OK ... spent all last night squashing bugs ... now it's here for prime time!!
Please go into your member profile and select the option to receive mailing list-style notifications. It will give you the ability to read and contribute posts via email ... a la listserv.
Sorry newbies, though ... You need at least 5 posts and over 5 days of being a member, since there's a degree of security risk involved in allowing members to post via email.