The Gunroom needs your donations to stay afloat!
As the social internet and e-commerce have grown, so have efforts (by spammers, phishers and other “internet bad guys”) to compromise user accounts, enabling theft of passwords, bank accounts, credit cards, and more. Email is easy to spoof and spoofing has proven to be an effective way to accomplish these efforts. Users can’t tell a real message from a fake one, and large mailbox providers have to make very difficult choices about which messages to deliver and which ones might harm users.
[paraphrased from https://dmarc.org/wiki/FAQ#Why_is_DMARC_important.3F, a resource you can use to learn more about the problem the admins are facing]
A major effort to address the issue has been slowly rolled out by email providers. Since previously this had been instituted only by AOL and Yahoo, it was causing problems with the delivery of Gunroom mail only to a very small number of lissuns. However, Google has announced it is implementing this system beginning in June. Thus, beginning in June participation on the list will be disrupted for a significant number of lissuns.
After discussion (that has spanned many months), the members of the Port Shelmerston Association have come to the belief that upgrading to the current version of Listserv is our preferred method of conforming list mailings to this new system. But the upgrade will cost more money than has ever been invested at one time since list management was transferred from Norton: upwards of $5500 or more.
If you would like to donate by PayPal to upgrade the Listserv software and help keep the Gunroom going, please click on this button:
To pay by PayPal without creating a PayPal account, click on the "Continue" link at the bottom of the page you reach by clicking on the button.
Please note that PayPal will charge us 2.9% + $0.30 for each transaction.
Please do not click on the "Make This Recurring (Monthly)" option. We are looking for one-off donations to help purchase the upgrade to the Listserv. We are very grateful to people who have expressed a willingness to make regular donations to support the Gunroom in the long term, and will be following up on this later.
Anybody who would like to pay without using PayPal should send an email to treasurer[at]shelmerston[dot]org for more information.