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
Due to technical difficulties, the schedule for converting RootsWeb mailing lists to the new Mailman list system has been changed. The updated schedule is as follows:
Monday, August 28 -- Lists D-F
Tuesday, August 29 -- Lists G-I
Wednesday, August 30 -- Lists J-L
Thursday, August 31 -- Lists M-O
Tuesday, Sept. 5 -- Lists P-R
Wednesday, Sept. 6 -- Lists S-U
Thursday, Sept. 7 -- Lists V-Z
Sept. 8 - 21 -- Non-Archived Lists, Newsgroup Gateways and -I Lists
Any further changes to the timetable will be listed at
the following site: http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/migrate_sched.html
Note that lists A-C have already been converted. Subscribers should see very little difference in the converted lists.
Danielle Brown, ListAdmin for this list
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Some of these lists have ALREADY migrated.
Below is some special information that still applies:
The new RootsWeb mailing list system (Mailman) has gone into effect and will be continuing for the next couple of weeks, staggered alphabetically according to the following schedule:
Thursday, August 17 - Lists A-C
Monday, August 21 - Lists D-F
Tuesday, August 22 - Lists G-I
Wednesday, August 23 - Lists J-L
Thursday, August 24 - Lists M-O
Monday, August 28 - Lists P-R
Tuesday, August 29 - Lists S-U
Wednesday, August 30 - Lists V-Z
You may check this link for any changes to the
While the "migration" of the lists to a new server should process uneventfully for list members, there are a few points that need to be covered:
1. AOL users (and possibly some other ISPs), please check your spam folders, and, if you find list mail held as spam, you will need to be sure to click the *THIS IS NOT SPAM* link to send the list mail to your current mailbox. This will "train" the system to understand that mail from this new server is not spam.
2. If you are subscribed to both L & D mail modes of this list, the new system is not set up to send both
to the same email address. If you want to be subscribed in both modes (many subscribe to both -- regular
mail mode to read and delete and digest to file and save), it will be necessary to use another email address
for your digest mail. It is my understanding that if you are subscribed to the list in both mail modes with
the same address, you will be dropped from the digest list roster, so if this happens to you, please
resubscribe with another address (Yahoo might be a good choice for an alternate email address). This will not effect those who subscribe in either of the mail modes exclusively.
3. If you want to post from more then one account, just send me the addresses of the extra accounts and I
will add them to the Accept List. This means you can *post* from any of those accounts, while *receiving*
the list mail from the one you originally used to subscribe. This feature is handy if you want to post from
work but would prefer not to receive RootsWeb mail at your place of business.
4. The list's email address will change from listnamegoeshere-L(a)rootsweb.com to just plain ole XXX(a)rootsweb.com. However, both addresses will apparently work. SUBSCRIBE and UNSUBSCRIBE messages *must* contain the word "subscribe" or "unsubscribe" in the SUBJECT of the message.
5. In the event you receive an unsubscribe notice and believe it to be in error, please contact me privately
at listnamegoeshere-admin(a)rootsweb.com and I'll correct the problem.
6. Digest subscribers may notice some changes to the list digests. New instructions will be added to the
digests -- please read them. In addition, the digest volume and issue number may be different (out of sequence) from what you had been receiving. If your digests arrive in a different format than you are used to and you would like it changed, contact me privately at the list admin address for this list.
7. If you use email headers to filter list mail to special folders, you will probably need to tweak your filters once the new system begins.
8. If you run into any unusual or confusing occurrences with mail from this list that could possibly be
related to the changeover, let me know.
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As the list administrator for over 70 lists, please bear
with me over the next few weeks as I try to learn how to
use RootsWeb's new programming. I just received the
tutorial today and have not yet had a chance to read
The revised schedule for those updates is now as
follows. It is my understanding that the Gateways from the
message boards will not work from the time the first
lists start getting converted until the time that each
list is actually converted.
Thursday, Aug. 17th -- Lists A - C
Monday, Aug. 21st -- Lists D - F
Tuesday, Aug. 22nd -- Lists G - I
Wednesday, Aug. 23rd -- Lists J - L
Thursday, Aug. 24th -- Lists M - O
Monday, Aug. 28th -- Lists P - R
Tuesday, Aug. 29th -- Lists S - U
Wednesday, Aug. 30th -- Lists V - Z
Aug. 31st - Sept. 15th -- Non-Archived Lists,
Newsgroup Gateways, and -I Lists
It is also my understanding that I will now only be
able to provide one tagline, instead of 10 rotating
taglines as had previously been available. I will choose
to keep the following tagline:
"Posting of non-genealogical-current events, political
opinions, prayers, virus warnings, non-approved
solicitations, chain letters, jokes, poems, non-genealogical
stories, missing children notices, and flames are not
allowed on this list and may be grounds for immediate
removal and exclusion from the list. Questions or
comments about this policy may be directed to your list
administrator, Danielle Brown, at the
following address: dtxn(a)yahoo.com ."
All e-mail addresses have been removed from the
"reject" list in the present programming to prevent them
from automatically converting to the harsher "ban" list
in the new programming. However, I will not hesitate
to re-add e-mail addresses if I see the need to do so
based on infractions of the above-mentioned rules.
Other current taglines which you may want to make note
of are as follows:
Do you need a list of Rootsweb mailing lists to which
you are subscribed?
The 1930 U.S. Census was released to the public in
2002. For further information, visit the following
Visit the "Genealogy Hall of Shame" site for
information about genealogy-related scams!
The Texas Marriages Search Engine 1966 - 2003 and The
Texas Divorces Search Engine 1968 - 2003 can be
accessed through the following sites:
The Texas Births Database 1926 - 1995 and the Texas Deaths
Database 1964 - 1998 can be accessed through the
This list is archived!
This list is also searchable!
Hey -- any questions, gimme a ring at dtxn(a)yahoo.com or reply to this message.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
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