 Association. This list is much less active than the public-list. The message archives of this list are restricted to subscribers. This provides a place for discussions that are more sensitive, pertain only to Association members, or perhaps for people feeling a little shy.

The same commands described above for the public-list work for the member-list if you substitute "member" for "public" in the URLs.

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