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- soc.org.freemasonry a
moderated discussion of Freemasonry. A well controlled discussion group,
where meaningful Masonic dialog can take place. (As of August 2004, also
available as a mailing list, see below).
- alt.freemasonry an unmoderated
discussion of Freemasonry that has degenerated into a "flame pit" and
receives frequent spams and sexual content messages. Individuals bent on
attacking our beliefs has been a great cause of concern for many Masons
wishing to carry on a meaningful discussion with those that wish to
sincerely learn our beliefs.
- alt.masonic.demolay an
unmoderated discussion of The Order of DeMolay. Frequent spams and
"flames", along with frequent sexual/XXX messages aimed at young men
(sad, but that's the facts). Until this becomes a moderated discussion,
I recommend that you do not direct or allow a young person to have
access to this group.
- alt.masonic.members an
unmoderated discussion of Freemasonry.
An alternate source of similar information is Paul Bessel's page on
Masonic Communications Using Computers
- freemasonry-list is a post-facto moderated list
(posts are reviewed AFTER they are distributed, and disruptive or
abusive posters are removed). Traffic levels will vary from 0 to perhaps
50 messages per day, with averages varying from 10-20 under "normal"
circumstances. (Dec. 2007).
To subscribe to an existing list at
CU-Boulder, send a message to
firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject: line blank, and
in the body of the message type subscribe listname and
your full name. For example:
Your outgoing email identification must include your real name to be
entered into the subscriber files. If you do not have your real name
showing in your email identity (for any reason) send a message request
to email@example.com with your name and the request to
join the freemasonry-list.
For more information on how to use the list, go to to (this is not a
freemasonry-list supported page):
The address to post to the list (you must be a
- Soc.org.freemasonry-list a moderated discussion of
freemasonry that started as a newsgroup and is still available as a
newsgroup (see above). A well controlled discussion group, where
meaningful Masonic dialog can take place. Traffic is usually less than 25
The newsgroup and email list are being "gated" by the moderators, so
each will have identical content. A post to the newsgroup is a post to
the newsgroup and a post to the listserv. An email to the list is a post
to the newsgroup and an email to the list.
To subscribe on a post-by-post basis or a daily digest
go to to:
For more information on how to use the list, go to to
- masonic-youth is a discussion list for the
appendant youth orders (Rainbow, DeMolay, Job's, etc.).
To subscribe, send mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject: SUBSCRIBE
To post to the list, send mail to
- Jodera-l is a roundtable discussion forum for
adults and senior members interested in encouraging, promoting, and
supporting the Masonic Youth Groups known as Job's Daughters, Rainbow,
Triangle, and DeMolay.
jodera-l is a private, unmoderated List.
Subscriptions are limited to interested Adults (18YO+), Presiding
Officers, and Past Presiding Officers of these Orders.
To subscribe, send mail to
SUBSCRIBE JODERA-L your email address
in the body.