Frequently Asked Questions

How do I change my email, address or phone number in MCPAA records?

Send email to Membership Secretary - CLICK HERE

How do I pay my annual dues?

To pay your $30 annual dues by credit card or PayPal - Click Here
To pay by Check, make it payable to MCPAA, write "Dues", and mail it to P.O. Box 431, Damascus, MD 20872-0431  

How often do newsletters go out?

Newsletters are sent out every other week on Sunday mornings. If you do not receive yours, contact the Webmaster - Click Here 

Why do we have a link at the bottom of each email or bulletin or newsletter to unsubscribe?

We are required by law to do so because we are using an email distributor to send out our emails to as many as 900 email addresses. Many businesses and organizations use Constant Contact; every email sent by them has the same unsubscribe link at the bottom.

What should I do if I have accidently clicked on that unsubscribe link. 

FIRST, STOP, do not click on anything else in that email or on your screen. Shrink the email and CLICK HERE to get instructions on what to do next.

How do I stop my newsletters from going to my spam or trash file?

We’ll go over a few tips for the most popular email services, but there are two tips that should work with just about any service out there:
First, add the sender’s email address to your contacts or address book. This tells your email service that you care about a particular sender’s emails. For example, if you always want to receive our newsletter and bulletin emails, add both emails   “[email protected]”  and "[email protected]" to your contacts.
If you want to ensure messages from a friend are never sent to spam, add that friend’s email address to your address book instead.
Second, if a message ends up in spam anyway, go into your email client’s spam, select the message you don’t consider spam, and click “Not Spam” (or a similarly labeled button.) Your email client will learn about your preferences as you do this. However, here are a few other tips for marking messages as legitimate in Gmail, Outlook, and Yahoo.
Gmail To preemptively stop a sender’s future messages from getting marked as spam, add that sender to your contacts. To do this in Gmail, hover your mouse cursor over the sender’s name at the top of the email message. Click “Add to contacts” when the card appears.
Let’s say an email from that sender was already marked as spam. In Gmail, open the email that was sent to spam. If you haven’t removed it from your Spam folder yet, click the “Not Spam” button at the top of the email.
Microsoft Outlook In the Microsoft Outlook desktop program (not to be confused with, described below), there’s a special option that prevents emails from getting marked as spam. Click the “Junk” button in the Delete section on the ribbon and select “Never Block Sender”. considers emails from your contacts to be important, so you can simply add an email address to your contacts. Emails from that sender shouldn’t be marked as spam in the future.
While will prioritize emails from your contacts, it may still send them to spam if they look unusually spammy. If emails continue getting sent to your spam even after you add the email address to your contacts, you can completely override the spam filter with the “Safe Senders” list. To do so, click the gear menu at the top right corner of the website and then click “View All Outlook Settings.” Click the “Junk Email” option in the left pane. Add senders to the “Safe senders and domains” list to prevent Outlook from ever sending emails from them to your spam filter.
Yahoo! Mail In Yahoo! Mail, add a sender to your contacts and its emails won’t get sent to spam in the future. To do so, open an email from that sender, mouse over the sender’s email address at the top of the email, and click “Add to contacts”. Enter whatever information you want for the contact and click “Save”.
Others. For services and email clients not mentioned here, you can almost always prevent emails from getting sent to spam simply by adding the sender to your address book or contacts. If your email service has an option to mark as “Not Spam,” “Remove From Spam,” or something similar, you can always click that too. However, it’s generally better to add a sender to your contacts. That’s a clearer signal to your email service that you want to see emails from that sender.