Tuesday, March 20, 2012

[papercreters] Controlling Your Email Volume from Papercreters

With the recent boost in activiy on the group, I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone that each of YOU have the ability to control how much email you receive from Papercreters.

At the bottom of this message are detailed step by step instructions that will allow you to change settings on your Papercreters account which can dramatically impact the number of email messages you receive.

If the quantity of email you are getting from the group is a concern to you, please be sure to read the message below.

--- In papercreters@yahoogroups.com, "slurryguy" <slurryguy@...> wrote:
> It has come to my attention that many of our newest members are
> frustrated by how much email they are receiving from Papercreters.
> This is a simple situation for each member to control. There are
> settings you can select which act almost like a valve in a pipe
> between the Yahoo servers and your inbox.
> For those familiar with Yahoo systems, I recognize that there are
> several different ways and menus to accomplish the same tasks. I'm
> only listing one method. It may not be every experienced Yahooer's
> favorite technique. Please understand that I'm targeting this message
> to those who are struggling and are probably less familiar with
> Yahoo's systems. I don't want to confuse anyone with several slightly
> different sets of instructions to accomplish the same things.
> To check your membership, go to the Papercreters main Yahoo home
> page:
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/papercreters/
> a) Close to the top of that page just right of the Yahoo logo is a
> blue link, "Sign In". click it. Enter your YahooID and password.
> Click the "Sign in" button. This will return you to the main
> Papercreters home page. Your YahooID will be listed at the top of the
> page just right of the Yahoo logo instead of the sign-in link you
> previously clicked. If this is not what you see, start over and check
> your membership from the beginning.
> b) Just barely underneath the annoying banner advertisement look for
> a blue "Edit Membership" link in rather small type. If you do not
> see that blue link, and you are confident you have signed in
> properly, Yahoo does not recognize you as a member of the group.
> Check if you see a blue "Join This Group" button on the page. If
> your are signed in to yahoo and see the "Join This Group" button you
> can be certain Yahoo doesn't see you as a group member. Now would be
> a great time to join. Click that button and follow the
> instructions. If you are confident that you are logged in properly
> and do not see the blue "Join this Group" button, look harder just
> barely under the main banner ad for the blue "Edit Membership" link.
> It's there somewhere. Click the blue "Edit Membership" link, and
> you'll see a Papercreters "Edit Membership" page.
> c) Look your information over closely. Is everything appropriate?
> particular attention to "Step 2. Message Delivery". There are 4
> options available:
> 1. Individual Emails
> Selecting this option will cause the Yahoo system to send you an
> email every time one of our members posts a message to Papercreters.
> The system defaults to this option, so this is probably what was
> selected as you joined the first time.
> 2. Message Digest
> Selecting this option will cause the Yahoo system to collect a group
> of messages together and send one email containing all the messages
> for that day. Some days if there are a lot of messages being posted,
> you might receive two digests. Personally, this is the option I like
> the best and use myself.
> 3. Special Notices
> Selecting this option prevents you from receiving almost all email
> from Papercreters. The only email you will receive are messages
> moderators send out and flag as special. The only way to read most
> of the information posted to papercreters will be to view it via the
> message archives on the web page. In the 7 1/2 months papercreters
> has existed there have been 4 special notices that I can remember.
> 4. Web Only
> Selecting this option assures that you will receive no email from
> Papercreters at all. The only way to read most of the information
> posted to papercreters will be to view it via the message archives on
> the web page.
> d) At the bottom of the Edit Membership page is a Blue "Save Changes"
> button. Be certain to click that button to save your changes.
> I hope you find this information helpful.
> Please enjoy the group.
> slurryguy


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