Sorry Jeri, but I'm with Shirley on this one. I too am grateful for your wonderful posts and all your work in providing info to the lace and the broader textile community. The problems here, however, are almost certainly with using an AOL email account. AOL is a dinosaur-era system that doesn't have guards against users sending mass junk mailings and scams. As a result many more advanced email systems screen out mailings from AOL, Hotmail, and increasingly Yahoo. A mailing to Arachne is interpreted by many servers as a mass mailing, which it actually is, and gmail (among the most advanced email services) screens all AOL messages. I get very little spam, much less than 1% of my messages, as a result.
I'm afraid the best solution by far would be for you to move to a newer, better email system. I recommend gmail (having used Outlook extensively), but almost anything would be better than AOL, Hotmail, or Yahoo. Were Arachne to move to an even newer service, the problems are likely to be worse. BTW, delays in posting messages, especially long ones, are just as likely to be caused by a delay on the internet itself in a packet that is part of the message, since the message won't be delivered until all packets have been received. That delay could be occurring at any one of millions of servers, most of which are probably newer than the AOL ISP's servers. I vote that Arachne stay with the current system. Nancy Connecticut, USA On Apr 14, 2018 03:59, "Tregellas Family" <endso...@internode.on.net> wrote: ...why would we want to move our wonderful list somewhere else?... On 14-Apr-18 10:06 AM, Jeri Ames wrote: ...Perhaps we should consider how we can update dinosaur-era computer programming... - To unsubscribe send email to majord...@arachne.com containing the line: unsubscribe lace y...@address.here. For help, write to arachne.modera...@gmail.com. Photo site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lacemaker/sets/