Heads up, kids. NewtonTalk is moving.

Yes, it’s true. The venerable NewtonTalk mailing list is moving to a new home. I originally posted the following notice to the list, but seeing as the list will be undergoing migration to its new servers over the next week or so, it needed a more permanent home.

Hello list.

I’d like to notify everyone of some imminent changes to the NewtonTalk mailing list.

Bill Shamam and I will be migrating the NewtonTalk mailing list and website to a new server within the next several days. This move will also involve switching the mailing list to run on new software. This is a necessary change as the current list software (eCartis) has not been supported or actively developed for several years.

With any transition that involves technology, data and the aethernets, things are bound to break. We will be doing our best to keep the downtime to a mimimum, but there will be gaps in the availability of the list and the website.

Details regarding the timing of the move will be posted to the list as soon as we have more details.

During the move, you can follow updates via the NewtonTalk Twitter account:


Thanks in advance for your patience and support.

Grant Hutchinson
NewtonTalk List Dad & Web Custodian

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  1. Scot
    Posted November 4, 2009 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    For some reason, after the move several emails from the list have turned up in Gmail’s spam trap, when they didn’t before.

  2. Posted November 4, 2009 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    Hey Scot. I’m not sure what would be causing that specific behaviour, other than a change of servers. I know that a lot of mailing list messages do get caught in spam filters, at least initially. And you do need to train the filter to understand that it’s not bulk email, but content that’s part of a mailing list. The message headers contain this type of information, but since it’s easily spoofed, I’m not surprised that some spam filters ignore it.