Since April 23, 1999, Brigada has shipped out via GoogleGroups (or its predecessor, “egroups”) and through YahooGroups. These services were the best we had at the time and, in many ways, they’ve served us well. But there are now better ways to send and receive email newsletters like Brigada Today. Can you believe it — next week we’re finally going to take the plunge. Beginning with the Oct. 1st edition of Brigada Today, we plan to use iContact and, along with it, a new sending email address — You would do us a big favor if you would please add that email address ( to your email client’s address book. In this way, you’ll minimize the chance that next week’s email (and those thereafter) will be considered spam.