reminders on Spam-barrier e-mail programs #scandinavia

Carol W. Skydell <cwskydell@...>

As spam proliferates throughout the internet, more and more people are
subscribing to e-mail programs that create a spam barrier, requiring the
sender of the message to validate who they are so that the recipient will
accept the message.

While we understand and commisserate, in our case the cure may be worse
than the disease.

JewishGen does not have the financial resources to come up with a program
that will automatically validate our messages nor do we have the volunteers
in place to do this manually on our and your behalf.

Since JewishGen's lists are opt in-opt out, (e.g. subscribers have
**requested** messages >from our mailing lists), JewishGen should not be put
in the position of performing any additional funcitons. When you
subscribe to an e-mail service that will request validation >from the sender
we request that you make it known to that service that any mail coming to
you from or is mail you have requested. You may
want to go even further and identify which lists will be sending you mail.

Outside of that, there is no guarantee that you will receive any of the
posts >from the mailing lists you are subscribed to, nor will you be able to
receive responses >from the JewishGen help desks.

How you will deal with mail >from people previously unknown to you and
possibly containing valuable information regarding your genealogical
research is something you may want to weigh carefully ***before*** you
sign up with a program that creates any kind of e-mail barrier.

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects

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