Paula Ashton <firstname.lastname@example.org> is the list
manager on another Yahoo list. Perhaps she could
tell you what the problem is.
On Thu, 23 Aug 2001 15:24:40 -0700, Eric Armstrong
>Ok. I tried. And tried, and tried.
>I set up a mailing list on Yahoo groups thinking, "how hard
>could it be?" The answer has turned out to be "damn near
>impossible". (If anyone has any alternatives to offer, I
>would be glad to hear of them. Or, if anyone is thinking of
>following in my footsteps, the remainder of this message
>might help you avoid the pitfalls I fell into.)
>Oh, it was easy enough to set up the group. But becoming
>*part* of it is another matter. Herewith, a small litany
>of the issues:
> * The help documents talk about "primary" and "alternate"
> email addresses. But there are no fields labeled
> "primary address" anywhere -- only "alternate addresses".
> * It turns out that any address other than a yahoo email
> account is considered an "alternate" email address.
> * So, attempting to use the "alternate" address as the
> home address, and counting on the primary address as
> being your work address, for example, simply doesn't
> * It therefore appears that you need to sign up twice at
> Yahoo -- once from your own address, and once frok your
> work address.
> * Having created the work, I then found I couldn't send
> a message to it! That may have been because I had set
> my "alternate" address to my home address? Not sure.
> * To be able to send to the list, I had to send myself
> and invitation to join, and reply to it.
> * But now, having joined as a subscriber, I now got two
> copies of my post -- one to myself as owner, and another
> to myself as subscriber.
> * So I deleted myself as subscriber. I was sort of hoping
> that, having "broken the ice", I would now be able to
> send. But no such luck.
> * The only remaining option, it appears, is to add myself
> back as a subscriber, give my subscriber-self all of the
> admin options possible, and delete my owner-self.
> * At the moment, I'm trying to do that. Only it appears
> that attempts to send myself an invitation no longer
> work, probably as a result of having deleted myself!
>God, what a nightmare.
>Finally, I have received no response whatever from Yahoo
>to any messages I have sent, other than the very first. (At
>this point I've sent a round half-dozen or so.)
>In short, the mailing list mechanism appears to be powerful,
>but it is far from intuitive, and their ability to respond
>appears to be painfully underwhelming.
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