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BlogMail
ADOPTER(S) Ál, email: al AT blogmail dot cc

Car, email: publicar AT blogmail dot cc

Albert, email: albert AT blogmail dot cc


A GNU GPL license software presentation (BlogMail soft) and of a service of tie electronic mail to this program (blogmail.cc) that create and work new forms to understand the communication, the artistic and cultural creation and the social action.

What's BlogMail?

BlogMail is developed by Blogx Populi

Blogmail is a server tool which allows users to give public access to some or all of their e-mail messages. Visitors and other users can post comments or subscribe to someone's publications. It's like a forum or weblog, but posts are real-life e-mails.

Based on the ideology of free software, sharing knowledge and the access to the sources, BlogMail works with the totally open publication, related and in mass of comentables electronic mails. Through the publication of e-mails, BlogMail creates and works new forms to understand the communication, the artistic creation, cultural and the social action. Let us think that the differentiation between public and private information has political implications that cannot be ignored. What we understand like "private life" is a existencial space in which it has been expelled to the policy, which supposes a serious restriction of the power of the life itself.

BlogMail subspills this state of things. Through the development and use of a program, BlogMail does not try to offer computer science solutions solely, but to open a problematic social field. One is to share our electronic mail, something that until now comprises of the private thing.

How works BlogMail ?

As account of conventional mail, BlogMail provides a direction of mail of the type "youraccount@blogmail.cc", but to which it is acceded as much of deprived form as public. The public interface web has a direction of the type http://youraccount.blogmail.cc /, and there the published e-mails can be read, now called postmails. Each user of BlogMail has in addition a password to accede to the deprived interface, from where it can also send and accede to e-mails, as much private as public, as well as to manage the other additional functionalities that BlogMail has. Most important they are both interrupting independent of public/private management: one decides if e-mails new will go directly to the public interface or if they go solely to the private one; the other decides individually by email as it will be public and which private one. E-mails can happen of the public state to the privated one independently of their present state or how and what date they have entered the data base. It tries to avoid problems derived from the publication of the content of some email that could harm to the person adressee; as well as its liberation once spent a time prudencial. In the public interface, or MailBlog, it is reflected the percentage of e-mails that each user has published (percentage that will have to respect the specified thing in the Terms of use for personal accounts in BlogMail)

Other functionalities that BlogMail offers are the possibility to comment the published mails, the possibility to subscribe of another users mail account, as well as to establish relational threads between different mails from differents users.

The root http://www.blogmail.cc is reserved for a directory with all accounts of BlogMail users, a connection to the subscription page and a finder between the published post office, among other things.

Why to release the mail?

Question which we want to raise through putting in dispute the privacy is not necessarily new. Not only have been published books that contain the correspondence of historical prominent figures, but the mass media have constantly played / worn out with the deprived life of people and prominent figures. Examples of this last one are the biographical sort, but also the pink press, reality shows and the programs of TV dedicated to the daily life of people, etc. BlogMail recovers some elements of the previous examples, and rejects or extends others: it recovers the creative value of the electronic correspondence and recognizes the power that the conversations of the day to day have; it recognizes that this way can help ipeople settle down bonds to each other, find support, inspiration or sense for his life through the experience of other people; it assumes that in everything previous there is a political latent power that the social movements can use, and bets for the above mentioned employment, over uses of commercial, sensationalist or morbid character that the mass media stamps on the private life.

Who make possible BlogMail?

BlogMail is made of a heterogenous network of people and technical, social and existential tools. BlogMail is made of our shared experiences, our free and released communication.

BlogMail needs your support

In BlogMail we needed support. There are many ways to support the project, the most valuable donation that you can do is your time, or helping in the programming, writing technical or social documentation, translating, doing to us diffusion, collaborating of the administration and management of our servants, collaborating in the management of our human resources, donating material... Of course we thank for the contribution to the world of your electronic mails and your vital experiences. For any type of collaboration or it asks, sends a mail to blogmail-general AT lists.sourceforge.net