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Date:         Tue, 11 Jul 2006 11:27:19 -0400
Reply-To:     Lisa Bliss <blissx3@EARTHLINK.NET>
Sender:       Vanagon Mailing List <>
From:         Lisa Bliss <blissx3@EARTHLINK.NET>
Subject:      Re: Trip advice - northeast - she must not really want advice -
              poor list etiquette
Comments: To: Sam Walters <sam.cooks@VERIZON.NET>
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Sam and others,

Please accept my apologies. I certainly did not mean to inconvenience any one who was kind enough to share information. I failed to anticipate that people would choose to reply to me off-list, since I am not that familiar with the workings of it. I was a member for a while last year and just re-signed up about a week ago when I sent out my messages. My bad for jumping in without understanding the custom of replying to vacation inquiries via pmail.

I should have notified all who might reply to me personally that email from unknown senders is automatically temporarily directed to my Earthlink email filter. I get it regardless of whether the person fills out the little form or not and read through all messages. Strangely, all of my mail from the list is going first into my filter box - the computer must be reading it as sent from the individual rather than the list. I did not have this problem when I was a member before so I am not sure what is going on but if every time someone is posting to the list they are getting this message from my spam filter I will just unsubscribe and when I get back from vacation I will figure out what is going on.

Thanks for taking the time to respond to my query and I apologize for the inconvenience.

Lisa Bliss

-----Original Message----- >From: Sam Walters <sam.cooks@VERIZON.NET> >Sent: Jul 11, 2006 1:57 AM >To: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM >Subject: Re: Trip advice - northeast - she must not really want advice - poor list etiquette > >I read this email from Lisa Bliss asking for travel information for a >family that is in part in my area of the USA. > >So, I sit here and type up a nice little bit of information about some >places this family might go as they try the non-95 route from GA to ME >. I've traveled these areas in MD, VA, WV and PA a good bit and figure >it might be what she wants to know and helpful in someway. > >What do I get but an automated response from a spam blocker that says >she won't get my email unless I fill out some form and get approved to >send her email which can go through to her and she will then decide to read. > >I can't quite believe it. This person sends an email to this list >asking for personal info for her vacation knowing that all the pmail >replies are going to get rejected and that all the senders are going to >be asked to fill out some form that may or may not get us approved to be >among the chosen from whom she might receive email. > >At least she should have had the courtesy to tell us this was going to >happen and to reply to the list rather than having us waste our time if >we sent pmail. > >Virtually all of the replies I got to requests for vacation area info >were pmail. > >And this isn't the only post she has made in the last day or so to the >list asking for help. > >What a trip. > >Maybe she will read this or maybe even the list is blocked by her spam >filter. > >Sam > >-- >Sam Walters >Baltimore, MD > >89 Syncro GL, Zetec Inside >85 Westy Weekender >85 Mercedes Benz 300D Turbodiesel - to become veggie oil powered > >All incoming and outgoing email scanned by >automatically updated copy of Norton AntiVirus.

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