Music-DIY -- Music DIY List


About Music-DIY
English (USA)

This is a mailing list for people who modify and build musical instruments and musical gear. Everything goes here: electronics, machining, woodworking ..

To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the Music-DIY Archives.

Using Music-DIY
  • To post a message to all the list members, send an e-mail to Your e-mail has to pass some tough anti-spam measures. If you get a bounce, read the text carefully and follow the instructions. There is a way to bypass the spam filtering.
  • You do not have to subscribe to the list to post to the list and to receive replies to your topic! That is all based on e-mail
  • To receive all new postings in your e-mail inbox, use the sections below to subscribe to the list.
  • To reply to messages from the list please use your e-mail program's REPLY ALL to make sure your reply includes everyone in the discussion, including those who are not list subscribers.
  • You can also reply to postings directly from the archive interface.
How a mailing list works
Mailing lists existed long before web forums, are easier and more convenient to use, and can present a web-forum-like interface via their web archive. Here is how they work in a nutshell:
  • A mailing list is nothing more than a robot which has its own e-mail address. This e-mail address is the mailing list address.
  • The robot maintains a contact list of e-mail addresses and names, who are understood to be the subscribers of the mailing list.
  • When the robot receives an e-mail, it sends a copy of that e-mail to each of the subscribers of the mailing list, taking care not to send to to those subscribers who are already listed as To: or Cc: recipients.
  • The e-mail appears to come from the original sender, with the mailing list address being added to the CC: list. It is possible to reply privately to the sender using your e-mail program's reply, or to reply to the mailing list by using reply-all which keeps the robot in the conversation loop, thereby reaching everyone on the list.
  • Not all list traffic goes through the robot. Replies go directly to the people in the To: and Cc: list.
  • In addition to redistributing the mails that it receives, the mailing list robot also maintains an archive of messages, and creates a web site where past messages can be searched and viewed
  • The robot has a few other e-mail addresses, including one where it can receive commands from users, via e-mail, to subscribe or unsubscribe. The robot also has a web interface for subscription management.
Subscribing to Music-DIY

Subscribe to Music-DIY by filling out the following form.

    You will be sent email requesting confirmation, to prevent others from gratuitously subscribing you. This is a private list, which means that the list of members is not available to non-members.
    Your email address:  
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    You may enter a privacy password below. This provides only mild security, but should prevent others from messing with your subscription. Do not use a valuable password as it will occasionally be emailed back to you in cleartext.

    If you choose not to enter a password, one will be automatically generated for you, and it will be sent to you once you've confirmed your subscription. You can always request a mail-back of your password when you edit your personal options.

    Pick a password:  
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    Which language do you prefer to display your messages? English (USA)  
    Would you like to receive list mail batched in a daily digest? No Yes

Music-DIY Subscribers
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