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Revision as of 09:51, 7 March 2010

Too Many Emails?

Please do not reply to this message

Is your inbox being swamped with messages?

Don't Panic! And please don't leave Freegle because of it.

Try setting your group membership to 'Daily Digest' and get one or two (long) emails a day containing several messages each. Or 'Special notices' which will mean you only get 'Admin' messages from the moderators.

You can edit your membership by clicking on the "edit membership" link near the top left of the page, just above the thick bar with the group name in it.

The edit membership link is very small and usually pale blue, so you might need to hunt for it a bit. The email selector is "Step 2. Message Delivery" on the edit membership page. If you prefer to change your settings by email. Please do not choose 'No Email' as we may need to contact everyone about major changes etc..

There will probably be a few days delay in any changes you make which is Yahoo catching up, please don't keep altering your membership too often as the delay could last longer.

Don't forget your moderating team is here to help. Send us an email if you would like help with anything $groupname-owner@yahoogroups.com

Most importantly, have lots of fun Freegling.

Your $Groupname Moderators


Our most common complaint is that members get Too Many Emails - so here's some help with that.

...to change your message delivery settings please click here:


You will be able to choose between the following options

Individual Email The option to choose if you want to get each group message and special notice individually and immediately, as it is posted.

Daily Digest The option to choose if you want to see all messages but limit the amount of email you receive. We'll compile an email of up to 25 messages and send daily (special notices too!).

Special Notices - Receive only important email notices from the group moderator.

Web Only - Please don't use this one as it means we cannot get special announcements out to you - please choose Special Notices instead. You'll still be able to read the list online.


There is a very helpful guide on changing your email settings here:-


With warmest wishes,

your [GROUP NAME] Moderating Team


There's been a bit of publicity this weekend and with the sudden influx of new members this has resulted in I thought it might be a good time to have a little word in your ear about message delivery settings (it's a fascinating subject)

When you join a yahoo group the default setting is individual messages (which in this group means that you will be getting anything from just a few to a hundred or more emails a day)

If you can't cope with this number of emails daily then there are other options:

You can change your settings to DAILY DIGEST this is when all the posts to the group are bundled together in one email that gets sent out daily.

If this is still too many you can choose SPECIAL NOTICES This is the logical option for members that want to give stuff away but aren't really interested in reading what every one else has got to say, or who have a yahoo account and are happy to just pop in and look at the messages on the website.

To change your message delivery settings go to our home page:


Click on edit membership which is near the top in the middle, on this new page scroll down to step 2: message delivery and the rest is pretty obvious really.

If you don't have a yahoo account, or if navigating around yahoo groups is a bit of a scary prospect then you can do this by email

you can change to Daily Digest by sending an email to :


or temporarily turn off all emails - for example when on holiday - using :


For individual messages just send an email to :


and normal service will be resumed.

or drop us a line at


And we will be happy to do it for you!!

If you possibly can please go for SPECIAL NOTICES rather than NO EMAILS, (although I know this isn't possible when changing settings via email). Occasionally we like to send out long rambling admins a bit like this one. Only, I'm not actually sending this as a special notice by virtue of the fact that if you're on special notices then you don't need step by instructions on how to change your message delivery settings do you?

There is a very helpful guide on changing your email settings here:-




on behalf of the moderating team