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The Yahoo eGroup Listserver - For Handling Email Correspondence

A. The Yahoo Group Listserver

  1. What's A Listserver:
    A Listserver is essentially an automated email system, that keeps track of members addresses, and also allows them to 'unsubscribe' themselves at any time, plus other features.

  2. This Listserver group is configured to be completely PRIVATE. Other members cannot see your address (unless you send a message).
  3. The general public (and this includes the Spammers) can see NOTHING -- not the messages, not addresses . . . nothing.
  4. You can UNSUBSCRIBE yourself from this group any time you want -- although we hope you won't.
  5. I am going to encourage members to create a "Mail Rule", which will automatically put messages from this group into a separate mailbox, and not clutter your inbox. See Section C below.
  6. Please avoid sending excessive messages, or any "chit-chat" type messages, as people will unsubscribe if they get too many messages with information that is not really useful to them.

    Using The Listserver:

  7. Members only, can send a message to the entire group by using the address 17754@yahoogroups.com . Put this address in your address book, so it will always be correct.
  8. You can view the Listserver's home page, but all messages will come to you through email.
  9. To join this group, contact the moderator James Ingram (use link at bottom for phone or email). You must be a "hill" resident.
  10. All Listserver messages will have the identifying "subject tag" of "[17754]" prepended to the beginning of the subject line.

    For Additional Yahoo Listserver Information:

  11. My amateur YouTube video, Listservers For Email Announcements I attempt to give an overview of the Yahoo Listservers (you need broadband to play this, & up-to-date browser).
  12. My Listserver Help page
  13. Yahoo Groups Help Pages
  14. The "New Members Message" for this Yahoo group (automatically is sent to anyone who is added to the group).

    B. Creating An Email Rule

    I highly RECOMMEND doing this, so the
    Listserver messages don't clutter up your inbox.
    You can creat a separate mailbox named [17754]08 or 'hill' or similar. You can create a "Mail Rule", which will automatically put messages coming from this group, into the mailbox named [17754]08.

    Your email program's Help system should have information about creating a Rule; search for 'Mail Rule' or Mail Filter'.

    I have attempted to set up some examples for the following programs:

  15. Outlook Express: Setting Up A Mail Rule for Outlook Express on Windows XP (from Susquehanna SeniorNet)
  16. Apple Mail: Setting Up A Mail Rule for Apple Mail on Mac OS X (from Central Pa Mac Users)

  17. Setting Up A Free Google Gmail Account (Susquehanna SeniorNet)
  18. Configuring Gmail to Forward All Mail From Your Gmail Account To Your Real Email Address (Outlook Express or whatever)
  19. Setting Up A 'Rule' to Sort Mail Inside Gmail -- use this ONLY if you're not forwarding the mail. I recommend forwarding it to your Outlook Express if you have one, as described in the previous link.

  20. Yahoo free email:
    I don't think you can forward from the free Yahoo account. You might consider setting up a free Google Gmail (gmail.com) address, and forwarding it to your Comcast or Verizon account's email address, where you can set up a rule in Outlook Express.

Additional Comments Re Free Email Programs:
The majority of the computer jocks seem to think that Google Gmail is the best of the free email programs.  

Yahoo has the limitations of you cannot forward or sort, plus if you don't check it for about 4 months, they permanently delete your mail account unless you pay to switch to the premium Yahoo email.  Hotmail seems to have a lot of problems, and I recommend avoiding it altogether.

This page created 9/4/2008, last modified 11/18/08 (16j03) by (bottom include)
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