Date Sent: September 28, 2011
Subject: Member's Only Email List Transitioning to New Home
From: John Bondon
I have decided that the long standing Member's Only email list is going away. At least in the sense I will be shutting it down and deactivating it from my server. But fear not, it is not dying but merely transitioning to a new home.
I have decided to move the Member's Only Email list to Google Groups. Essentially it would not be much different from the way it functions now. The old email address will no longer work, though, and you will have to re-subscribe to the email list via Google Groups. But the main difference for me, is I will no longer have to spend time maintaining it.
Google Groups also offers the option to post such messages to a web site archive. Or you could post via the web page rather than via email.
If you no longer wish to be part of the optional Member's Only Email Discussion list, you do not need to take further action. The current (former) email list will be deactivated on October 10th, 2011. After that date, emails to the old Member's Only Email Discussion list will be rejected.
Keep in mind that this change has nothing to do with the Weekly RSVP emails you receive each Wednesday from me (like this one!). Those emails only I send out and those will remain. The email list I am referring to that I will no longer offer on my own server is the optional list that allows members themselves to send emails to each other. That email list will now be managed by Google Groups. I will not be subscribing anyone to the new list. Even if you are a member of the existing Member's Only list. If you wish to continue being part of the Member's Only discussions, you will have to subscribe yourself to the new Google Group.
To join the new EBCHG Google Group simply send an email to: [email protected]
or signup via the web page at http://groups.google.com/group/east-bay-casual-hiking-group
Be sure to follow the instructions in the email that is returned back to you to confirm your desire to join this new email list.
Hope to see you there!
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