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    1. IMPORTANT - List Admin Message - PLEASE READ!
    2. John Ball
    3. Admin Notice ------------------- To subscribers to the following Mailing Lists: WLS-Breconshire WLS-Montgomeryshire WLS-Radnorshire Dear Listers Tomorrow, Wednesday 13th September, is 'Migration Day' for this mailing list -- the day on which RootsWeb is scheduled to migrate the List to the new Mailman list management system. We do not know at what time the changeover will occur, merely that it is scheduled for some time tomorrow. The migration process for Lists whose names begin with A to U (e.g. Dyfed, Glamorgan, Monmouthshire, and Powys) has already taken place. In some cases the changeover has not been as trouble-free as one would have hoped, but let's cross our fingers and hope that like the Powys List, the migration of this List goes smoothly. As a List member, you should have received an e-mail notification directly from RootsWeb a few weeks ago, but in case you missed it a copy is appended to the bottom of this e-mail. Please read it and take note of the changes to the List addresses. You may wish to check the Powys Mailing List website ( for a reminder of how mailing lists work. If you substitute the name of this list for Powys, where appropriate, the information and addresses given on the website will be correct and up to date. Should any messages be posted to this List after the migration has taken place, you may notice some differences, especially if you are subscribed to the List in Digest mode. By default, Listers subscribed in Digest Mode will receive each digest as a continuous plain text message. If you wish to receive your digest as an e-mail bearing its messages as separate attachment, you will need to request this by writing directly (off list) to the appropriate list adminstrator at one of the following addresses: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] If you are currently subscribed under the same email address to both Mail Mode and Digest Mode, you will no longer receive any Digests because the new system does not allow the same address to be subscribed in both modes. Kind regards John Ball and Julie Preston [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Joint Administrators - BRE/MGY/RAD (& Powys) RootsWeb mailing lists ----- Original Message ----- From: <[email protected]> To: <[email protected]> Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2006 12:44 AM Subject: RootsWeb Mailing Lists are being Updated Dear RootsWeb mailing list subscriber, We are excited to announce that in the coming weeks, the mailing lists will be moving to a new list management system. Why? The new list management system offers updated technology, better spam control, and more efficient hosting of the lists. When? All the lists won't be updated all at once. In fact, once we start it will take us about two weeks to complete the process. We've posted the additional details about the update and a current update schedule at the link below. This page can also be found by following the link found on If there are any changes to the schedule, we'll update this page to let you know. How will it Affect You? Your current subscription(s) will automatically transfer to the new system so there will be no need to re-subscribe to your list(s), however, because the sending and receiving of list email will be handled by a new system, you may notice a few changes to your list(s). Digest subscribers will notice a small difference in the layout, volume and issue numbers of the list digests. The "-L" is being dropped from the "official" list name. This means the "from" address your mailing list emails come from will be slightly different- [email protected] vs. the current [email protected] You may have to adjust your spam filters or put the new address on your "accept" list to prevent it from being caught in your "junk" folder. This sounds like a big change, but it doesn't have to change the way you use the list. Here's why: - You will still be able to send messages to the list using the "[email protected]" email address you use today. Additionally, you can choose to drop the "-L" and send your messages to [email protected] Both addresses will work after the list has been migrated. - You will still be able to subscribe and unsubscribe to the mail or digest mode by sending your request to [email protected] or [email protected] as you do today. You will also be able to unsubscribe from the mail or digest mode by sending your "unsubscribe" message to [email protected] The tools that list administrators use to manage their list will also be changing. If you are a list admin, you will be contacted in an additional email on Monday with more details and a link to a tutorial. We're excited about the improvements to the lists because we feel confident that they will ensure that the mailing lists continue to run smoothly for years to come. We appreciate your patience while we make this transition and hope that the RootsWeb mailing lists will continue to be a valuable tool in your genealogy research. Thanks, The Rootsweb Staff ********************************************** You received this message from RootsWeb as a one-time email notification of upcoming changes to the mailing list(s) you subscribe to.

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