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    1. Update on List Migration
    2. Nancy
    3. Everyone, The Rootsweb list migration is proceeding, albeit somewhat slowly and a bit behind schedule. I administrate twenty lists and, so far, only my A - C lists have changed over. I'm getting a better understanding of the new system and there are a few things that you'll need to know about. First, after your list has migrated, the address you'll use to post will no longer be, for example, Instead it will be with no "L." I'll let you know when the move has been accomplished because, although Rootsweb is supposed to be sending out "Welcome" letters to subscribers as the lists are changed, not everyone is receiving them. For those of you who crosspost, you will no longer be able to use the "BCC" function when sending messages to Rootsweb; however, you may still send posts to more than one list by using either "To" or "CC" with no difficulty. Some of you subscribe to BOTH the individual and digest mode of the same list, with Mailman, this will no longer be possible; you'll need to choose one or the other. The system will automatically choose one for you, if you'd prefer the other, just let me know and I'll fix that for you. AOL is presenting some problems. If you use AOL, you'll need to check your spam folders to make sure no messages are being diverted. Also, for AOL users, the format of your digest messages may change, if you prefer the former format, just let me know and I can adjust it. Rootsweb is working diligently with AOL to try to get issues worked out as they develop. Some of you may not be aware of this, but AOL Rootsweb subscribers have their own list, where various problems are discussed and you may find answers to questions, not only about this, but other AOL difficulties pertaining to mailing lists: I am trying to keep my own posts on this subject down to a minimum and, IF all goes smoothly, the only other post you will receive from me will be one that advises that the move of a particular list has been accomplished, so you'll know when to begin using the new address. For the BALDRIDGE, CARMICHAEL, CATES and CAPE FEAR SCOTS list members among you, be advised that those lists have been moved. From now on, I will only send posts to specific lists as they migrate. Let me know if you experience any problems. Nancy Nancy,

    08/19/2006 05:58:09