The Team.Net Mailing list and FTP archives, an intro for companies.

last update 11/22/95

The Team.Net electronic mailing lists are a world wide community of car owners and enthusiasts. Discussion covers just about anything related to cars, mostly Auto-cross and British Cars. It is free, and based on "The Internet", a world wide interconnection of thousands of computer networks. The server itself, was paid for by readers of the lists, and all work is performed on a volunteer basis by the operators of the server, lists, and web pages. Access is also possible from most commercial E-Mail systems, such as AOL, Compuserve, MCI, ATT, Prodigy, etc.

Find out how to Subscribe/Un-subscribe to a list on the Team.Net mail lists page.

Because all list postings go to hundreds of people, with a wide range of interests and computing capabilities, we ask that you try to follow these simple guidelines for companies on the Team.Net mailing lists.

  1. The main purpose of the Team.Net Mailing lists archives, and web pages are to discuss and share information about British cars or Auto-x, racing, and related people, events, parts sources, technical info, etc.
  2. Participation and contribution of related businesses and their employees in these discussions is quite welcome and valued.
  3. Beyond casual comments within ongoing discussions or occasional mention external services, if a company wants to do business on the net, they should not use these lists, but find other means to do so. Many readers do not want to see commercial advertisements on the mailing lists, and will react negativly to such "electronic junk mail".
  4. Republishing or using postings from a list or archive for commercial purposes without permission of the author(s) may be a violation of various copyrights, and is generally frowned upon. Most authors are happy to provide permission to have specific postings published as long as they are asked.
Credit and Copyright Information

There are several ways a company can easily provide and get valuable and useful services on the network, without adversely impacting or affecting operation the mailing lists. Some can be done from any E-mail system, while more advanced services require more advanced computer resources. Some examples:

And finally, a caution:

It's generally accepted that anything sent over the net using E-mail is not secure- it is very easy to intercept or forge e-mail. (If you don't beleive me, I'll send you some mail from "you"!) It is advised *NOT* to send credit card numbers through e-mail. There are new systems being developed for doing "electronic commerce" on the net, and insuring secure transmission of financial information. In the mean time, e-mail and web servers are still great for communicating prices, part numbers, catalogues, and the likes. But the old ways should be used for the money end of the deal.

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