For those of you that have been part of the Snort community for awhile, you know that the best place to go for help with your Snort installation, rule writing, even to keep tabs on the development of Snort, has been the mailing lists.
When Snort's downloads were hosted on Sourceforge, (which we stopped doing at Snort 220.127.116.11), adding yourself to one of our four mailing lists was part of the experience. So we wanted to make it simple for new users to add themselves to the mailing list, and get help with their installation and usage of Snort.
As a new feature, when a new user is created on Snort.org, we give you the option of subscribing to one (or all) of our mailing lists. You will still have to confirm your subscription, just like any other user, but hopefully this should help people find our list, archives, and the growing community of Snort users.
With over 1,000 new signups a week on Snort.org, we hope that people will join our lists and participate with some of our more seasoned veterans! We also hope that our seasoned veterans will help out the new guys, remember, we were all beginners once.