The Postmaster is /dev/joe (Joseph DeVincentis,

The official mailing list of Ackanomic is at There is also an ackanomic-digest list; mail sent to either goes out to both lists. There are a number of other lists for specific topics. Some lists are only for discussion. However, many game actions are made by posting public messages; see the Postal Code for details.

Subscribe and unsubscribe commands should be sent to Put the commands in the body of a message; the subject line is ignored. The format is:

subscribe list-name your@email.address
where list-name is any of the names in the list below, and fill in the email address where you want the mail to be sent (you can't subscribe just any email address, but this allows you to have mail sent to instead of Replace "subscribe" with "unsubscribe" if you want to do that. You may put multiple commands in a message, but put them on separate lines.

Note that the -priv lists cannot be subscribed to; they are just aliases with different configuration information for other lists.

  List Name            Description
  ----------------     --------------------------------------------------
  ackanomic            Main mailing list for the game of Ackanomic.
  acka-priv            Main mailing list, with replies to author, not list.
  acka-voting          Official list for proposals & vote results.

  acka-chess           Ackanomic's sub-game of Party Chess.
  acka-finance         Mailing list for Ackanomic financial matters.
  acka-games           Mailing list for sub-games within Ackanomic.
  acka-games-priv      Mailing list for sub-games, with replies to author.
  acka-research        Mailing list for discussion.
  acka-senate          Mailing list for Ackanomic's Senate.

  ackanomic-digest        ^
  acka-finance-digest     |
  acka-games-digest    Digest versions of some popular lists.
  acka-research-digest    |
  acka-voting-digest      v
  internomic           Main mailing list for the game of Internomic.
  yorl                 Ye Olde Rusty Lantern game.

  Private lists
  ----------------     --------------------------------------------------
  acka-vulcan          Mailing list for Ackanomic's Vulcan party.
  acka-markovian       The Church of the Markovian Dream of Ackanomic
  acka-noneyet         Mailing list for the (None Yet) party of Ackanomic
  acka-harf            Mailing list for Ackanomic's HARF party.
Ask the appropriate group if you want to subscribe to a private list; you can't just join these lists as above, though if you are on them you can unsubscribe as above. If you have a list password for a private list, you can subscribe and unsubscribe people with a command of the form:
approve password subscribe list-name players@email.address

Other commands you send to with majordomo:

        Show the lists served by this Majordomo server.

        Retrieve this message.

    index list-name
        Return an index of files you can "get" for list-name.
        Currently only ackanomic-digest has any files available.

    get list-name filename
        Get a file related to list-name.

    which email@address
        Find out which lists email@address is on.  Defaults to your
        address, if no address is given.

    who list-name
        Find out who is on the named list.

    info list-name
        Retrieve the general introductory information for the named list.

    intro list-name
        Retrieve the introductory message sent to new users.
        Non-subscribers may not be able to retrieve this.

        Stop processing commands (useful if your mailer adds a signature).
There is also an FTP archive of the digests from the ackanomic list.