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WordPress Announcement List: Emails (5 posts)

  1. plainsman
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've wondered about this, but never asked. I saw this post to the forums that really does not answer my questions - nor those of the person that posted this request:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/75479?replies=7

    Throughout the support forums (on every page), there is a signup box for the "Announcement List:" emails.

    I have signed up for that list at least twice. Honestly, I do not ever remember receiving a single email. I've checked the spam folders, too, just in case it somehow got tagged. But, I don't know what the address it originates from is, so I'm not sure if I'm searching for the right thing.

    Is the list used? Has it ever been used? Was it used to announce 2.2?

    If so, how may I assure my email address is on the list?

    The address it comes from would help so that I may flag it as an important email I should check. And, to make sure it never gets tagged as spam, will someone please share the "From:" email address for the list?

    I want this kind of announcement because I, and many others I know, typically mod the admin area to use other RSS feeds, not the WordPress development blog feeds.

    That email announcement list will make it much easier to keep up with security issues and new version releases.

    Thank you.

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Why not just use that feed some where else so you can keep up with that news?

    http://wordpress.org/development/feed/

    The Announcement mailing list has never worked. Maybe a good complaint/entry for http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/

  3. plainsman
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thank you, Michael. But, as I noted: "I typically mod the admin area to use other RSS feeds". So, I'm aware of the RSS feeds from various blogs.

    I'm asking about the email Announcement List.

    One would think that information about the list, how it is used, etc. would be an FAQ somewhere. If it is, I can't find it.

    I searched the forums and found what you shared above. My question is, if it doesn't work ... why is it offered?

    Are you sure it never works and is never used? There seems to be confusion about that - based upon responses others have received in the forums.

    If it is used, I will truly appreciate answers to questions that help me assure I receive the emails and when/why/how the list is used.

    Thank you.

    Update: I posted in Extend as you suggested. Thank you.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic.php?id=625&page&replies=1#post-3032

  4. Callum Macdonald
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    This is crazy, surely somebody should remove the signup if the list doesn't actually work. That's just plain nuts.

    I'll raise it on the developers mailing list, see what anyone has to say. I note that there is not an announce list here:
    http://lists.automattic.com/mailman/listinfo

  5. tubesound
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Agreed.

    I have signed up twice, and never received a single email.

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