Dear List Members: This is a List Administration message, please read this. In the past several days, we have had more than one user of this list use an anti-spam service that has resulted in every member of this list recieving notices to confirm that messages posted to the list are not spam. This is unacceptable in several ways. First, in my opinion it is not up to the sender of any message to confirm that the message they send is spam or not; it is the responsibility of the receiver to determine what they consider spam and filter their own messages accordingly. More importantly, the confirmation messages themselves could be considered a form of spam. While not commercial advertising, and therefore technically not spam, they never the less are annoying unsolicited messages. This list is vehemently anti-spam, and it is good that list members are trying various ways to reduce or eliminate spam. Unfortunately in trying to do a good thing some members are inadvertently doing a bad thing too. I have no choice but to state that anyone who uses an anti-spam service and does not properly configure that service to correctly allow list traffic through will be removed from the list until such time as list messages are properly handled by the service. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding about this. Ron Allen List Owner For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.