Totally private group?


Pete Bickerdike
 
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I am seriously considering migrating my Yahoo Group, but, and its a big one.  Can all access be limited to only members?

Our group is a Sheriff's volunteers with some sensitive postings, data base items (phone numbers), calendar (location of DUI checkpoints), etc.

The access must be limited for the site to be useful to us, we have had a private Yahoo group for over 11 years.  Just not listing in the directory is not

enough security.  Looking through the settings and messages on this forum I can't seem to figure out if this is possible.

Thanks in advance,

Pete

 


Duane
 

Yes, you can definitely do that.  You can set it for "Not listed in the directory, private archives".  You'd want to make sure that all members must be approved to join.  If you set up a Group Guidelines notice, you'd also need to set that so only group members could see it.  You may need to go to some of the other sections of the Settings page to make sure nothing is set for public view, Calendar and Wiki come to mind.

Duane


J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...>
 

I think the guidelines could be private, or public, or for that matter, nonexistent. They could, for example, say "This is a completely private group and all content is accessible only to approved and current members," which could reasonably be made public. I think it would be up to the group owner as to whether the guidelines document is to be public or private.

On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 12:21 PM, Duane <txpigeon@...> wrote:
Yes, you can definitely do that.  You can set it for "Not listed in the directory, private archives".  You'd want to make sure that all members must be approved to join.  If you set up a Group Guidelines notice, you'd also need to set that so only group members could see it.  You may need to go to some of the other sections of the Settings page to make sure nothing is set for public view, Calendar and Wiki come to mind.

Duane