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Re: groups.io alternative

Nightowl >8#
 

Joan wrote:>>this is the first time in a long time, I saw email from the IO. group.  Ignore my saying this is stopping.  I am sorry. I am referring to Yahoo. emails as groups, will stop.  forgive me everyone.<<

Hon, nothing to forgive. I haven't been in here in months due to my Mom dying in January. The only reason this kicked up is because of the announcement that Yahoo Groups are closing. People are coming in here from, Mods and Members because they know this is where to go.

You just sounded so stressed I wanted to make sure you knew there are two separate groups for the same purpose, one here and one on Yahoo.

Take care,

Brenda


Re: groups.io alternative

Nightowl >8#
 

Joan wrote:>>they will stop this group, email too.<<

To clarify again, this group is NOT Yahoo and it will NOT stop. Mods and Members, which is on Yahoo is going to go away, but all the archives and posts are here in this group's subgroup.

Only Yahoo is going away. Groups io is here to stay. ;)

Brenda


Re: groups.io alternative

 

David,

I use an Email Client, and /think/ I have them all on my computer,
but I’m not certain.
It depends on how your email client is configured.

If you use the IMAP protocol to connect your client to your email service, then your Inbox is on their servers. Other folders can be created either on their servers on your computer. You can manually copy or move messages between folders (server and local) or set up filters to do that.

Additionally, for your Inbox (and any server folders) you can configure your client to keep a local copy of the folder, for use if/when you have no internet connection. This can be convenient while traveling, but it does cost storage space and some extra transmission & compute time to keep the local copy up to date.

If you use the POP protocol [shudder] your client would normally be configured to download messages to a local Inbox and delete them from the server when downloaded. Consider switching to IMAP to get a richer experience, including the abilities below.

I don’t mind changing from YahooMail to another email provider, but I
would like advice on how to Save all my old yahoo messages in
searchable form.
An IMAP client makes a good tool, both for copying messages from your old service to your new one and for searching your messages.

I use Thunderbird to move messages directly between my personal Gmail address and my work email (on Dreamhost) - Thunderbird has the folders of both open and it is as simple as dragging a message from one service's inbox to the other.

I may be spoiled by my use of Eudora and Thunderbird, but I expect an email client to have very facile search capabilities built-in. Far better than having the messages in some other format and trying to use grep, finder, explorer, or other generic search tool.

Shal


Re: groups.io alternative

Nightowl >8#
 

Joan wrote:>> pretty soon you can't write to each other on yahoo. they are stopping this too.<<

Joan, No one has said Yahoo mail is ending. As far as I know, it's staying active. 

Joan wrote:>> ps I have now been on fb for 8 yrs. Glad I went there, since yahoo made new announcements saying this too will close....I might never see or hear from you all. Good luck, I wish you all the best.<<

Joan, you are not in a Yahoo group here. This is groups.io MM Sanctuary. I used to mix the two groups (MM and MM Sanctuary), up also, but this group where you are posting is not Yahoo, and this group is staying put. So as long as you stay in THIS groups.io group, you'll always be in touch with us. Ok?

Brenda
Nightowl >8#
Owner Moderator


Re: groups.io alternative

David Halfpenny
 


On 18 Oct 2020, at 21:21, kr402 via groups.io <kr402@...> wrote:

If they ever decide to stop Yahoo! email I personally will have a problem as I use them for my main email. 

I don’t mind changing from YahooMail to another email provider, but I would like advice on how to Save all my old yahoo messages in searchable form.
I use an Email Client, and think I have them all on my computer, but I’m not certain.

David 1/2d


Re: groups.io alternative

kr402
 

Yes, they're completely shutting down Yahoo! Groups.

For my small group we just email all, but that wouldn't work for most groups.
Plus it means you don't have files etc, which you could find somewhere else for that service. 

If they ever decide to stop Yahoo! email I personally will have a problem as I use them for my main email. 

KR

On Sunday, October 18, 2020, 10:22 AM, Joan nyc/az. via groups.io <joan85032@...> wrote:

normal email should work. but groups emails we are now sending back and forth, will be shut down. 

Joan _,_._,_


Re: The notice from Yahoo

David Halfpenny
 

On 18 Oct 2020, at 20:37, silliman72 <silliman72@...> wrote:

(As I saw it, the content of the notice was stripped from my prior attempt, so here it is:)
I saw it on your post, silliman72


Re: groups.io alternative

David Halfpenny
 


On 18 Oct 2020, at 20:15, silliman72 <silliman72@...> wrote:

.> But FB runs a lottery of which posts you see and which you don't.
Unless you "like" every post you'll miss a lot.

Facebook does not fail to show you messages in your group.
If you are a member of a group, you will see all posts.

Yes, but only ONLINE.

I am Not going to spend all my time watching Facebook, so I depend on email Notifications to tell me there’s activity I might want to watch. 

On a busy FB Group, I only get email Notifications for a small computer-selected fraction of the messages. So if Liking threads gets me a better selection of Notifications, I shall give it a try.

David 1/2d


Re: The notice from Yahoo

silliman72
 

(As I saw it, the content of the notice was stripped from my prior attempt, so here it is:)

Dear Yahoo Group Moderators and Members,

We launched Yahoo Groups 20 years ago to connect people around their shared interests. We helped our users navigate new towns, keep in touch with college friends, learn new skills, and most importantly, build connections they may have lost or never had in the first place. While we could not have been more proud of what we accomplished together, we are reaching out today with heavy hearts to let you know that we have decided to shut down Yahoo Groups on December 15, 2020.

Yahoo Groups has seen a steady decline in usage over the last several years. Over that same period we’ve witnessed unprecedented levels of engagement across our properties as customers seek out premium, trustworthy content. To that end, we must sometimes make difficult decisions regarding products that no longer fit our long-term strategy as we hone our focus on other areas of the business.

Beginning December 15, 2020 the Yahoo Groups website will shut down and members will no longer be able to send or receive emails from Yahoo Groups. We’ve compiled a comprehensive FAQ here that includes alternative providers and information on how this will impact your group content.

Thank you for helping us build one of the earliest digital communities — we’re proud and honored to have forged countless connections over the last 20 years and played a small part in helping build your communities.

Sincerely,
The Yahoo Groups team


The notice from Yahoo

silliman72
 

From: Yahoo <info@...>
Date: Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 1:29 AM
Subject: Announcing the Shut Down of Yahoo Groups



 
Yahoo!
 
 
Dear Yahoo Group Moderators and Members,

We launched Yahoo Groups 20 years ago to connect people around their shared interests. We helped our users navigate new towns, keep in touch with college friends, learn new skills, and most importantly, build connections they may have lost or never had in the first place. While we could not have been more proud of what we accomplished together, we are reaching out today with heavy hearts to let you know that we have decided to shut down Yahoo Groups on December 15, 2020.

Yahoo Groups has seen a steady decline in usage over the last several years. Over that same period we’ve witnessed unprecedented levels of engagement across our properties as customers seek out premium, trustworthy content. To that end, we must sometimes make difficult decisions regarding products that no longer fit our long-term strategy as we hone our focus on other areas of the business.

Beginning December 15, 2020 the Yahoo Groups website will shut down and members will no longer be able to send or receive emails from Yahoo Groups. We’ve compiled a comprehensive FAQ here that includes alternative providers and information on how this will impact your group content.

Thank you for helping us build one of the earliest digital communities — we’re proud and honored to have forged countless connections over the last 20 years and played a small part in helping build your communities.

Sincerely,
The Yahoo Groups team
 
 
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Re: groups.io alternative

silliman72
 

.> But FB runs a lottery of which posts you see and which you don't.
Unless you "like" every post you'll miss a lot.

Facebook does not fail to show you messages in your group.
If you are a member of a group, you will see all posts.


Re: groups.io alternative

David Halfpenny
 

We understood you Joan ;-)  David

On 18 Oct 2020, at 19:14, Joan nyc/az. via groups.io <joan85032@...> wrote:

this is the first time in a long time, I saw email from the IO. group. 

Ignore my saying this is stopping.  I am sorry. 

I am referring to Yahoo. emails as groups, will stop.  
forgive me everyone. 




Re: groups.io alternative

 

Joan,

I am trying to find the notice.
There's a help page about it:
https://help.yahoo.com/kb/groups/SLN35505.html

There's a copy of the email here:
https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum/message/34171

Shal


Re: groups.io alternative

Joan nyc/az.
 

this is the first time in a long time, I saw email from the IO. group. 

Ignore my saying this is stopping.  I am sorry. 

I am referring to Yahoo. emails as groups, will stop.  
forgive me everyone. 



Re: question fao Lawrence

Gail
 

One of the Yahoo Groups I manage used to use the Files section for 4 shared documents – 2 spreadsheets and 2 text documents. Last year when Yahoo eliminated web content and made Groups email only I switched to using Google Docs and Google Sheets for our documents. I then put the links to those 4 documents in the footer template so that every email a member received would have those links at the bottom. This way members didn't have to keep asking for the links or look for them in their saved messages. It has worked really well for us. I plan to continue to use this method in our free Groups.io group.

 

Hope this helps others!

 

Gail


Re: question fao Lawrence

 

I don't know about Facebook groups; but, I do know that Facebook does censor or delete users or comments with alternative viewpoints. 
 
There is another option if you don't mind paying a nominal fee.  Meetup Groups.  I am  a member of a Washington state group called The Healthy American-Washington.  I had two free weeks to try it out.  When it came time for me to pay dues, it was only $7/month.  I get the messages sent to my inbox and I can reply to them in my inbox; or, I can go to the web site and reply.  It does not have all features that everybody could possibly want.  Links can be shared, though. 
 
Donna in WA


Re: groups.io alternative

David Halfpenny
 


On 18 Oct 2020, at 18:24, Joan nyc/az. via groups.io <joan85032@...> wrote:

they will stop this group, email too. 

Joan, this is Groups.io, not the Yahoo Group.
D

I am trying to find the notice.  No one else got one? 

Joan 


Re: question fao Lawrence

David Halfpenny
 

I think Groups are the best bit of FB, Joan.

If one uses the customisable FB Purity extension, the screen is nice and clear of the stuff you personally don’t want, too.

David 1/2d

On 18 Oct 2020, at 18:26, Joan nyc/az. via groups.io <joan85032@...> wrote:

I do know fb is trying to slow or stop propaganda.   I have not had any issues with my groups, and fb bothering us. We have normal photo of people who reunite. etc. 

Joan  


Re: question fao Lawrence

Joan nyc/az.
 

I do know fb is trying to slow or stop propaganda.   I have not had any issues with my groups, and fb bothering us. We have normal photo of people who reunite. etc. 

Joan  


Re: groups.io alternative

Diane Arthurs
 

Steve, thanks for this information. I had suspected fb was doing something
like this. The problem is, when people "like" something I post, every like
shows up in my notifications. Of course I don't have to look at which of my
posts they like, but it's still a nuisance to see a long list of
notifications with a lot of them being likes.
Diane in Canada

........But FB runs a lottery of which posts you see and which you don't.
Unless you
"like" every post you'll miss a lot.