are the two biggest problems facing email users today? Ironically they are:
- spam filters
All sorts of things are being deleted from your in-box. Deletion happens more often on the Plus Edition newsletter because it is longer and is more likely to "trip" some of the spam filters' triggers. However, even the Standard Edition newsletter gets deleted occasionally.
The worst part is that when wanted mail is deleted from your in-box, nobody tells you about it. You don't know what is missing if you don't see it.
So what's an email publisher to do? Rescue the baby, of course! To this end, many newsletters, newspapers, stock market reports, weather reports, and other publishers of periodic information are turning to a new delivery system: RSS. The Washington Post provides 138 RSS news feeds in different 15 categories. The New York Times offers a similar wide variety of RSS news feeds, as does CNN, the BBC, Time Magazine, and dozens of other major news publishers. They have all learned that RSS is much more reliable than e-mail.
Smaller publications have learned the same lesson. I, too, have realized that e-mail delivery is not reliable. As a result, this newsletter is now available in three formats: on the web, in email, and in RSS. The web and RSS are both far more reliable than e-mail.
You can read this newsletter on the web at http://www.eogn.com.
You can obtain an e-mail subscription to the Plus Edition or to the Standard Edition at the same web address if you click on the subscription links found there.
This newsletter is also available in RSS. For those already familiar with RSS and who already have an RSS newsreader, here is the direct URL to use in your newsreader: http://eogn.typepad.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/index.rdf. By using an RSS newsreader, you will never need to be concerned about spam filters again. Every newsletter article will appear in your newsreader shortly after it becomes available, seven days a week. You do not need to wait for the once-a-week e-mail delivery.
Please note that this is a full-content news feed with every word of every Standard Edition article. It is not just a list of headlines and links like you will find on some other news sites.
details about RSS, including an answer to the question "What is RSS?"
and a short list of recommended RSS newsreaders, read the details at http://www.eogn.com/rss-newsreaders.htm.