changes to rootsweb mailing lists
from my email (many copies):-
Dear RootsWeb mailing list subscriber,
We are excited to announce that in the coming weeks, the RootsWeb.com
mailing lists will be moving to a new list management system.
The new list management system offers updated technology, better spam
control, and more efficient hosting of the lists.
All the lists won't be updated all at once. In fact, once we start it
will take us about two weeks to complete the process. We've posted the
additional details about the update and a current update schedule at the
This page can also be found by following the link found on
http://lists.rootsweb.com. If there are any changes to the schedule,
we'll update this page to let you know.
How will it Affect You?
Your current subscription(s) will automatically transfer to the new
system so there will be no need to re-subscribe to your list(s),
however, because the sending and receiving of list email will be handled
by a new system, you may notice a few changes to your list(s).
Digest subscribers will notice a small difference in the layout, volume
and issue numbers of the list digests.
The "-L" is being dropped from the "official" list name. This means the
"from" address your mailing list emails come from will be slightly
different- ListName@rootsweb.com vs. the current
ListName-L@rootsweb.com. You may have to adjust your spam filters or
put the new address on your "accept" list to prevent it from being
caught in your "junk" folder.
This sounds like a big change, but it doesn't have to change the way you
use the list.
- You will still be able to send messages to the list using the
"ListName-L@rootsweb.com" email address you use today. Additionally, you
can choose to drop the "-L" and send your messages to
ListName@rootsweb.com. Both addresses will work after the list has been
- You will still be able to subscribe and unsubscribe to the mail or
digest mode by sending your request to ListName-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org
or ListName-Demail@example.com as you do today. You will also be
able to unsubscribe from the mail or digest mode by sending your
"unsubscribe" message to LISTNAMEfirstname.lastname@example.org
The tools that list administrators use to manage their list will also be
changing. If you are a list admin, you will be contacted in an
additional email on Monday with more details and a link to a tutorial.
We're excited about the improvements to the lists because we feel
confident that they will ensure that the mailing lists continue to run
smoothly for years to come.
We appreciate your patience while we make
this transition and hope that the RootsWeb mailing lists will continue
to be a valuable tool in your genealogy research.
The Rootsweb Staff