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
Welcome back to the mailing lists!
I have received some advice, kindly note:
1. You should register with the new Mailman software at Rootsweb.
Go to this URL:
If you already have a user ID and Password, use them. (I didn't.) If they
fail or you do not have an ID, etc. follow the instructions.
Sign In: hit the dropdown by your usrname, and Mailman settings. You should
get a list of all the RootsWeb lists you are subscribed to, or are the
owner of. You can access all your lists from this page and set them up
however you like.
In that list you will see 4 columns :
List Name: click on that to see more information and get to your admin
tools if you are owner or moderator
Subscription Address: if you have added more than one email to your
account, check this column carefully
Roles: subscriber, owner and/or moderator (If it is blank, you have not
confirmed your email with that list)
List-based preferences: clicking on that will allow you to set preferences
for that list. We strongly recommend:
-- Delivery Status: Enabled
-- Delivery mode: either regular or digest, your choice
-- Receive own posting: Yes
-- Acknowledge posts: No
-- Hide address: your choice, read the instructions for more
-- Avoid Duplicates: Yes
You can also set your settings globally, click on Global Mailman
preferences and Address-based preferences
2. With the rollout of the new mailing list software by RW, those addresses
To subscribe, mail should now be sent to
Initial subscriptions are always LIST mode. If DIGEST mode is preferred, it
can be changed by either the subscriber or the listowner under Member
I am sure you can also go to the postorius page linked above as well.