First Issue of Mozilla Links Newsletter Sent Out
Tuesday September 2nd, 2003
Issue number one of the Mozilla Links bi-weekly email newsletter has been sent out to subscribers. The first issue is also available online. If you would like to subscribe to receive future editions, send a blank email to email@example.com with 'subscribe' in the Subject line. The next issue is due to be sent out on Tuesday 16th September.
This looks ugly, if you want to promote Mozilla products you have to make it look nice. Of course there must be a plain text version too...
#2 Forget HTML, how about RSS?
Wednesday September 3rd, 2003 12:08 AM
I try not to subscribe to newsletters via email anymore thanks to the s/n ratio of email these days...
#3 Re: Forget HTML, how about RSS?
Wednesday September 3rd, 2003 4:17 AM
I doubt the intended audience for the newsletter would have a clue about RSS. It's intended for a wider audience of Mozilla users that don't look at the various Mozilla websites and forums.
I must say I'm not entirely sure of the point of republishing the email newsletter on MozillaZine, given that the email newsletter is mostly republishing content that has already been on MozillaZine.
Maybe the next email newsletter will cover the news that MozillaZine has covered the news of the email newsletter...
#10 Online edition.
by pkb351 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wednesday September 3rd, 2003 8:49 AM
I believe the reason for the Online version was to provide a sample for people ro get an idea of what the newsletter will be like. I suspect future versions will be provided by email only.
#12 Re: Re: Forget HTML, how about RSS?
Wednesday September 3rd, 2003 9:38 AM
"I doubt the intended audience for the newsletter would have a clue about RSS. It's intended for a wider audience of Mozilla users that don't look at the various Mozilla websites and forums."
I think that it's silly to dismiss RSS as something that only Mozilla users visiting the various Mozilla websites and forums would use. RSS is slowly but surely replacing email and newsgroups as a mechanism for newsletter-like distribution. It costs virtually nothing and there are millions of users with RSS readers who don't want to subscribe to a mailing list and risk the spam, who don't already read Mozillazine or the other Mozilla information sources and would enjoy following Mozilla via an RSS feed.
#15 Re: Re: Re: Forget HTML, how about RSS?
Wednesday September 3rd, 2003 4:12 PM
I don't really see that myself.
If someone is able to use RSS, why would they choose the Mozilla Links RSS over MozillaZine RSS or Mozilla.org RSS? With the way RSS works, surely it's better to have several items of news on a single subject rather than a bi-weekly update which contains a bunch of different stuff?
#16 Re: Re: Re: Re: Forget HTML, how about RSS?
Friday September 5th, 2003 1:04 AM
I want to read the newsletter, yet I read MozillaZine and Mozilla.org on a regular basis (or, to say, when they are updated courtesy of their RSS feed).
The point of my original message (which Asa did a better job of saying) is that RSS is a better distribution mechanism for newsletters than email. That isn't to say that RSS should replace the email newsletter, but it should be available as an option, especially since it is so easy to do.
Odd, I never received it, even though I subscribed on Saturday.
You have added to the subscriber list of:
the following mail address:
blah blah at blah blah . blah
By default, copies of your own submissions will be returned.
Hrm, oh well.
#5 Re: Odd...
by stvb <email@example.com>
Wednesday September 3rd, 2003 7:42 AM
Neither have I!
Any others not received the email - I don't think that my ISP is blocking any emails!
Well, it's "Me three" then, since I have not recieved it either.
#7 Re: Odd...
by aldo_ <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wednesday September 3rd, 2003 8:11 AM
Our apologies to those who didn't receive the newsletter on time. Right now we are checking what happened and expect to fix this soon. We'll try to identify those who didn't successfully receive the newsletter and resend it to them. If you don't receive the newsletter by today afternoon, please drop me a note to <email@example.com>
Perhaps it is a confusion of domains... the original MozillaZine story said that the newsletter is at mozilla.org, while this story says that the website is at mozdev.org, but the e-mail is at mozilla.org. However, upon realizing that I didn't receive the first newsletter, I did some investigating of my own, went to the Newsletter site at mozdev.org, and when I attempted to check my subscription status, it said it was <firstname.lastname@example.org>, not <email@example.com>, and it said something to the effect that it didn't recognize me as a subscriber.
When I tried to re-subscribe through the Mailman interface, it sent me a confirmation e-mail and told me to respond to <firstname.lastname@example.org>, not <email@example.com>. I haven't confirmed yet, waiting to see what the final result is.
Anyway, I don't know if the above information is helpful or not, but just in case it might be, I decided to post it. Hope it makes sense. :P
#14 Re: Re: checking it now
Wednesday September 3rd, 2003 3:59 PM
sorry, i didn't get it either. but i read the online version and it looks good to me.
would it be easier if i just signed up again?