News of general interest to all members

Update for members using BT Internet

Back in November and December 2017, BT Internet started rejecting most of our monthly update emails as 'looking like spam'.

We have changed the way we send emails to BT Internet addresses and this might resolve the rejection problem - we'll see. However, I can confirm that all other emails - including those sent by group leaders - have been accepted by BT. Meanwhile, I am still pursuing the issue with BT.

Unfortunately, I'm now getting reports that some of our emails are going to BT spam folders when there was no problem before. Worse, depending on how you receive emails, you might be unaware that's happening. Fortunately, you can take steps to prevent our emails going to spam. Click here to see a document that explains the problem; go to the bottom of the page to see the suggested actions for users of BT Internet. Please implement those suggestions. You will be helping yourself and other members who use BT Internet.

Message to members using BT Internet

This is the text of an email we sent to all members with btinternet or btopenworld email addresses that didn't receive our two recent all-member emails because they were rejected by BT as 'looking like spam'.

We've made some changes designed to overcome the problem, but we'd like everyone with BT to follow the email's suggestion; that will help improve our email delivery to them and to other members in the same position.

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Winter newsletter now available

The Winter edition of the Hayling Island newsletter is now available in electronic form.

You can:

  • Read the newsletter online using a version designed for use on the web; for example, you can resize the text without having to scroll left and right to see the whole page;
  • Read the newsletter online exactly as it will appear in the printed version; or
  • Print your own copy of the newsletter to read at any time

You can also read back copies of previous editions that we have published electronically so, if you became a member recently, you can catch up.

Click here to see the electronic version. Note that you will need your username and password. Your username is log in to the members' area to see your user id. I cannot tell you your password (no-one can) but, if you have forgotten yours, you can get a new one; click here to find out how.

You will also receive a printed copy of the newsletter in due course unless you have opted out. If you haven't opted out, please take a look at the electronic version and see if you need a printed copy. The newsletter page explains how opting out from the printed version will benefit you and Hayling Island U3A. It also provides a simple way to opt out.


Andy Henderson
Web site editor

Would you like to be more active?

According to the Hayling Islander, Havant Borough Council has been awarded a £147,000 grant from the National Lottery's Sport England to promote sporting activities by residents aged 55 or older.

HBC is looking to find out from you what kind of activities it should support. If you are in that age category and would like to see HBC help you become more active, please complete their questionnaire.

Hayling Island U3A - November Update

A reminder that at next Thursday's meeting we'll hear a presentation from Darren Gowers exploring the world of microbiology and how it can help us understand and - hopefully - conquer disease.

There will not be a meeting in December.

We'll shortly add next year's monthly meeting programme to the web site.

We send this email on the week-end before each monthly meeting. If you have something you'd like to include please let me know.

Andy Henderson
Web site editor, Hayling Island U3A