After the recently announced Yahoo changes (appended below)
occur, it appears that all of vpFREE's message archives,
photos, files and all other web page assets will be deleted,
and that Yahoo's only function will be the receiving and
forwarding of individual emails (no digests) to vpFREE
Yahoo may automatically change all members to individual emails,
or they may not. If you are already receiving individual emails, you
don't have to do anything.
However, If you are currently receiving vpFREE digests or no vpFREE
mail, you should change to individual emails by sending a
blank message to "vpFREEemail@example.com" (sending it
from your vpFREE address of record), or you can go to the
and make the change there by editing your membership.
Starting in 2007, I've been archiving vpFREE messages on my
computer and since the announcement I've downloaded to my
computer all of vpFREE's message archives, photos and files.
I had hoped to put the message archives on a searchable web
page (as I've done for smaller groups I'm involved with),
but the vpFREE message archive file is so huge (over 130,000
messages totaling over 144 megabytes) that my html editor
can't handle it, and I'd rather not break it up.
I'll also be downloading all message archives, photos and files from
the regional/sub vpFREE groups.
I'm trying to decide what to do with everything I've downloaded and
I'm looking into several options for making these downloads
available to vpFREE members.
Current messages (starting 10 October) are being archived, and
are accessible to anyone (no joining the group required) at:
The link will appear at the bottom of all vpFREE messages.
Yahoo has made the decision to no longer allow users to
upload content to the Yahoo Groups site. Beginning October
28, you won't be able to upload any more content to the
site, and as of December 14 all previously posted content on
the site will be permanently removed. You'll have until that
date to save anything you've uploaded.
What features will go away?
What will happen to the site?
The Yahoo Groups site will continue to exist, however, all
public groups will be made private or restricted. Any new
group members will need to request an invite or be invited
by an admin. Admins will still be able to manage various
group settings, though some functionality will be limited.
What will happen on October 21st?
On October 21st, you will no longer be able to upload any
content to the site. To share info with members of your
groups, you'll continue to be able to do so via email.
How can I keep my Yahoo Groups content?
Photos and files can be saved right from the Yahoo Groups
site, or you can download your data from the Privacy
Will I be able to use Yahoo Groups going forward?
You'll still be able to communicate with your groups via
email and search for private groups on the site. In
addition, admins will continue to have limited access to
group settings and administration tools.