Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb will be discontinued. Users will no longer be able to send outgoing emails or accept incoming emails. Additionally, administration tools will no longer be available to list administrators and mailing lists will be put into an archival state.
Administrators may save the emails in their list prior to March 2nd. After that, mailing list archives will remain available and searchable on RootsWeb
Good Morning All,
RootsWeb is in the process of switching over to new upgraded list
management software. It is my expectation that this list will be migrated
over to the new system sometime on Monday.
For list subscribers, the changeover should be smooth. The changes
primarily involve the administration tools that keep the list running
The list name is changing from _EIGS-RootsWeb-L(a)rootsweb.com_
to just EIGS_-RootsWeb(a)rootsweb.com_ (mailto:EIGS-RootsWeb@rootsweb.com) .
So you may subscribe or unsub by sending your request to:
_EIGS-RootsWeb-request(a)rootsweb.com_ (mailto:EIGS-RootsWebfirstname.lastname@example.org) with
one exception. If you wish to subscribe in Digest mode you must send your
subscribe request to
(mailto:EIGS-RootsWeb-Demail@example.com) . You may also continue sending your requests as you always
have--either will work. The word SUBSCRIBE or UNSUBSCRIBE must be included in
the subject and may also be included in the message body.
Digest subscribers will notice some changes to the list digests. New
instructions will be added to the digests -- please read them. In
digest volume and issue number may be different (out of sequence) from
you had been receiving. If your digests arrive in a different format
you are used to and you would like it changed, contact me privately at
the list admin address: EIGS-RootsWeb-admin(a)rootsweb.com unusual or
confusing occurrences with mail from this list that could possibly be related
to the changeover, let me know. I will try very hard to work out all
If you use email headers to filter list mail to a special folder in your
email program you may need to check whether your filters will need
tweaking under the new system.
If you previously subscribed to the list in both L and D modes using the
same email address you will find that you are no longer subbed in Digest
mode. The new software doesn't permit the same address to be subbed in
both L and D modes. Therefore, if you wish to receive both modes, you
will need to
subscribe to the digests using a different email address.
Please continue to send your queries, data, and responses to the list as