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From: "Kim Ivey" <>
Subject: RootsWeb and ISP blocking
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 00:59:48 -0500
Since this is an ongoing issue with AOL, you would think that AOL and other
ISPs would know by now that RootsWeb is not a spammer. It shouldn't be that
hard for an ISP to determine that RootsWeb is not a spammer. Oh well....
Leaving the task of unblocking on the shoulders of the customers/users has
only provided a temporary solution. Unless the customers/users, the ISPs,
and RootsWeb work together, I don't think there will be a permanent
solution. As to what that solution is...well....I don't know. The
technical issues such as IP addresses, blocking/filtering programs, etc. are
over my head.
From what I've read on this subject, it sounds like part of the problem
would be RootsWeb users reporting list mail as spam in an attempt to
unsubscribe. There may be something RootsWeb can do about this one. First,
we need to educate subscribers not to report list mail as spam and why
(perhaps add a statement in a tagline or in the subscribe message). Then I
think we need some kind of universal unsubscribe and/or universal e-mail
change method instead of doing it list by list or by contacting an admin.
It would make it easier for everyone....subscribers, individual list admins,
and RootsWeb management. I don't know if this is possible or feasible.
It's just an idea.
In my opinion, changes need to be made in the way sending and receiving
works e-mail works. I mean, shouldn't there at least be a way to
authenticate a sender/IP address/headers?
Kim Ivey <>
List Admin for ATCHLEY-L, GIPSON-L, WALLES-L, SHERIFF-L
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