Posts Tagged ‘ email preferences

Too many messages from the group? Take control!

One of the most annoying and frustrating things about being a member of MarinFreecycle — or any other freecycle group — is the barrage of emails that arrive after you’ve posted an Offer message. I’ve received emails from new members who leave the group after a while that list this as their number one frustration. Well that and how to handle the emails that come from the board…

There is a way to make all this more manageable and remove the distraction by configuring your email app to file mail from the group to go immediately into designated folder(s). The savvy users in our group already do this I’m sure, but if anyone else is interested, please reply here that you are. If I receive enough positive feedback on this I will be happy to post more information so that you can take control of your inbox!!

How to manage your email notifications in Yahoo Groups

Log into Yahoo Groups with your id & password. Go to MarinFreecycle.

To change your email preferences, select “Edit Membership” from any page page within our website, then scroll down to Step 2 – Message Delivery and choose your preferred method of delivery. All the choices are self-explanatory (see graphic screen shot below). You can change your email preferences at any time and as often as you’d like. The change may not be instantaneous as Yahoo Groups is on a time delay, but they usually take place a few hours.

email choices!

Email preferences at Yahoo Groups shown above.

Let me know if this post has been helpful!