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  • To: Ginda Fisher <>, North American Fruit Explorers <>
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] maybe a "malicious" message?
  • Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 18:53:49 -0300

Actually there are two wholly independent organisations involved here. The
ibiblio list is
hosted by the Univ. of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, who host many hundreds
of "public
interest" lists, including this one. Despite the name, this listserv
actually has no official
connection to NAFEX. NAFEX, on the other hand, has their own (newly created)
complete with forums, and all the paraphenalia of modern websites. It also
includes the
periodic issues of Pomona. This website does require membership in NAFEX to
many parts of it. Ginda is right that membership in NAFEX can be purchased
in 1,2,or 3 year
terms. It is very possible that messages about renewal are indeed coming
from NAFEX, and
refer to NAFEX membership. Look at the sender address. (Yes, this can be
spoofed, but if it
says "nafex", it very probably is NAFEX.) You can renew your NAFEX
membership on-line
through the jazzy new NAFEX website. The iblio listserv, (this one), does not
require either
membership in NAFEX, nor renewal.

> I got a similar note.
> We used to be able to buy membership for 1, 2, or 3 years. I wouldn't
> be surprised if it's time for me to resubscribe.
> You don't need to be a member to be on this mailing list, but being a
> member supports the organization, and I guess it still gets you access
> to the online Pomona and maybe there's still an annual hardcopy
> publication? Also, members get invited to the annual meeting (or they
> used to, when they got Pomona mailed to them) and can borrow books
> from the NAFEX library. I haven't yet followed the link, but I am
> pretty sure it is legit.
> Ginda

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