RootsWeb Mailing List Problems
Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2006 10:56 PM
Subject: [WRITING] Attention Administrator
I think there may be a problem with AOL or RootsWeb. I have not received any
messages from the list since Jan. 19 or Jan. 20.
While I am not administrator of the "Writing" email list, this is perhaps the
most succinctly-worded and least angry query about the problems experienced
since late Thursday of last week.
RootsWeb computers were being transferred to a
different location during this time period. Also AOL has not currently updated
its list to allow RW mailing list items to come through to AOL email boxes.
Anytime you have difficulties such as this, go to
RW to see if there are any known computer issues by visiting:
Two current issues are as follows:
|1 AOL not
taking RootsWeb mail: 2006-01-22
To specifically state the message indicated in
subsequent announcement below.
AOL is blocking RootsWeb email
Since RootsWeb relocated its servers, AOL has stopped receiving RootsWeb
email. RootsWeb applied for fresh whitelisting of its mail servers
overnight Thursday and is awaiting for AOL to undertake the whitelist
AOL mail is still getting through to
For AOL users wishing to keep up with the
email to the mailing lists, please check the threaded list archives
servers being relocated: 2006-01-20 - Update: Friday 20th 0500 MST
We are seeing some mail bound to the ISPs
AOL/WMCONNECT/COMPUSERVE/NETSCAPE and SHAW being held up on RootsWeb
servers pending delivery. We have applied to AOL to update our whitelist
details, and proceeding to do the same with SHAW.
Update: Thursday 19th 2200 MST (aka Friday
20th 0500 GMT) Earlier today (Thursday) RootsWeb's servers were off-line
for planned maintenance. All services are back on-line and are available.
There have been a few reports of delayed
mail delivery. Such reports are not unexpected due to how ISPs receive and
manage mail and in light of their spam defenses. This may take up to a day
or two for systems to resolve. RootsWeb will be monitoring mail delivery
and we ask for your patience while this resolves.
SO, DearREADERS, give it another day or so.
As an old AOL coder, I'd say nothing much will happen from "inside AOL" over the
weekend to correct issues. As a precaution, ol' Myrt here didn't send out any
columns during this time. So NOT TO WORRY, you didn't miss anything.
Myrt's columns are also available as a BLOG,
webpage, and RSS feed, so there are many methods for "getting the word out." At
any given point (perhaps once or twice a year) each of these methods of delivery
is interrupted by similar issues. Its not a perfect world, but technology sure
has made great strides that help genealogical researchers.
Happy family tree climbing!