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
As you may have noticed, messages have started flowing on RootsWeb mailing lists following the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on Ancestry. The Help Desk personnel have not posted a status message on the Help page (http://rootsweb.custhelp.com/) nor has staff let administrators know what's going on with the mailing lists, so we don't know what has happened with messages that were sent to the lists but not delivered over the last week and a half. Am keeping my fingers crossed that messages that went astray during the outage will eventually be distributed.
Until we know that everything is copasetic, it would be wise to keep copies of messages you send to the lists in your email Sent folder and double-check that the messages actually reached the list by checking that you received list copies or that there's copies in the list's archives.
Thanks for your patience.