Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
To address the concerns some of you sent us regarding being
spammed by the purveyors of Family Base:
1. The JewishGen list of subscribers is available to no one!
We neither sell, nor allow anyone but our own administrators who
have a "need to know" access to this list.
2. Because JewishGen is mirrored to the newsgroup
soc.genealogy.jewish which is accessible to the world, when you
post a message your email address becomes available to any
company willing to invest in the software to capture email
address >from a particular newsgroup.
This is one of the primary reasons we are interested in raising
enough funds to enable us to operate a private newsgroup on our
Lyris listserver. Then and only then will names and email
addresses be protected >from people who want to sell you programs
and other genealogically related materials.