RootsWeb.com operates thousands of genealogy mailing lists. You can subscribe to a mailing list about any of a myriad of genealogy-related topics, then sit back and watch all the information roll into your e-mail in-box. At least, that is the way it is supposed to work.
A message posted yesterday at http://helpdesk.rootsweb.com/form1.html says, "One of our mailing list servers (LISTS5) is partaking in conniptions of a disruptive nature." I guess that is a technical term: "conniptions of a disruptive nature."
The initial problem has been identified and resolved, however, the initial problem caused subsequent problems to digests and the overall fix is going to take a little longer to achieve. Trust us that we don't like the beast being off-line and we are endeavoring to get it back as soon as we can.
The current estimate of the time that the server will be off-line is another day or two.
At this time, please do not contact the HelpDesk if you are not receiving email. We do mean this and the continuing number of messages asking this exact question is staggering. If you are not receiving the email that you expect to receive, odds-on it is due to the server being off-line. If you wish to check your list subscriptions, please visit the normal place Password Central. http://passwordcentral.rootsweb.com/.
Estimated downtime: 1 day(s)