Members may be unaware about Yahoo Groups' message search
If you vaguely remember something we discussed a couple of months ago;
all you have to do is log on to Yahoo and our group at:
Click on Messages in the left column and fill in the SEARCH box with
whatever you want to find.
All messages with that term will pop up going back to our very first
You can then browse them to your heart's content.
Same result with a name.
Type Vasquez into the SEARCH box and all messages (including this one)
containing mentions of the name Vasquez will pop up.
You can also browse the FILES, PHOTOS, LINKS and POLLS links in the left
Gary has been busy.
I have been moderating a Yahoo Group for years. So I'm familiar with the
ins and outs.
My other group (about 70 interior designers) has 7012
messages going back to 2001.
They are a treasure trove for the members.
Logging in for the first time can be kind of tricky, especially if you
already have one or more Yahoo accounts for email, etc.
Follow the instructions below.
Once you have set up you account with Yahoo Groups all you will have to
do is enter your password to access the site.
Gary, we can create a FILE with these instructions and set it up to
automatically go out to new members if you like.
To get full access to the group, otherwise known as "web
membership," please follow the instructions below:
Go to the Yahoo! Groups Membership Wizard at
You will be asked to sign in with your Yahoo! ID. (If you are not a
registered Yahoo! member, you need to sign up for a free account on this
page. Once you complete your registration, you will be returned to the
Make sure the EMAIL ADDRESS WHERE YOU ARE RECEIVING MESSAGES from the
group appears in the Membership Wizard. If it does not appear, add it via
the link provided. (If you add an address, you will be sent a
verification email to that address to assure that you own it. Please
check your email and follow the instructions in the message sent to you.)
Once your email address appears in the Membership Wizard as verified,
continue with the steps in the wizard to convert your memberships to
"web memberships." Upon completing the Membership Wizard, you
should be recognized upon returning to the group and shouldn't experience
this problem with the addresses you've just converted in the future.
You should also be able to:
Access your group web features, such as Photos, Files, Calendar, and
Easily control the email delivery settings for all of your groups, via
the Groups web site. Just visit the My Groups page.
There you can change your email address or message delivery settings such
as whether you want individual emails or a daily digest.
For more information on this issue, please read this help section:
If you are still having problems, please send Yahoo your email address
and ID. They will then assist you in logging on. Once you have their
"cookie" on your computer, you should be able to log on with
just a click.
Be sure to bookmark the site by adding it to your "Favorites"