What is a Mailing List?
Write an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
A mailing list is a kind
of online e-mail distribution list. All subscribers are able to
send an e-mail to the list, which is a special e-mail address
in our case). The mailing list
software (on the server) will forward this mail to all subscribers,
who can reply to it by sending the response also to the public
mailing list address.
Because this server is located in Germany,
for this site the applicable law is the Privacy Act of Germany
(German: Bundesdatenschutzgesetz BDSG). The abstract policy of it
is that collection, processing and usage of personal data is illegal
if the person concerned does not agree to it. Exceptions are
existing and described in the Privacy Act of Germany.