Why do you no longer send out Reflections by the Pond via e-mail?

For 18 years we e-mailed our devotional publications to our subscribers. As in so many aspects of life, however, it seems evil has held sway over good. For the last three weeks our mailings have been thwarted—either by those using e-mail channels for spurious use, or simply because our innocent routing has been interpreted as spurious.

In either case, out of fairness to our subscribers, we can no longer dependably e-mail our publications. We must adapt. (Even if this situation were rectified tomorrow, next week or the week after it could start all over again.)

Therefore, beginning immediately with the February 27 issue of Reflections by the Pond, we will no longer be publishing by e-mail, but only to our web site. This leaves open two avenues to our readers:

  1. Visit our site once a week to read or download the current issue. All editions—except plain text—will still be available as usual from our front page. There, as always, you may read the current issue (as well as back issues) and/or download the PDF editions—all from the front page. This is not really very different from opening your e-mail client to read or download each issue.
  2. Subscribe to the RSS feed of our web site. If you are not familiar with this method, detailed instructions for implementing it are included below. (If you are, you will find the RSS icon at the bottom of our front page, or in the address bar of your browser.) Using the RSS feed, you will be notified each week when the new Reflections issue has been published to your computer. You then use your browser or dedicated RSS to read the current issue (you will still need to click on the displayed icon to download either of the PDF editions). Again, if you have been getting the HTML edition each week, this will not be very different from receiving it by e-mail.

Go here for detailed instructions on implementing the RSS feed.