E-mail lists are generally closed. That means that only subscribers
can post or read messages. The chances of being spammed are much lower
than on the Usenet. Rather like an email version of a newsgroup or bulletin
board, and the same rules apply for the most part.
These days with social media and blogs all over the place mailing list still remain easy ways to get connected with serious collectors and experts. You don't need to surf around every day and the interesting news and advise arrives in your mailbox.
For example you can subscribe to our mailing list and receive all latest Tolkien news, reviews, articles and collecting tips straight into your mailbox.
The Bibliophile Mailing List (aka Biblio): An email list
which you subscribe to. You will receive email messages from other members
of the list, and be able to post your own messages. This is a very busy list. It has something over 1000 subscribers, and some days it seems
like most of them have something to say... Many of the members are booksellers,
and posting a want here is pretty likely to get some kind of response.
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