Detailed Instructions on How to Conduct a Yahoo Transfer
Folks -- I haven't posted this in 8 days so I'm probably overdue to do so again. My apologies for the inevitable dupes in your email inbox.
Appended below please find detailed instructions on how to conduct a transfer using the Easy Group Transfer method.
To check status of an ongoing transfer: https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum/message/19948
Overview and instructions WITH SCREENSHOTS: https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum/wiki/Transfer-from-Yahoo-Groups
See also the new FAQ at https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum/wiki/FAQ-on-Moving-from-Yahoo-Groups
Please note that the way you select an existing transfer for further processing has changed. It used to be a pull-down menu, it is now a list of links.
Here is the process. It is not fully automated and will take several days. Do not do anything out of order.
The following instructions are for a full-width desktop/laptop display. This can all be done on mobile too, but it's a lot easier if you don't.
0.1 Go here: https://groups.io/
0.2 At the bottom of the page, you'll find a link that says "Easy Group Transfer." Click it.
0.3 Scroll to the bottom of the subsequent page and click on the big blue button labelled "Yahoo Group Instructions."
0.4 You should be at https://groups.io/yahootransfer. Read the instructions carefully, including all the Notes. Bookmark this page, too. You will come back here several times.
Most of us have "been there" with this process before and it all sounds easy in hindsight. Ironically, the same thing that's causing most people to abandon Y!G (server downtime) is exactly the same thing most likely to get in the way of completing the transfer process. The best time to initiate a transfer is when Yahoo is performing well. If you procrastinate until things are crashing and burning, delays, incomplete transfers, and other such frustrations can be expected.
Hi Bruce,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Thank you for keep this up-to-date and distributing it.
Would it be prudent to state near the top the prerequisite that you must be either an owner of the Yahoo group, or a moderator with both the “Invite and add members” and “Add, remove, and change moderator privileges” privileges? This might save a few folks from spending the $220 only to find out they can’t do the invite. (And then save groups.io from having to process a refund)
On Nov 14, 2019, at 3:26 PM, Bruce Bowman <@BruceBowman> wrote:
Gilbert, added to the FAQ on Moving from YahooGroups.
Thanks for the suggestion.
GMF Wiki: (unofficial) Help for members (and would-be members) and group managers