August 11, 2007
RAO Bulletin MSN/Hotmail subscriber Verification
This message only applies to those who are MSN or Hotmail subscribers to the RAO Bulletin.
At present my directory shows 2,391 MSN and 4,951 Hotmail subscribers. Sometime in early 2007 MSN & Hotmail apparently modified their spam filtering systems, programming them to prevent their users from receiving this twice monthly Veteran newsletter. Most likely due to its size since most can receive smaller messages like this. Based on input to date I estimate only about 30% of these subscribers continue to receive their Bulletins. Hundreds have sent me emails asking why they can no longer receive it. The only thing I can suggest if your Bulletin has stopped is to try the below adjustments to your computer setup and either request a test Bulletin be forwarded or wait to see if you get the 15 AUG Bulletin. If you do not, you can call MSN/Hotmail but no one that I am aware of so far has been able to convince them to pass the Bulletin through their spam filters if the below settings do not work.
- Place firstname.lastname@example.org on what they call your Safe List. The
"Safe List" can be accessed via the "Options" link situated to the far
right of the main menu tabs.
- Click Options.
- On the left side of the page - click Mail - and then click Junk
- Click Safe List.
- Type the address or domain (a domain is the part of an e-mail address
that follows the @ sign) from which you always want to receive
messages and then click Add.
- NOTE: Hotmail's "safe list" often does not work.
If you no longer desire to receive the bulletin or if you did not receive the 1 AUG Bulletin and have no alternate email addee for me to use request you click the “unsubscribe” option below. Those with no alternate email addee can refer to http://post_119_gulfport_ms.tripod.com/rao1.html on the 2nd & 16th of each month to read the bulletin.
If you do desire to continue to receive the Bulletin and did not receive the 1 AUG Bulletin request you forward me an alternate email addee by clicking the COA option below and entering your replacement email addee.