RAC uses an email robot (often called a list server) to
broadcast official bulletins from RAC HQ by email to a list of Bulletin
How it works
If you wish to receive official RAC-Bulletins by email,
you must get on the robot's list. Only RAC HQ staff can post messages
for distribution. Your email address is safe from spammers and will not
be used for any other purpose.
Make sure to send this message from the account you want
added to the list. The SUBJECT and BODY of the message are ignored. The
robot will send you a confirmation message. You
MUST follow the instructions in the confirmation message to complete
your subscription. This extra step prevents others from
signing you up and is required by many ISPs to demonstrate that the
list is a true "opt-in" subscription.
Make sure to send this message from the account that is
on the list. The SUBJECT and BODY of the message are ignored. The robot
will send you a confirmation message.
If you don't get the confirmation message...
There are a several possible causes:
your return address is incorrect
you are using an email forwarding system - many
forwarding systems cause the final email system to reject the mail
you are using a challenge-response system - the robot
cannot answer challenges
you are using a system such as "winlink.org" which
requires a secret keyword in the email or addition to the winlink
you or your ISP have set up spam filters that trap or
reject the mail
some mail systems - especially those in government
departments - appear to refuse mail generated by email robots
Unfortunately, messages sent to you by "listmom" will
also fail for the same reasons.
If you do not get a response, try using a different
email address. Gmail.com
provides free accounts and they work just fine.
To get help
To correspond directly with a person about problems with
the RAC-Bulletins robot, use
To ensure your privacy, the RAC-Bulletins list is
"distribution only". Only RAC staff can send bulletins through the
server. Also, the list of subscribers is locked - no one other than RAC
staff can see the names and addresses being served.
Since the robot only looks at your return address, you
can have as many subscriptions as you have return addresses. On the
downside, you CAN NOT unsubscribe from any account other than the one
you subscribed from, since the robot is only looking at the return