Re: [RepowerAndRegear] the problems in Yahoo Groups (YG)


Yes.  What has been happening is that these Oath owned e-mail services view increased message traffic from as spam.  Under current internet conventions has to unsubscribe e-mail addresses marked as spam by e-mail hosts. What has been doing is immediately inviting the member to rejoin and explaining why they were unsubscribed.  The Oath pledge has just added another wrinkle to this e-mail kerfuffle.  Once I took the Oath Pledge for access to my email, my access to Yahoo groups improved.  And I could see my AOL emails again.

ken clark

On 2018-06-22 13:15, Randy Largent wrote:

They can force our IO Groups to terminate us?
If that happens I assume we can re-subscribe?

On Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 4:11 PM, SP4149 <ken@...> wrote:


  Both.  Oath published a business plan as a mobile media company, so desktop software support like e-mail and lists at YahooGroups are not in that target group.  Technical support access from Verizon ended last month and so far Oath has not stepped up.  Of a greater concern is that they have been forcing lists on to unsubscribe members who have not taken the Oath pledge for their e-mail provider (those now controlled by Oath).  If you have been asked to take the Oath Pledge and declined, you may find yourself denied access to lists on YG and have your e-mail address marked as spam by Oath forcing to terminate your subscription.  This last week several instances of the latter, unsubscription from lists on by Oath for users of e-mail.  Previously it had been Yahoo.mail

And hopefully for those who are trying to access lists on YahooGroups they may realize that the Oath Pledge is why their access has been denied.

On 2018-06-22 12:35, Randy Largent wrote:

Is this message just to keep us updated with the vagaries of Yahoo Groups and/or will this affect the IO Groups you have created?
Randy largent

On Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 11:19 AM, SP4149 <ken@...> wrote:

Quietly over a year ago YahooGroups required list owners to have Yahoo mail accounts, or else, no access.

Oath Recently went further in regard to the Oath "Pledge of Obedience"

YahooGroup list owners were sent notice of the "Oath Pledge of Obedience" to their Yahoo.mail accounts.  Many, not like me never read messages in their Yahoo.mail accounts. May 18, 2018

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If you ignored the "Oath Pledge", don't expect support from Oath to access your list on YG.  

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On 2018-06-22 07:18, Walter Bayer II wrote:

Hi Don,
Looks like you are not the only owner that cannot access the group he owns. See



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