We plan to test our ListSTAR-based mailing list for TidBITS in the next week (and we'll be sending the next DealBITS issue out a few days early for testing purposes), so don't worry (and please don't respond) if you get a test message from us. Also, although the new subscription address at <firstname.lastname@example.org> is now functional, please don't use it if you're already on the current list that we're moving from LISTSERV to ListSTAR. We will try to eliminate duplicates, but the fewer the better. [ACE]
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