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Yahoo Groups - Shutting Down
« on: October 19, 2020, 07:13:19 pm »
Hi

Even that we discussed this on 2019,  now Yahoo Groups is making some news.

On 2019, Yahoo said it was discontinuing the web interface for Yahoo Groups, but messaging will still be working. Now Yahoo is notifying that it will no longer work after Dec 15.

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We’re shutting down the Yahoo Groups website on December 15, 2020 and members will no longer be able to send or receive emails from Yahoo Groups. Yahoo Mail features will continue to function as expected and there will be no changes to your Yahoo Mail account, emails, photos or other inbox content. There will also be no changes to other Yahoo properties or services. You can find more information about the Yahoo Groups shutdown and alternative service options on this help page.

Just in case I uploaded a backup of some OS/2 Yahoo Groups I knew on 2019-10-29
Here: https://archive.org/details/yahoogroupsbackup20191029
Any other backup you may take today is also welcome, it seem that Yahoo Groups "Get My Data" is not working anymore. Let me know if you want to post the backup on Archive.org too.

For people that still love mailing lists, I created the "Warp" group on "Groups.io"
Here: https://warp.groups.io/g/main/topics
For the moment I had connected the OS2World news there, but general discussion can also happen on that list.

Neil (BlondGuy) had been helping with this mailing list, since we agree that we don't want the people on Yahoo Groups to get disconnected from the community.

I had also created this subgroup: https://warp.groups.io/g/warp-technical
This group aims to be a replacement for ecs-Technical on Yahoo Groups that is active.

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Re: Yahoo Groups - Shutting Down
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2020, 07:21:11 pm »
By the way in Groups.io we have the following OS/2 related mailing lists, just in case someone wants to know:

- Warp
- Subgroup: warp-technical
- BayWarp
- Iron-Spring
- PPWIZARD

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Re: Yahoo Groups - Shutting Down
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2020, 12:24:22 pm »
Can the groups.io messages be fetched by a news reader?

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Re: Yahoo Groups - Shutting Down
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2020, 03:00:03 pm »
Hi Andi B.

I haven't found anything about getting a newsreader software to read groups.io yet.

I think the workarround will be to use it as regular mailinglist and some mail filter, using the website to see the messages or even using RSS:

- https://warp.groups.io/g/main/rss
- https://warp.groups.io/g/warp-technical/rss

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Re: Yahoo Groups - Shutting Down
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2020, 03:56:54 pm »
Thanks. I've an idea now how to deal with this. I use Seamonkey for email and as news reader. What I dislike is the wealth of emails from these groups beside my other emails. But I think I can get what I want with a simple email filter - filter all emails with f.i. [warp] in subject and move it to a special groups.io.warp folder. This should give similar experience than having different news channels. Have to try this out.

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Re: Yahoo Groups - Shutting Down
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2020, 04:53:11 pm »
Hi

I'm not a mailing list man, I prefer the online web forums, but I noticed that a lot of people like that way of communication (mailing lists) and it was important for me that the OS/2 users on Yahoo groups lists does not lose touch with the community.

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Re: Yahoo Groups - Shutting Down
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2020, 05:45:06 pm »
Thanks. I've an idea now how to deal with this. I use Seamonkey for email and as news reader. What I dislike is the wealth of emails from these groups beside my other emails. But I think I can get what I want with a simple email filter - filter all emails with f.i. [warp] in subject and move it to a special groups.io.warp folder. This should give similar experience than having different news channels. Have to try this out.

It's how I handle mailing lists, filter each to its own folder. For the new one I filter on "Subject contains [warp]" and have an OS/2 folder with various subfolders such as "Warp"

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Re: Yahoo Groups - Shutting Down
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2020, 09:48:18 pm »
I like Andi's approach here...while the emails are coming in fine, and yes you can certainly setup a filter (it does become a "yet another filter" thing), I honestly would prefer a newsgroup approach to this as emails tend to become too distracting.

I'll dig into this a bit, not sure if that feature is available, but worth a try.

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Re: Yahoo Groups - Shutting Down
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2020, 02:36:20 pm »
FYI. DFSee also made a mailing list on groups.io to replace Yahoo Groups.
- DFsee Support

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