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Example Welcome messages for transfer from a Yahoo Group



Shal's Classmate Group

In the description below, I've used MyGroup and MyTitle as placeholders for the actual group name and title. I used the Link tool to make the addresses (email and web) active links. Below I've shown those items with underlines.

This Welcome notice was put in place temporarily just prior to giving the "Go" email to the transfer agent. The Y!Group members had previously been sent a few special notices telling them of the upcoming move; the last of which was sent just before the "Go" and told them to look for this message. So in that context "You made it!" would make sense.

After the transfer completed I made this one inactive, and created a slightly reworded welcome to be appropriate for people who applied to join the (restricted) group and were accepted. That one I named "Normal Welcome" and it remains the Active welcome message.

Notice Type - Welcome

Name - Transfer Welcome

Subject - Welcome to

Active Message - checked

You made it!

Welcome to the new home of the MyTitle email list and group service. Please take a moment to review this message.

To start sending messages to fellow members of this group, simply send email to

We have a home page on the web at - from there you can access our photos, messages and other content, but you must log in to to identify yourself as a member of the group. The easiest way to do this is to use the "Send me a link to log in" feature - an email with a log-in link should arrive momentarily. Open the message and follow the link promptly, it will expire in a short while. Once you've arrived at the site your login is valid for 30 days, so long as you don't log out or clear your browser's cookies. After that, simply ask for another log-in email.

If you do not wish to belong to this group and email list you may unsubscribe by sending an email to or by visiting your Subscription page at our web site. Or just send me a note.

Shal Farley

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