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AOL will not support Mailing Lists - Part One

DearREADERS,
Thank-you for your emails about the recent announcement that America Online will no longer support incoming mailing list postings. You can still make a post, but you won't be able to read the posting or any responses via your AOL email. I will send out several subsequent emails describing alternatives, so you can continue using mailing lists (such as those at RootsWeb) to exchange genealogy information with other researchers.

BASICALLY, this means you AOL members and will have to think of an alternative email service. My next email will offer some suggestions.

UPDATE:
DO NOT CONFUSE THIS PROBLEM WITH THE FACT THAT ROOTSWEB INCOMING MAILING LIST SERVERS ARE CURRENTLY DOWN. See: http://helpdesk.rootsweb.com/ 
"Mail Lists: 2005-02-06
Our inbound mail server is down. This means ALL email bound for RootsWeb address (mailing lists and staff) and USGenWeb addresses will (should) be held at your ISP awaiting our server reappearing. Our system administrators are working on the server, however, it is taking its time recovering through disk checks. No accurate time of reappearance (we are talking hours, not days). We apologize for the inconvenience. Est. downtime: 1 day(s)


For Further Reading:

  • URGENT:  50 of Your Closest Friends "Oh my. I do believe we are witnessing Google's move on disgruntled AOLers. But how can you get this free email service with 1-gigabyte of storage?"
  • URGENT: AOL will not support Mailing Lists - Part Two "...you can "Browse" and "Search" RootsWeb mailing list postings that were normally delivered to your AOL email box. Simply go to...
  • URGENT: AOL will not support Mailing Lists - Part Three "Using any of these suggestions means you will still "sign online" with AOL, but you'll minimize AOL, and open up your web browser to go to the free email service you select."
  • URGENT: AOL will not support Mailing Lists - Part Four "If you wish to leave AOL, here are some of my thoughts. They are by no means ALL the alternatives, but let's just get some concrete ideas on the table for our AOL friends."

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt      :)
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