Oct. 2020: Subscribing to the New Groups.io Mailing List



(This section last updated 10/21/2020)






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Warning: This PRIVATE email group is for Susquehanna S Gaugers


MEMBERS ONLY

A. The Problem:

On Monday Oct. 12, 2020, Verizon informed us that it will complete its trashing of Yahoo groups -- by totally DELETING them all  on Dec. 15, 2020. 
 
If anyone wants to send any messages on the Yahoo group, make sure you do so BEFORE Dec. 15.

B. The New Group:

We have created a new PRIVATE group at   https://groups.io/g/ssg 

  • You can VIEW the above group, but you won’t be able to view any messages, because it is private.
  • Note:
    • You can OPTIONALLY create a Groups.io ID if you like; then you WILL be able to view messages. 
    • But this is NOT necessary to use the group to send and receive messages.
  • The groups .io work very similar to the Yahoo groups.
  • The same guy that designed Yahoo groups before Yahoo bought them, Mark Fletcher, designed groups .io.








C. To Subscribe To The [ssg] Groups.io Group:

    Step 1:
    • Send a blank email (no subject or body is necessary) to
      ssg+subscribe@groups.io .      This initiates your subscription.

      Warning: You're NOT subscribed yet.  You MUST complete Step 2.

        Step 2:
        • Groups.io will send you a "request for confirmation" email.
          • You should receive it in several minutes after doing Step 1.
        • Find the "request for confirmation" email in your inbox
          • The sender will be Groups.io
          • The subject will be something similar to "Confirm Your Groups.io Subscription".
        • Then just hit the REPLY button.  This CONFIRMS your request to join the group.

        Step 3:
        • Notify the mailing list volunteer (James Ingram) that you have completed Steps 1 and 2.
        • He will need to APPROVE your membership request -- since this is a PRIVATE group.
          • Groups.io will automatically subscribe the address from which it receives the blank email (after your request is approved).   
          • You will probably receive a confirmation message., with a subject similar to "Welcome to railnet@groups.io".


           Note:  Some addresses may not be subscribe-able:
          • There are a few addresses that that they may NOT allow you to subscribe: "admin@..", "info@..", "sales@..""support..@", and "webmaster@..".





          D. Other Info: