Ok, don't know if I've done something stupid, or something smart. But I started a couple new email lists at rootsweb.com.
the first is for the Surname BONY which is still being set up so I don't have links yet
Description: the BONY surname and variations (e.g., Bonny, Boony)
Search the BONY archives.
Browse the BONY threaded archives.
You can also subscribe to a close name (this one isn't mine):
Description: the BONE surname and variations (e.g., Boane, Boon)
Search the BONE archives.
Browse the BONE threaded archives.
Then there is this one (again, not totally complete on rootsweb site, but we will get there)
Description: the HEGGEN surname and variations (e.g., Heggin, Heggan, Haggan, Haggen)
Search the HEGGEN archives.
Browse the HEGGEN threaded archives. -Lfirstname.lastname@example.org
What it boils down to:
To subscribe copy and paste this: HEGGEN-Lemail@example.com and in the subject line put subscribe