[OT] Yahoo Mail e-mail lists


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W. eWatson

Anyone know how to add an e-mail list to a msg? I have an Attach tab
with 30 e-mail addresses. Suppose I want to add five of them to my msg.
How do I do that?
 
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Nil

Anyone know how to add an e-mail list to a msg? I have an Attach
tab with 30 e-mail addresses. Suppose I want to add five of them
to my msg. How do I do that?
What I do is click on Addresses | Distribution Lists. I can then add
any addresses from my Address Book to the list and set other options
for the list. I can then add the Distribution list to the To field when
I'm creating a new message.

This is using Pegasus Mail, of course. I assume, as you have, that we
are using the same email program.
 
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Nil

Anyone know how to add an e-mail list to a msg? I have an Attach
tab with 30 e-mail addresses. Suppose I want to add five of them
to my msg. How do I do that?
I missed that you're talking about Yahoo. I assume you mean their web
mail.

Use the "Categories" feature. That's their name for a list of contacts.
You can add as many of your contacts to the Category, then address your
new message to the Category.
 
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Paul

Nil said:
I missed that you're talking about Yahoo. I assume you mean their web
mail.

Use the "Categories" feature. That's their name for a list of contacts.
You can add as many of your contacts to the Category, then address your
new message to the Category.
And with a large number of recipients, at least some of them
appreciate you using BCC (blind carbon copy), so when the
email is received, the entire receiver list is not exposed.
It depends purely on whether the list was public in the
first place or not. (Maybe everyone already has multiple copies
of the user email list.) It can also look a bit
more tidy when the email is received.

I have no idea though, how a webmail client like Yahoo, would
describe "BCC". Probably with some other fancy name, just to
confuse the matter.

Paul
 
W

W. eWatson

What I do is click on Addresses | Distribution Lists. I can then add
any addresses from my Address Book to the list and set other options
for the list. I can then add the Distribution list to the To field when
I'm creating a new message.

This is using Pegasus Mail, of course. I assume, as you have, that we
are using the same email program.
I'm using the Yahoo web mail program. I don't see anything about
Addresses or distribution lists. The only thing that has a list of
e-mails is the Contacts foldere below Inbox, Drafts,Sent, ... Trash.
Somehow I put them in there. Probably in response to sending e-mail and
being prompted as to whether I wanted to put the sender's e-mail address
in Contacts.

I made the mistake of selecting the Liam icon. How do I get rid of it.
 
N

Nil

I'm using the Yahoo web mail program. I don't see anything about
Addresses or distribution lists. The only thing that has a list of
e-mails is the Contacts foldere below Inbox, Drafts,Sent, ...
Trash. Somehow I put them in there. Probably in response to
sending e-mail and being prompted as to whether I wanted to put
the sender's e-mail address in Contacts.
As I said in my other message, use the "categories" feature, which is
found on the Contacts tab. That with the old Yahoo interface. If you've
converted to the new interface, the feature is now called "Lists. In
both cases, you select the contacts from your Contacts list and add
them to your mail list.

Now that I look at it closer, though, it doesn't really do what I would
have expected. The Lists seem to be merely subsets of the Contacts
list. If you want to add all the addresses in a List, you still have to
select each address in the list individually - there's no way to select
the list as a whole.

So, it looks like you can't do what you want with Yahoo web mail

If you need more ideas about it, you should join a Yahoo web mail user
forum, as this isn't really a Windows question.
I made the mistake of selecting the Liam icon. How do I get rid of
it.
I don't know what that is.
 
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Paul

W. eWatson said:
I'm using the Yahoo web mail program. I don't see anything about
Addresses or distribution lists. The only thing that has a list of
e-mails is the Contacts foldere below Inbox, Drafts,Sent, ... Trash.
Somehow I put them in there. Probably in response to sending e-mail and
being prompted as to whether I wanted to put the sender's e-mail address
in Contacts.

I made the mistake of selecting the Liam icon. How do I get rid of it.
After kicking around the contact list tutorials, it strikes me
that the functionality is there for "Messenger", while Yahoo Mail
is an afterthought. I think you're going to need some other mail
solution, to do what you want, because I see no "grouping" capability
in the email contacts list. Those contacts are just one group of its
own. There don't appear to be "groups within groups" that I can see.

http://help.yahoo.com/tutorials/ms9/mess/im_contactlist1.html

I expect Yahoo did it that way (added email), so that a Messenger
user could contact a non-Yahoo user. It doesn't give me the impression
of being intended as a full featured email service.

Paul
 
G

Gene E. Bloch

As I said in my other message, use the "categories" feature, which is
found on the Contacts tab. That with the old Yahoo interface. If you've
converted to the new interface, the feature is now called "Lists. In
both cases, you select the contacts from your Contacts list and add
them to your mail list.

Now that I look at it closer, though, it doesn't really do what I would
have expected. The Lists seem to be merely subsets of the Contacts
list. If you want to add all the addresses in a List, you still have to
select each address in the list individually - there's no way to select
the list as a whole.

So, it looks like you can't do what you want with Yahoo web mail

If you need more ideas about it, you should join a Yahoo web mail user
forum, as this isn't really a Windows question.


I don't know what that is.
It's the icon for Liam (translation: I don't know either).
 
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Nil

It's the icon for Liam (translation: I don't know either).
It must be the icon that causes your Yahoo mail to be delivered by an
Irish action movie star.

I've always been afraid to click on it. What if the mail bounced?!
 
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W. eWatson

I'm using the Yahoo web mail program. I don't see anything about
Addresses or distribution lists. The only thing that has a list of
e-mails is the Contacts foldere below Inbox, Drafts,Sent, ... Trash.
Somehow I put them in there. Probably in response to sending e-mail and
being prompted as to whether I wanted to put the sender's e-mail address
in Contacts.

I made the mistake of selecting the Liam icon. How do I get rid of it.
I sure would like to know where that forum is. I've hunted around a lot
on Google trying to find a clue. I decided to go to this NG is big and I
figured someone here likely uses Yahoo (web) mail. I am out of town for
a month or I would be using Thunderbird. I would use it here, but, when
I get back home, I would need to somehow take what's then on TB here and
figure out how to get it on to my PC at home.
TB
Liam seems to be some dopey set of icons you can put in your e-mail
msgs. For what purpose, I have no idea.

When I was here last year for a month, I do believe I figured out how to
put e-mail addresses on the To or Bcc lines.

I have no idea if this is the latest Yahoo mail program or not.
 
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W. eWatson

After kicking around the contact list tutorials, it strikes me
that the functionality is there for "Messenger", while Yahoo Mail
is an afterthought. I think you're going to need some other mail
solution, to do what you want, because I see no "grouping" capability
in the email contacts list. Those contacts are just one group of its
own. There don't appear to be "groups within groups" that I can see.

http://help.yahoo.com/tutorials/ms9/mess/im_contactlist1.html

I expect Yahoo did it that way (added email), so that a Messenger
user could contact a non-Yahoo user. It doesn't give me the impression
of being intended as a full featured email service.

Paul
Well, this is all very bizarre. I looked at the link you provided, and
just doesn't seem to fit in my case. For example, the link mentions
directories. I see none on the mail home page. Another poster mentioned
Categories.I see nothing about it on the mail home page. Same deal for
Addresses--Addresses are not on the page either.

Let me try this to see if it makes any sense. Suppose I create a msg to
one person with New. I get a msg saying ooPs! We were unable to access
your Contacts. Retry or Cancel. I select Cancel and write my msg, then
send it. A page appears saying the msg was sent. It also says Recipents
not in your Contacts. Would you like to add them. I say no.

So my question is why can't it see my Contacts? Very odd that it gave
me the msg "not in your Contacts".

In any case, if someone knows where there's a *Yahoo Group or forump*
devoted to e-mail questions, I would appreciate it.

I found via Google a 7/24 Yahoo Mail free hot line. I called, and they
wanted my name and e-mail address. No problem. Then they wanted to take
control of my computer. No thanks I said. Forget that.
 
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Nil

Well, this is all very bizarre. I looked at the link you provided,
and just doesn't seem to fit in my case. For example, the link
mentions directories. I see none on the mail home page. Another
poster mentioned Categories.I see nothing about it on the mail
home page. Same deal for Addresses--Addresses are not on the page
either.
You haven't told us whether you're using the old Yahoo web mail
interface ("Classic") or the new. In both cases the contacts are on the
2nd tab. The Category and List features are on that tab, too.

http://rednoise.freeshell.org/temp/classic1.png

http://rednoise.freeshell.org/temp/classic2.png

http://rednoise.freeshell.org/temp/new1.png

http://rednoise.freeshell.org/temp/new2.png

If you don't have any contacts currently, create some.
In any case, if someone knows where there's a *Yahoo Group or forump*
devoted to e-mail questions, I would appreciate it.
http://answers.yahoo.com/dir/index?link=list&sid=396546091

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Y-Mail/
 
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R. C. White

Hi, Gene.

Is it only a coincidence that "Liam" is "Mail" spelled backwards?

RC
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R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
Windows Live Mail 2012 (Build 16.4.3505.0912) in Win8 Pro


"Gene E. Bloch" wrote in message

As I said in my other message, use the "categories" feature, which is
found on the Contacts tab. That with the old Yahoo interface. If you've
converted to the new interface, the feature is now called "Lists. In
both cases, you select the contacts from your Contacts list and add
them to your mail list.

Now that I look at it closer, though, it doesn't really do what I would
have expected. The Lists seem to be merely subsets of the Contacts
list. If you want to add all the addresses in a List, you still have to
select each address in the list individually - there's no way to select
the list as a whole.

So, it looks like you can't do what you want with Yahoo web mail

If you need more ideas about it, you should join a Yahoo web mail user
forum, as this isn't really a Windows question.


I don't know what that is.
It's the icon for Liam (translation: I don't know either).
 
W

W. eWatson

....
You haven't told us whether you're using the old Yahoo web mail
interface ("Classic") or the new. In both cases the contacts are on the
2nd tab. The Category and List features are on that tab, too.
When I sign on, there is no tab for Contacts. If I click on Contacts
down by Trash, then the second tab show Contacts. I have many contacts.
I do not see Categories. Your png classic1 and new1 do not coincide with
my window. My Notepad and Calendar are in the column that contains
Inbox,...,Trash. Mine sort of looks like Classic, but with the "tabs"
switched between the left columns and the tabs across the top. More below.
Answers doesn't seem to have a way to post. I guess I need to pose a
question for a search. I think my question would be too hard to formulate.
Y-Mail has no way to join.

It looks like you posted png files in freeshell. How do I use it? On
this PC, I would only be able to post a screen size pic. Unfortunately,
I didn't add SnagIt.
 
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W. eWatson

Good grief. The way to get multiple e-mails from the Contact List into
say "To:" is to click on "To". It produces a list from which one can
select one or many addresses. Same for "CC:".

*BCC:" is a little harder. Way to the right off "TO:" is a
choice for whether a "BCC:" line should be shown, which can be.

used like either of the other address lines to select e-mail addresses.
 
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Nil

Answers doesn't seem to have a way to post. I guess I need to pose
a question for a search. I think my question would be too hard to
formulate. Y-Mail has no way to join.
Sure there is. In the upper right corner of the Yahoo Groups window,
there's a big button labeled "Join This Group".

I don't know why your view of Yahoo Mail is different than mine. I can
only guess that you have some feature of your web browser turned off,
like javascript. Or maybe a browser add-on is interfering.
It looks like you posted png files in freeshell. How do I use it?
On this PC, I would only be able to post a screen size pic.
I have my own private web space at freeshell where I can upload
pictures or other files.
 
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Paul

W. eWatson said:
It looks like you posted png files in freeshell. How do I use it? On
this PC, I would only be able to post a screen size pic. Unfortunately,
I didn't add SnagIt.
You can post images at imageshack.us if you want. Just remember
to clear cookies in the browser, to appear like a naive user
on each visit. So they don't pester you about "joining" or anything.

To grab a screenshot, I use GIMP, which has a screen acquisition feature.
But you could equally well do a printscreen, and paste the result into
an image editor if you want. Then, save in an economical format, and
upload to imageshack.us . (For images without a lot of color content,
stick art. cartoons, and the like, I use GIF. If the picture is
fine art variety, then you can use JPEG.) If you pick a bad format,
all it does is increase the upload time. My upload is pathetically slow,
so I try to keep the size down.

Paul
 
W

W. eWatson

Found it. For some reason FireFox search missed it.
Thanks to all for their help.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Hi, Gene.

Is it only a coincidence that "Liam" is "Mail" spelled backwards?
Hmm. Maybe it's time to get my tin-foil hat out of storage, in case it
*isn't* a coincidence.

And having read your post, I think I now understand Nil's.

Nil, you're too subtle for me :)
 
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Nil

Hmm. Maybe it's time to get my tin-foil hat out of storage, in
case it *isn't* a coincidence.

And having read your post, I think I now understand Nil's.

Nil, you're too subtle for me :)
I get that a lot. I've given up trying to explain why I giggle to
myself so much.
 
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