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
Beginning Monday, 10 June 2002, RootsWeb will begin the complex and
time-consuming process of upgrading our servers to new hardware.
o What does this mean for you? Well, it means some servers will be
unavailable during this time unavailable and we are asking for your
For up-to-date information about the different resources, you can
visit http://helpdesk.rootsweb.com/ as the move progresses.
o List Administrators: When the time comes to move list servers,
we will be halting operation on the machine to complete the move.
We expect to have the machines down the least amount of time
possible. No mail will be sent from or posted to your mailing
lists. We do not expect to lose any messages.
o Board Administrators: Nothing, unless your board happens to be
gatewayed to a mailing list then the information for list
o Web Pages: FTP will be down so that changes can't be made to
pages until everything is working correctly on the new servers.
There will be a short time that the pages will not be available as
the transfer takes place.
Thank you for your patience and understanding while we go through a
few "growing pains."
RE: IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM ROOTSWEB.
Starting today (Monday, 6/10) and extending over several days,
RootsWeb is going to be moving the list servers and other machines.
No messages sent are expected to be lost, but the lists will be
down for a while when it happens.
PLEASE don't post "why aren't I getting mail" during that time .
. . you will when it comes back up, and you don't want half of it to be
everyone on the list asking why aren't they getting mail.
If you have trouble reaching other RW servers this week, it's
probably for the same reason; try again in an hour or two or three . . .
Gail Meÿer Kilgore
Casa Grande, AZ