This newsletter switched to a daily publication on the World Wide Web a couple of years ago. However, the e-mail notices have remained in the old fashioned weekly format, which never seemed right to me. Standard Edition subscribers have always received one e-mail per week, even though new articles are being posted daily. The weekly e-mails often contained notices that were six or seven days old.
I am now changing that. Standard Edition subscribers will now receive brief, daily updates. You will now always receive the latest news.
Your subscription price remains the same as before: free.
There will be no change in the web version: all Standard Edition articles will continue to be available online at http://www.eogn.com. The Plus Edition delivery system also is not changing at this time.
I am switching to a different bulk mailing service for the Standard Edition newsletter. The new service promises to be cheaper for me while simultaneously offering several new features that have not been available before. I have been testing it for about a week, sending newsletter articles to several e-mail addresses that I own. I like the new format and hope that you will also.
The new method will send much shorter e-mail messages, but will do so daily. You will receive the same amount of information every week, but the stories will be more up-to-date when you receive them.
If there is a day with no new articles, you will not receive an e-mail message that day.
The new method will consist of newsletter articles with very few extra "boilerplate" words. This will be a change from the previous weekly e-mails: I am deleting most of the "extra wording" at the beginning and end of each e-mail notice. These new updates will be very brief. As Joe Friday used to say, "Just the facts, ma'am. Nothing but the facts."
The new, shorter messages should also be able to sneak past spam filters better than did the lengthy e-mails that have been sent in the past. Many subscribers never received the past e-mail notices because spam filters often falsely determined that the lengthy newsletter messages were spam mail. The new, shorter messages should improve that.
The delivery process obviously is brand new and may require a bit of "tweaking": in the first week or two. Do not be surprised if the format changes a bit from day to day as I learn to optimize the settings.
As always, you can cancel your subscription at any time with just a couple of mouseclicks, should you wish to do so. As always, information about canceling your subscription is given at the end of every newsletter e-mail you receive.
If you are not yet a subscriber to the FREE Standard Edition of Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter (EOGN), you might want to try it now. If so, you can sign up at http://www.eogn.com.
Of course, I recognize the importance of subscribers' privacy and will never - under any circumstance - rent, sell, exchange, or in any way make your information available to third parties. I also will not flood your in-box with messages.
- Dick Eastman