Readers of the Plus Edition newsletter will notice an all-new "look and feel" of the weekly version that arrives in their in-boxes tonight. I am experimenting a bit.
I have been using the same email bulk mailing service for about five years. It has had a few issues and has been very expensive. I have been spending several thousand dollars per year to send the Plus Edition email messages. The new service claims they can deliver the newsletters for about one-tenth the price of the old service. I have my doubts as to how well the service will work at those prices, but the only way to find out is to try it and see for myself.
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The old service was only able to deliver about 90% to 95% of the newsletter email messages. The rest got blocked by spam filters in the receiving mail servers. I am curious if the new, cheaper service can match those numbers.
The new bulk mail service also claims to work well with HTML-formatted email messages, so I am returning to that format. I believe the change will be striking.
As always, your comments are appreciated!
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Here are the articles in this week's Plus Edition newsletter:
On the Road Again, This Time to England
(+) Why Reinvent the Wheel?
(+) Why Do We Care About Digital Image File Formats?
What is an Indirect Descendant?
Reports from NERGC 2011
Ashley Judd on "Who Do You Think You Are?"
Incline Software Releases Free Ancestral Quest Basics
Geni Partners with Progeny Genealogy to Make Charting Easy
Aster Software Releases FamViewer 2.4 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
FamilySearch Selects Tessella to Preserve Digital Archives
Free Access to the Civil War Collection on Footnote.com
U.S. National Archives and Ancestry.com Post Civil War Records Online
FamilySearch Adds 14 Million New Records from Belgium, Canada, Chile, England, Netherlands, Slovakia, South Africa, and the U.S.
1911 Census Records for Scotland Go Online for First Time
Nonprofit Helps Jewish Families Trace Moravian and Bohemian Ancestors
The Papakilo Database of Hawaiian History
Kip Sperry's List of Family History Internet Sites
Is It Time for the Digital Public Library of America?
DNA Shows French Fur Traders Brought TB to Canadian Indigenous Peoples
National Tartan Day
Update: Genealogy Database Identifies Man Living Under an Assumed Identity
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