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[AV Media Matters] More on moving the list....
I just learned that the list management software at Stanford does not
currently support a Moderated List (this is a moderated list - where
each message needs to get approved before it is posted). My intention is
to keep this list as a moderated list - there are several reasons for
this - most of them are to keep the quality of the list high and the
traffic low - so you do not get "I am on vacation" postings and false
replies and many other extraneous types of traffic. I have been told
that they will be changing their software sometime in the 6 to 12 month
timeframe. For this reason I think that it is wise to continue with
Topica until I can move the list and run it in the same fashion as it is
The bad news is of course issues relating to Topica software problems
(mostly it seems that people sometimes get unsubscribed for no reason)
and spam issues. Fortunately there has not been a spam problem with our
list (largely due to it being moderated and my stopping it before you
see it), but that is not the case with other lists - and as a result I
have been told that Topica run email is filtered out at several
organizations because SPAM has been transmitted by Topica servers.
Occasionally I have been told that people cannot receive the list, or
that it is filtered by their organizatons spam filter. The easy solution
to this is for any people who have this problem to simply get a free
email account at Yahoo or Hotmail and enroll from this new account. It
does of course mean that you have to check this account as well, but it
does allow you to be enrolled on this list.... so in the meantime that
is what will happen. As always, open to all suggestions and comments.
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