Myself and @Reception123 have been discussing creating a mailing lists for Miraheze
a) a reduced traffic mailer for downtime / important news / software upgrades etc.
b) a more frequently used mailer that covers everything in a + more news, RfC alerts and community discussion alerts
This would hopefully attract more users to meta and encourage community involvement.
I'm quite happy to help run this and set it up if it's free so I've assigned myself but am open to suggestions