On the left side of this site under my picture is a box for signing up to this site using your email. This is a free email service provided by FeedBlitz.com. FeedBlitz uses the latest double opt-in system. When you enter your email and click the button you will be taken to a FeedBlitz page where it will ask you to type in the numbers and letters in an image to verify that you are a real person and not a computer generating the email. Then when you click Submit you will be shown a page about the second opt-in step. You will then receive from FeedBlitz an email with a link to use to verify again your email. This final email will also contain a password you can use on FeedBlitz but otherwise it is not needed for receiving my emails from then on. On each email forwarded by FeedBlitz there will a link to unsubscribe if you wish.
This is the latest Internet technology for creating opt-in email lists that are spam free and protect your email as well from being picked up by Web programs that harvest email addresses for spammers.
For those of you new to the Web, this seems like a hassle, but I want to keep my list private and safe.
Thanks for your understanding.