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Being subscribed to a lot of mailing lists has a big disadvantage. You'll receive a lot of e-mails. The e- mails will fill your e-mail account quickly.
The first thing to do is open a separate e-mail account for e-mails from mailing lists. Most of e- mails you'll just delete.
You can go a step further. Remember home page of Yahoo! Groups. There is a link with words "My Groups". Click on that link.
A page is displayed. On page are all groups mentioned to which you subscribed. You can make changes to your subscription there.
The number of members of mailing list is on page and also delivery options. Click on link saying "Edit Delivery Options".
Now you can change delivery options. There are four delivery options:
1. Individual Emails 2. Daily Digest 3. No Mail/Web Only 4. Unsubscribe
As you subscribe to a mailing list first option is active. Individual e-mails will be send to you. That will fill your e-mail account quickly.
Choose for daily digest to receive less e-mails. When you do e-mails are bundled and put in one e-mail. That e-mail is send to you.
But third option is best option. You're still subscribed to mailing list. But you don't receive e-mails no more.
The last option is a sort of double option. To unsubscribe you can also send an e-mail to mailing list.
There is another big advantage to My Groups page. You can see whether you can post messsages to mailing list.
If you can post messages to mailing list then a link saying "Post" is displayed. You can click on that link. An e-mail screen appears.
I don't know about you. But I only want mailing lists for posting announcements. So if I can't post to mailing list right away I unsubscribe!
This is all administration that's needed for mailing lists. Keep it simple. Don't save too much. You don't want to spend days on your mailing lists.
Jos van Doorn is an AutoCAD specialist, AutoLISP programmer and ACAD newsletter publisher. The newsletter is * for people who want to learn more about AutoCAD and AutoLISP. It's FREE. To subscribe: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org