Wednesday, July 07, 2021

To All Who Receive My Posts Via E-Mail

I was recently forced to change e-mail list providers because the old one, Feedburner, went away as of July. This means you are seeing some changes if you subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail.

I struggled to find a provider to meet my needs, who can continue to provide the e-mail service you are used to, and I am still struggling to work out some issues. 

I finally settled on, which is a feed-reader (much like Reddit, I think). Your e-mails from this blog will now show as the sender - these are not spam but the same e-mail list you've been signed up for in the past (unless you are a new subscriber - then, thanks!). The subject line will say Your Newspaper, 8th of July (or whatever the current date is).

If you have been receiving my blog posts by e-mail and want to continue, your e-mail should have been automatically imported to the new service. However, I am hearing of some issues with that, so a few points to be aware of:

  • If you used to receive my blog posts via e-mail and no longer do, just sign up again, using the box at the top of the sidebar "Get new posts by e-mail."
  • Whether you sign up now as a new subscriber or your e-mail was imported from the old list, you may be asked to confirm you want to stay on the list. I've heard this confirmation e-mail is confusing, and I've reported that to the company. Just be sure to click to confirm you want to stay on the list.
  • When you confirm you want to stay on the list, will also ask if you want to follow other feeds they host (including other blogs, news, entertainment, health sites, etc.). You do not have to follow any other feeds in order to continue receiving e-mails from this blog. Just click "unfollow" or don't select any new ones.

I apologize for the confusion. Believe me, I share your frustration! I've been wrestling with this issue for over a month now. But I think we are just about there. To summarize:

From now on, your e-mail updates from this blog will show as the sender.

You MUST confirm you want to stay on the e-mail list when prompted to do so.

You don't have to sign up for any other feeds with

If you want to subscribe to this blog, to receive the posts in your e-mail inbox, just sign up using the box at the top of the sidebar "Get new posts by e-mail."

Thanks for your patience - I can't wait for this to all be sorted out and running smoothly!

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