When I did my migration from Y!G last week, I put all 1,000+ email addresses in a file and uploaded the addresses. See the bottom of the invite screen.
It took about an hour for the request to be approved. At which point, when I clicked on Sent Invitations
, I was able to see they had all gone out (and which bounced). My workflow was the following:
- Initial bulk invite to Y!G in conjunction with a Y!G Special Notice so people wouldn't freak out. ;)
- As people signed up, I received a boatload of notifications (as configured).
- Two days later, I went back to the Sent Invitations screen and culled all those that Accepted (I wanted to keep track) and I resent the invitations. Once again, in conjunction with a Y!G Special Notice
The last four days I've been doing the last step once a day. Tonight (local time) I'm going to soft close
my Y!G (flip it to moderate all messages). I'll leave it be for a week and delete it. During this final week, if there are any posts to Y!G, I'lll reply to them to join the new group.
My migration was relatively easy because I had no content to preserve. I just needed to migrate 1,000+ subscribers. As of this writing, 650+ came over. No time like now to clean house! :)