AOL will not support Mailing Lists -
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
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:
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
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
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."
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!
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