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Subject: info. from list admin
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 06:08:44 EST
Well.... in a few days we will all be enjoying Christmas in our own way. I
do hope all of you have a wonderful holiday.
However, before the holidays hit I would like to visit about a couple of
First of all - the busy holiday season often makes it harder for us to keep
up with our e-mail. Sometimes mail boxes get full and messages begin to
bounce. I am starting to see some of that already on the various lists I
admin. So you might want to keep a check on your mail boxes just in case.
Also.... something called challenge software. This type of software is used
by folks in attempt to decrease spam. It works well for them but often
doesn't work well with mail lists. There are several different titles of
this software out there - SpamCop, QuickCop, etc.
I just received one from SpamCop. Basically the idea is that you have just
tried to send a message to someone using their service. For that message and
future messages to go through you have to respond to that SpamCop e-mail and
verify who you are, etc. Then, future messages you send to that person will
go through. Problem is - this e-mail that I received did not tell me the
of the person using SpamCop. So there is no way I can track that to a list
subscriber (or a friend for that matter). It also means that I don't know
who I am responding to and therefore am not given the choice of whether or
want my address on their "approved list" or not. List admins tend to see a
lot of this. So... bottom line is that I don't respond to those type of
messages. If you are planning on using this type of software then please make
configure it correctly to receive mail from the mail lists.
Thanks for listening to my muttering...<g> and again, I hope each of you have
a wonderful holiday. This holiday more than any other often brings us the
chance to visit with family and I hope that each of you has that opportunity.
Take care and travel safely to and from your holiday destinations.