Yahoo groups still work without any email, about half of my group memberships are set to send me no email at all and the rest are digest only. If I didn't do that, I'd typically be getting over 300 emails a day from Yahoo groups alone. Personally I've never "addressed a send", I hit the reply button on the post that I'm replying to. To start a new topic, I just hit the "start topic" button on the upper right hand of the message list, new topic, no baggage. Using the designed interface for Yahoo groups has other advantages, easy access to the groups' photo and files folders, and Yahoo puts all of your groups in one place. It even works on smart phones and such. And you can never accidentally reply to an entire day's digest.
The funny part is watching what you click on won't protect your contact list. If your contact list is accessable from more than one machine, then it lives in "the cloud" (stored on your email provider's servers). It's those servers (Yahoo, Google, AOL, etc.) that are trolled by hacker 'bots whether you're signed on or not. If the 'bot gets into your contact list, every address that you've stored gets a present.
I don't ever click on spam, but it would be nice to reduce the noise in the conversations. I've always considered not saving group addresses as a safe computing practice.
In any case, thanks for doing whatever you think is appropriate to reduce spam on this list.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, lawiser@... wrote:
> Which of course leads to either a final death to Yahoo lists as no one will be able to remember how to address the send or long threads of unrelated topics because to start a "new" topic means replying to some other, old topic.
> Why not just practice safe computing, fix email passwords to a stronger format and generally watch what you click on?
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry