New Mailing List
software causes mix-up
From: Carol Bentley
The past two days I have been receiving emails to and from other people
regarding a Frank somebody [on DearMYRTLE-L).
I have not requested any information about this person and I don't know who he
is. From some of the emails I have received, other people (other than the one
who asked for information) have been receiving the same emails.
Is there something a miss in your email program?
I thought you might want to know about this mix-up.
RootsWeb recently changed the "behind the scenes" software that controls their
29,000+ genealogy mailing lists. The settings for my DearMYRTLE mailing list
(like Cyndi Howells' list) varies from the norm in that we are the only ones
allowed to make postings to our respective mailing lists. I imagine when our
friends at RootsWeb/Ancestry made the change over to the new software, that by
default they created the settings to allow subscribers of a mailing list to make
postings to that list.
I didn't realize that I needed to go in to DearMYRTLE-L's admin page to turn off
that "everyone can post" option. That change was made early this morning. This
should make it so only postings I send to the list will broadcast to all my
Now I have to consider the interface with my RootsWeb DearMYRTLE message board.
Not yet sure if the problem will persist.
Hopefully the action I've taken will put an end to those private postings going
on back and forth between 2 individuals AND simultaneously cross posting to
This problem is not being experienced by the subscribers to my BLOG.
This is the page that explains the process for subscribing & unsubscribing to
both my BLOG and my RootsWeb mailing list:
The info is the same, but I think that the BLOG works better since it
circumvents our email boxes.
Happy family tree climbing!