A mailing list has been established for people performing genealogical research in Story County, Iowa. This list will also be used to announce changes to the Story County IAGenWeb site. When you subscribe to a mailing list, you can send (or as we call it, "post") messages using E-mail which will be distributed to everybody who has subscribed to the list. You will also receive the messages that all other subscribers post.
To subscribe, send an E-mail to IAStory-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org with the word subscribe as the text. You can leave the subject empty. Make sure any signature or taglines are turned off. In return you will receive an E-mail welcoming you to the list and explaining it's use. To unsubscribe send an E-mail to the same address, but place the word unsubscribe in the text.
After you are subscribed, you will receive an E-mail each time somebody posts a message to the list. This is called "mail mode." List traffic is fairly light, so you may want to start out in mail mode.
If the number of E-mails becomes too much for you, you can subscribe in digest mode instead by sending an E-mail to IAStory-Demail@example.com with the word subscribe as the text. You will then receive several postings in a single E-mail, reducing the amount of E-mail received. However, you will not receive them as soon as you would in mail mode. To unsubscribe from digest mode, send an E-mail to the same address, but place the word unsubscribe in the text.
The Story County Mailing List is owned by Rootsweb. While the list can be used only by subscribers, Rootsweb does archive (save) everything posted to the list which can then be searched or read by anybody. It is recommended that you use discretion about the kinds of information posted to the list.