It is with regret that I have decided to close down the Dear List. The company that hosts the website and mailing list has changed the rules. They no longer allow any bulk email job to last longer than two hours, which is useless given that the Dear List takes six hours to send. Why six hours? Because there is a limit of 200 emails per hour imposed by the provider (more looks like spam and is blocked). I have tried without success to find a replacement, so that is it I’m afraid .
If anyone else feels inclined to take over running the list then please get in touch with me to discuss what is involved.
Finally, I’d like to thank all of you for supporting the list, especially those who have supplied events.