You need to sign in with an address that is used both to send and receive emails. If for some reason your POP3 and SMTP address are different, you will not be able to send to this reflector due to the security features built in. This effects alias addresses such as c a l l @ a r r l. n e t etc. Since the individual emails are not divulged to other members or on any website, it should be safe to share your POP3/SMTP address here.
Also, once you are a member of the list and wish to reply to an incoming message:
Use the default c o o k e n m e m b e r as the reply to address only if you want your reply to go entire list. If you want to send a private response ...say to the originator of a thread.....that is a standard message from you to them....there is no need to use the reflector for that purpose. Depending on the originators mail settings, that address may be included to excluded from the group message. An easy way to do that is to click Forward to that one person instead of clicking reply to.
One problem we have with this reflector is telling your email program that this is a legal address that you do not want replies sent to your spam filter. Since the"opt in" process requires a two way handshake of who is whom, you must be sure your email program will not throw out the first message from reflector just checking to make sure you are who you say and have not mis-typed your address.
You can alleviate that by adding the group address to
your white list ( if you have that feature) or simply addressing a "dummy"
outgoing email to our address before "opting in" as described below:
You should receive a confirmation when your address is added and then you can both send and receive via this address until you opt out. Make sure you reply to the first message the mail program will send you after you change your member status. This part of the handshake to insure that you are you. If you do not receive a reply, please re-read the steps above carefully, opt-out, then repeat the process.
All members are encouraged to use the reflector for cooken business or general QST messages to the member list . Please report any spam you receive addressed to the group postmaster. Your email address will not be divulged anywhere or published on the site. It will be used strictly for group correspondence within the group. However, Your reply to address may be part of you postings depending on your mail program settings. If you wish that to be anonymous, do not include it in your outgoing settings (SMTP side ) for that account. See the setup options for your mail program, COOKEN is not responsible for what your mail program inserts on your messages.
Also, although the User ID "c o o k e n m e m b e r" is the same, this service is entirely separate from KeepandShare.