This article is from the Grateful Dead FAQ, by John J. Wood, Eric Nay and Ihor Slabicky firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Mailing lists are for people who do not have regular net access,
or wish to concentrate on a specific topic. The mailings on each
topic are collected in groups and then mailed to you, usually
containing anywhere from 10-20 messages each. The difference is
that mailing lists are not interactive as the newsboards.
Dead-Flames was a digestified version of rec.music.gdead, and
Dead-Heads is a low-volume "important-info-only" list (tickets/setlists/
GDH schedule mainly).
If you'd like to subscribe to a mailing list, here are the
subscription addresses for some popular ones. For each list
choose only ONE address:
Internet: email@example.com to subscribe to the
Jefferson Airplane (JStarship,Hot Tuna) mailing
list. The Airplane homepage is at