Mailing Lists: Subscribing

Mailing lists at RootsWeb

There are two versions of each list to choose from:

  • The list form, maillist-L, is for individual messages to be delivered to your e-mail address. As subscribers send messages to the list address, you will receive a copy of each message as a separate mailing. To subscribe send an e-mail message to: list-L-request with one word in the body of the message: subscribe.
  • The digest form, list-D, is for a digest of several accumulated messages to be delivered to your email address. As each subscriber to the list sends messages to the list address, they are put into a digest to be delivered later. The digest is generated approximately once a day and delivered to digest subscribers. This option is handy for people who don't want multiple messages to accumulate in their mail box. To subscribe send an email message to: list-D-request with one word in the body of the message: subscribe.

Once your subscription request has been processed by the SmartList server at Rootsweb, you will receive a welcome note with instructions on how to post messages to the list, how to unsubscribe, and how to contact the list owner if you have any problems.


Mailing address for postings is You must be a subscriber to post to the list. To subscribe send the following to
SUB DEEP-SOUTH-ROOTS-L firstname lastname


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