International Mailing List
VM-L - the Vanessa-Mae Mailing List was created by Frank Langbein
(Germany) in February '96. Mainly intended for interchanging information
about tour dates, album releases, ...etc, it also turned into a
discussion forum about Vanessa-Mae and her music. Now VM-L turned into
a sort of internet based fan club with members from all over the world.
Now it's run by VMH (vanessamae.com) on a non-profit basis. Currently
there are two mailing lists: VM-L and VM-Announce.
You can join one or more of these lists without any fees.
VM-L is the classic version of the Vanessa-Mae Mailing List. It's
intended as a general discussion forum about Vanessa-Mae, her music
and related as well as interchanging information about her. It will
keep you informed about Vanessa-Mae and you can meet other Vanessa-Mae
fans on the net and make new friends. Once you joined the list, you'll
receive any mail sent to firstname.lastname@example.org after a very short delay
needed for resending the incoming mails. This is the closest contact
to all the other members. You are also allowed to send mails to this
list once you subscribed to it. But you should also be aware that
the number of mails on VM-L can be rather high and it might be too much
for your mailbox.
Before you submit this application, please read the agreement below.
To subscribe, send e-mail to:
To unsubscribe, send e-mail to:
By using the VM-L FREE Mailing List service, you indicate that you have
read this agreement and will respect its terms and conditions.
I AGREE, BACK TO THE FORM
You agree to these 18 rules:
- Only post mails in plain text format and not in any other format like
HTML or similar. Also you should not post any binary files as mime
attachments or uuencoded. If you want to publish a binary file,
contact email@example.com. It might be appropriate for the
WWW or for the vm-l archive.
- Don't post mails larger than 30KB directly to VM-L. If you want to
post some text file larger than 30KB for discussion, send the whole
file to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell why you want to post it.
We'll check it and either forward it to the list or tell you why it
was not appropriate. It might also be better to publish a large file
on the WWW.
- Before you post anything to the list, think about if all or at least
most of the members on the list are interested in it or if it is only
intended for a few members. You can still contact a few members by
- General topics which are appropriate for this mail: general
information, tour dates, album releases, WWW sites, IRC, etc.; serious
discussions about Vanessa-Mae and her music; your thoughts, feelings
about Vanessa-Mae and her music.
- Mails about non Vanessa-Mae topics should not appear on VM-L. There
are other places on the net where you can discuss those topics. Is
Vanessa-Mae so uninteresting, that we have to switch to other topics?
However there might be some related topics like general administration
information, computer and net topics, etc. which members of VM-L need
to know to access some service related to Vanessa-Mae. Only in this
case you should send a rather short mail to the list. If there is some
place where people can get all the information, it's enough to tell
them the location. Individual problems, questions, etc. should be
discussed in private mail.
- If someone posted an interesting mail to the list and you think it's
great, but can't add any substantial information, you should not reply
to it by `It's great', `I like that, too', 'Right on!' and 'Me too!'
or similar. Avoid posting one liners...keeping list traffic down is
good. That's also true for mails you don't like. If you feel the urge
to express this, use private e-mail.
- If you post something asking how many people are interested in
something ask to vote for it and make it *very clear* that people
should reply to you in private mail. You can post a summary of these
replies to the list. Suggestions or more information about the topic
can of course be send to the list. This of course also applies to
someone answering a mail with some questions. It might just be more
appropriate to answer those questions in private mail if it's not of
interest to the members of vm-l.
- If you are able to get some CD, merchandise, etc. and want to offer it
to members of the list, you are very welcome. Also any service you can
/ want to offer the members is greatly appreciated. Just discuss the
details about payment, shipping, amounts in private mail.
- Please don't send any commercial mails directly to the list. There
should be no unapproved advertisement, offers to order CDs,
merchandise, etc. or anything like this. We're not generally against
such mails, but we want to see them and approve them before they are
sent to the list. Of course any commercial mail should be related to
Vanessa-Mae. We won't approve anything else. If you send unapproved
commercial mails to VM-L, you can be sure to get in trouble. Of course
you can tell people on the list about some commercial site, some
commercial provider or where they can get Vanessa-Mae items, but you
should not send any unapproved advertisements, price lists and
similar. Send commercial mails for approval to
- If you post information to the list, make it clear if it is only an
assumption / gossip / rumors or real information. If it's gossip or
rumor, it might be totally inappropriate for the list. Don't create
even more confusion as there already is, but try to clear up things.
- No large flame threads. If you feel offended by something posted to
the list you might send one mail to make this clear.
- Member will not use VM-L service for spamming. If we receive any
report from the members, we will remove your e-mail address
immediately from the list.
- Do not follow-up an off-topic/how to unsubscribe/flame message...the
list owner & staff will deal with that individual.
- If no posts are made the list, don't feel you must make one to keep
the list "alive." No list traffic is ok...don't send a worthless
message just to get discussions going. Go elsewhere-this list is
for Vanessa-Mae topics.
- VM-L does not spam. We never use gathered e-mail addresses for
unsolicited e-mail of any kind, nor do we make lists available to
anyone at any price.
- If your e-mail server was down for a long time and it bounced to
the entire list, we can remove your e-mail address from the list
at any time.
- We reserve the right to remove, cancel, or suspend any members for
any reason without notice.
- You agree not to hold us responsible for data loss, the damage of
your e-mail system, or interruption of service of any kind.
There is an archive for VM-L at:
Especially the VM-L archive contains additional files which might be
interesting for the members. Most of the files are for your private
usage only! Don't use them for any commercial purpose!
Copyright Notice: You are allowed to republish the files VM-L
in the VM-L list archive or parts of them if you clearly mention
the source and the names of the senders and the access of the
republished version is free of any charge (thus you are not allowed to
get money for the republication of any contents of the VM-L list
archives). For any other usage you have to contact each of the individual
senders and ask for permission. The copyright of the mails in the VM-L
list archive belongs to the original senders. You are not allowed to
republish any of the other files in the list archives.