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No Easy Way Out For Yahoo! eGroups Subscribers 13

Posted by timothy
from the this-message-cannot-be-considered-spam dept.
An Anonymous Coward writes: "Yahoo! Groups, who manages former eGroups mailing lists has a strange policy on unsubscribing people who joined eGroups via e-mail subscription before eGroups have been taken over by Yahoo!--the only way to unsubscribe is to join Yahoo! (giving your full details and a corect e-mail address) and then unsubscribe using the Web interface. The e-mail unubscription feature, although theoretically still available, does not work. Looks like not all Yahoo! Groups subscribers are equal."
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No Easy Way Out For Yahoo! eGroups Subscribers

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  • Not entirely true. (Score:5, Informative)

    by ahknight (128958) on Monday November 05, 2001 @11:18AM (#2522367)
    I manage several lists. The alternative is to email (listname)-owner@yahoogroups.com and have the owner unsub you from *their* interface. I can kick off anyone I want without them having to hand over any information at all.
  • by FrankHaynes (467244) on Monday November 05, 2001 @04:37PM (#2524402)
    ...perhaps not true at all. I own several eGroups and just used one to test the subscribe/unsubscribe process entirely by e-mail. I chose a fairly new address that is 'clean'. It worked flawlessly, in fact it was lightning fast!

    Admittedly this address was unknown to Yahoo before today, so I cannot comment about long-time eGroups subscribers, but I must say that many of the gloom-and-doom predictions from a year ago about Yahoo's takeover of eGroups turned out to be so much hot air.

    Of the three addresses that Yahoo knows about in conjunction with eGroups, none seemed to get junk mail as a result. The one which is posted on several web pages suffers an almost continual onslaught of "horny teenage girls" and "secret stock tips" junk mail, so I just consider that one my throw-away address.

    Tempest in a teapot? You be the judge.

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