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Re: OT: Yahoogroups and Family Project

From:Davis, Iain E. <feaelin@...>
Date:Monday, August 6, 2001, 22:03
> -----Original Message----- > From: Amanda Babcock [mailto:langs@QUANDARY.ORG] > Sent: Thursday, 2001 August 02 08:55 > To: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU > Subject: Re: [CONLANG] OT: Yahoogroups and Family Project > On Thu, Aug 02, 2001 at 11:12:13AM +0200, Daniel Andreasson wrote: > > > How do I get my mail from yahoo-groups delivered > > to my home-address? > > I usually don't bother with the web pages at Yahoo at all. I > just send mail to, for example, > "" and it signs me up that > way. You know, as if it were a real mailing list or something ;)
> Of course, this means I don't get all the "extras", like the > ability to read files if they're not public. > > But I have been on the yahoogroups page once or twice, and I > vaguely remember something about an "alternate address". If > you can find that field, you can try entering it there.
In the basic form, you need to make sure that you set the e-mail address you prefer as your primary in the "Yahoo!" config, double-check similar information in the groups "Preferences" page and that you login to Yahoo! to subscribe to the list. Once subscribed, you can confirm which address (although it should be what you set to primary in the "Yahoo!" config) a given list will send to by clicking on "edit my membership" and select the address from the list. If you've subscribed via the method Amanda described above already, you'll want to unsubscribe via the same method first, otherwise it could turn into a nasty mess as my brother discovered recently... Fortunately, he was subscribing to a list I manage, so I was able to blow away the "invalid" subscription. The whole thing is rather counter-intuitive and klunky, but once you get it the way you want it, it stays the way you want it until you decide to change your primary address, then you have to jump through the hoops again. I personally use my "Yahoo!" ID to subscribe but have all the listmail go to my "real" address, the "Yahoo!" mail account that is generated automatically by having an "Yahoo!" ID I ignore entirely...presumably, there is junk-mail piling up and being auto-deleted on it...oh well. :) Hopefully, this explaination actually makes sense, it's been a looong day. :) Iain the Bewildered