We've had several requests from classmates to publish a list of e-mail addresses we have accumulated (375 addresses, with 273 people opting to participate, so far) so that we can all contact our friends that have also provided e-mail addresses. It sounds like a great idea to us, but first, we'd like to lay down a few ground rules:
1. We will NOT publish your e-mail address on the list unless you give us your specific OK to do so.
2. We will ONLY distribute the list to those folks who opt to be on the list. (If you can contact them, they ought to be able to contact you).
3. Please only use the e-mail address list for its intended purpose, to get in touch with individual friends and reconnect. We have no way of enforcing this, so please, do the honorable thing. We all receive enough Spam as it is.
4. Know that despite a plea for honorable behavior, people will sometimes still break the rules. This isn't our first trip around the block. Your e-mail address will only appear on the list with your permission. So, if you'd rather not take the chance, just say, "No." However, let's all hope that we can have faith in our fellow classmates to do the right thing.
With a great suggestion from classmate Steve Sue, and the security expertise of classmate Loreto Remorca, we have devised a way to post the e-mail list on the website in a sufficiently secure way, that we feel confident in distributing the list in this manner. The advantage of this method is that we can constantly update the list as other classmates decide to participate, without having to continually send out new Word documents to all participants (original idea), thereby, reducing clutter in your IN box.
Access to the list is password protected, and is posted in a file format that does not allow harvesting of information by knowledge-bots.
The first version of the list was released on June 14, 2003 and continues to grow. We plan to update the list continuously. So check back periodically to see if more friends have decided to participate.
Finally, a disclaimer. We will do everything within our power to be as accurate and careful as possible with the list. That said, accidents do sometimes happen. We would be lying if we promised to absolutely, positively deliver 100% accuracy and safety. We promise to do our best.
Please let us know if you would like to be included on the e-mail list. It will be a great way to reconnect with one another.
-Madison High School Class of 1978 Reunion Committee