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I couldn't understand what was happening. In next half hour I received 50 unsubscribers. I checked list to see what was going on. In my mind only name on list I was sending to was mine.
When I pulled up my ftp program, last weeks list was on it. I went to my software to change list but it wouldn't change. The only thing that would cause it not to change was if chmod settings had changed. They did. I had sent my 'test' to my list as it was last week.
The upgrade on server had reset all settings to everything in my cgi-bin. After it was all said and done, I lost over 200 subscribers. My host is aware of problem and have done a number of good things for my site, so I see no need to move. The real goal of this article is to make web owners aware of checking their site frequently.
Though program I use is unusual in that mailing list can change in cgi-bin, I had other programs that users brought to my attention were not working. What this means is that as a website owner, you have to check your site all time. Don't trust that it works.
Dale Sexton owns & operates 'PageCrafters.net', & publishes 'Small Business Tools magazine'. Both focus on tools & tips for small business. mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Sign up for 'SBT magazine' at: http://pagecrafters.net/newsletter.html