I think you've done great--sticking the instructions on every
page! Maybe put the line that says for subscription, unsub, etc. at the
top of the page instead of the bottom--otherwise, I don't see how you could make
it any clearer!
Having said that, I would interested in
connecting with anyone who has information about or is a descendant of the
1) Colin Sinclair who died in Richmond or
Robeson County, North Carolina between 1790-1800.
2) Elias Sinclair who was taxed in Richmond
County, NC in 1793.
3) John Sinclair taxed in
Bladen County, NC in 1784 and in the Bladen, NC census of 1790.
Thanks to all!
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>I do not want to
remove myself from this list. However, I have had
>removing myself from other lists that weren't what I
thought they were. My
>experience may not apply to this
It applies, as one among several related
>Sometimes when we subscribe to a list, the server or
>computer terminology) that sorts and sends us
our mail actually has a
>different address than what we see.
Periodically the computer techie or guru
>or system administrator
makes a subtle change in that technical address. The
to clarify here that I believe you're referring to the
administrator with the subscriber's ISP or company. I don't
address on the list without asking.
keeps sending the subscriber info which the 'thing-ma-bob' recognizes
>no longer the current address but is smart enough to internally
>address so the subscriber keeps getting mail without
knowing that the subtle
>difference even exists. The problem
arises when the subscriber attempts to
>unsubscribe and sends the
appropriate message to the list. The list 'thing-
find the subscriber's internal numeric address on its list.
>gist of this long winded explanation is that it often takes some
>through all that gobble-do-gook at the end of your message
to determine how
>the list recognizes the subscriber and to mail the
request to unsubscribe with
>an explanation to that effect.
do sometimes see that kind of problem. It's usually fairly easy to
We also sometimes see the related phenomenon when a subscriber
change an address for this or another reason. The only
tricky part is
that the list owner (me, in this case) can't necessarily
address the list subscriber wants to use to subscribe, so
subscriber has to say which. The easiest way to say which is
unsubscribe with the old address and resubscribe with the new
>I am quite confident that I have confused and confounded as
many readers as
>possible. It was not my intent,
but......maybe I have helped somebody.
The kind of problem
that I was noting was when someone simply doesn't
follow the instructions
at all. I really don't know how to make the
obvious for this list. I'm already cluttering up
every message with
them. Since even that apparently isn't sufficient,
I'm thinking of
trimming the appended headers and footers to reduce
If anybody does think of a better idea, please let me
In the meantime, back to our regularly scheduled
and the like.
>Connie in Missouri
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