ob_start(); include('class.gzip_encode.php'); ?> bi.org provides a free Internet presence for bisexual individuals, groups and non-profit organisations. We provide the following services, subject to the WebMaster's discretion:
Update Oct 2000: because of high demand, we aren't offering free accounts at present. We are currently testing a new system for email and web accounts at bi.org, and hope to have it live by the end up October. Please check back with us soon!
@bi.orgwhich forwards all email to your real account. You might send out all mail with your bi.org address, or only for certain messages. eg, newsgroup postings, or mail when you are representing a LBG group. Advantages are an arguably cool email address which is generally shorter and easier to remember (for people sending you email), an address which is separate from your physical account(s) so gives no indication of your actual location.
It can represent a group regardless of who is currently receiving the mail for that group and it can be easily moved between addresses. eg, when you leave a university or company - your
@bi.org address travels with you. You can ask for it to be pointed to a single real account, or to deliver mail to several accounts. eg, all the members on the committee of a LBG group. Note that if you want to deliver mail to a longer list of people then you would be better off asking for a mailing list.
No FTP or Gopher space is currently provided, although if you need it we may be able to run those services. You can setup and update your WWW pages via a secure FTP system with your own username & password.
We offer a lot of flexibility in running your own cgi-bin scripts, and provide a number of ready-made services, including server-side scripting via PHP, WWW statistics, search engine, page counters, password access to some pages, SSL secure access to pages via our
https:// server. See WWW design tools for more details of what we currently run.
@bi.orgrunning the Majordomo list manager software. This will allow your group or organisation to have a list dedicated to discussing certain issues or issues in a particular organisation or location (eg, bisexuality in Cambridge). A list can have five or five thousand people on it. Open access, closed access and submission-moderated groups are available.
Mailing list maintainers may also like to have a 'mailing list home page' set up as well which can provide an easy to use WWW interface to the list, as well as containing FAQs and other material relating to the list. See
euro-bi's home page for an example.
Once we've agreed to host your mailing list, please have a read through Starting a mailing list which lists the details you need to supply us with to start the list.
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