How to Join

Rappnet is the Rappahannock County Virginia Email List.  It’s by and for the residents, and homeowners of Rappahannock County.  Sometimes those from surrounding counties can be included if they work or do business here.

To protect our members from spam (Junk Email) we ask that all new members confirm who they are.

To Join:

Please Note: Because of changes, and made to their systems that cause problems for all lists like Rappnet, you cannot sign-up with a Yahoo,, or AOL address.

1. Send an email to erict[at] (replace [at] with @) stating your full name, connection to Rappahannock County (or surrounding area if you work or do business here.), and what town you live near.  

Because Web Bots constantly try to sign up (to send spam to Rappnet members, or harvest poster’s addresses) signup emails must include all requested info, otherwise signup requests will be ignored and you’ll have to start over.  Sorry for this inconvenience, but it’s to protect our members (and you) from spam.  New requests are acted on within a few hours.

2. Be aware that Rappnet often sends large numbers of emails to your inbox.  New members are often shocked by the volume of posts.  (Average days are 15 to 40 posts.  140 is the record).  One method to avoid this is our digest version.  Another is using Gmail.  See General Posting Information for more on those methods.   

3. (Optional) To help keep your posts from getting stopped by spam filters, add these addresses to your address book:

  • rappnet-bounces[at] (This is the address posts are sent from)
  • rappnet-owner[at] (The list sends occasional informational emails to subscribers from this address)
  • erict[at] (Our administrator’s email address – me)
  • (if you still have problems, you usually can add these addresses to an “accepted email sender” list at your server.  i.e. Earthlink, AOL, Comcast, etc)

4. IMPORTANT!  READ THE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE ON HOW RAPPNET WORKS, HOW TO POST CORRECTLY, SIZE LIMITS FOR ATTACHMENTS, etc!  Most of the answers to your questions are on this site.  Start at the General Posting Information page.

To Unsubscribe: Go to the bottom of the Rappnet Information Page, put in your email address, and click the Unsubscribe or edit options button.

If you can’t find what you need on this site, have questions, or need help, write our Administrator at: erict(at)


Rappnet is a self-moderated discussion forum delivered to subscribers by email, serving Rappahannock County. Click here to join. houses the ListServ and community-submitted current affairs.