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This mailing list receives posts that are forwarded from the companion
Message Board. This is called the gateway.
Because of the new board system that is now in place those posts now
arrive to the mailing list using the gateway address.
The proper course of action has always been to click the link in the
gateway post and reply on the board but now that method of replying
will become mandatory as there is no way to reply via email to the
board poster--any replies you wish to make MUST be posted on the
Replying to only the LIST will NOT reach the board poster and clicking
REPLY to the gateway post will result in the gateway address bouncing
as it is not a vaild address for receiving mail.
You will recognize posts coming from the message boards by the address
gc-gateway and they also contain the statement:
This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list.
Below this statement there is a link which will take you to the
message board where
you can post your reply.
Any questions or comments please direct them off the list to
Welcome to the LARKINS mailing list!!
PLEASE SAVE THIS INFORMATION so you have it for future reference.
PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE of your fellow list members. Some folks are beginners at computers and some to genealogy. The world is a better place when we are all patient with each other. Personal attacks, criticism, or flaming are never permitted.
HOW DO YOU POST? Send an email to email@example.com
WHAT SHOULD YOU POST?
1. Questions about your ancestors. Give as much detail as you can.
2. Interesting history that is relevant to the list.
3. Genealogy and family history conferences, even if they charge for admission.
4. Genealogy societies should feel free to post about their society and their websites.
5. Book reviews of genealogy books are reasonable to post. A list of books is not, but sharing a good genealogy book you've found is a good idea.
6. Links to personal blogs that are about genealogy. They can be your blog or another. Even if the blog has ads, that is not a problem.
7. New collections on various genealogy sites that are relevant. We don't want advertisements, but if you find an interesting collection on Ancestry, FamilySearch, Library of Congress, or some other site that has relevance to the list, let people know.
WHAT SHOULD BE IN YOUR POST?
1. An informative but concise subject line.
2. When replying to a previous message, be sure to check that the intended recipient's address is showing in the Send To box of your email BEFORE clicking on SEND.
3. Proofread and be sure you want your post public. All posts go in the archives!
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Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and put unsubscribe in the subject and body and nothing else.