1.) Everybody who preordered will get his/her FireBee! The machines are waiting for you and get shipped the upcoming weeks and months. Also Bengys machine is waiting for him.
And for the records, we are shipping all the time, slowly but steadily. For example last week another machine arrived in Canada, or 3 months ago the 3rd woman who ever ordered a Firebee got her machine.
2.) It is not "Mathias", it is a project issue! The mailserver problems are there as the IT-guys of the project cannot configure the mailserver correctly, and thus we are again and again at (few) blacklists. So I am writing tons of mails that simply go straight into your spamfolders, or worse get directly discarded by your servers. Also the redirect from atari.org to our server is not configured correctly. Even when it worked for years, the SPF which is needed nowadys to not get on blacklists is not configured correctly. Note; we receive all your mails, but you sometimes don´t read our answers.
Sadly our non commercial efforts did not work, and there are not enough competences for getting the linux machine up as it should. So I decided 2 weeks ago, that the situation is worse enough to move the entire firebee.org mailsystem to a commercial mail-provider. I hope that the transition is done by end of next week. Of course I will inform you as soon as we are finished. In the meantime, check your spamfolders, when you expect a mail form the project!
Additionally atari-home.de cancelled all mail-services with the end of May (most likely because of the new european DSGVO). So you cannot reach the project anymore by the former fallback mailadress acpinfo at atari-home.de! It is gone for 3 days now, like I wrote at the mailinglist (ldv, you should know this!).
So please use acpinfo at firebee dot org to contact us.
And please do not contact Medusa Computer Systems/Fredi Aschwanden directly! It is complicating the process again, as I do all the office work, and Fredi has no overview about the preorders and the past communications with you (even if all 74 ACP members/contributors have in theory all the access and informations to take over my tasks at any time, or read along or answer your mails).
Any more questions?
MegaST 4 with Sounddesigner II MegaBus hardware and 56001, Hades 040, MagiC Mac at Mac OS 9 and a FireBee.