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From: Valorie Zimmerman <>
Subject: Re: [LO] Re: blocking rootsweb
Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2006 15:57:47 -0700
References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> <066401c6a3a7$cbdb9870$31bf4454@n8897a27c04bd4>
Rootsweb is more than happy to work with reasonable ISPs. However, you can see
why they would not chase off after every ISP who used a crappy spamblocker.
Andrew has always been there for us. I've never heard of a case where the ISP
asked RW to contact them, and it was not worked out favorably.
On Sunday 09 July 2006 3:34 pm, Rob wrote:
> The problem with this course of action is that the ISP then ask you to have
> the system administrator of the ISP that is being blocked contact them, in
> this case RW's sys admin
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Valorie Zimmerman" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Sunday, July 09, 2006 11:21 PM
> Subject: Re: [LO] Re: blocking rootsweb
> > On Sunday 09 July 2006 1:12 pm, you wrote:
> >> I got a private reply saying Rootsweb doesn't do anything about an ISP
> >> blocking them but it sure seems to me that they did when it was AOL
> >> blocking list messages. It doesn't really make sense to me that they
> >> don't care if ISPs block them.
> > That isn't the point, Cheryl. If an ISP is blocking Rootsweb, RW
> > contacting is
> > unlikely to make any difference. What IS effective is the paying customer
> > of
> > the ISP insisting that they be allowed to get the email that they want.
> > By sending the info to RW, you are sending it to the wrong entity. Send
> > it to the injured ISP customer, and let them handle it.
> > Valorie