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Fleshing out the Via Web section.

Change the email address of your Yahoo Groups subscription


A Yahoo! Group has two primary features: an email list and a collection of web resources. To subscribe to the mailing all you need is an email address. To access the web resources, including the forms to change the email address used for your subscriptions, you'll need an account at Yahoo so that you can sign in.




Your other option is to unsubscribe the old address and subscribe the new address. That has the virtue of simplicity, but doing so abandons any content (messages) you've contributed to those groups, and any elevated status (such as moderator) you may have been given. Yahoo policy is that any content you contribute to Yahoo Groups remains your property, and that you may remove such content at any time[1]. To unsubscribe and re-subscribe by email, use the Email Commands[2]. You will find them listed on the Info/About page of the group, see the "Visit Your Group" link at the bottom of any Individual or Digest message from the group.


If you don't yet have a Yahoo account, but wish to preserve your ownership of content, or your status in groups, then it is important to complete the change of address Via Web (below) before you lose access to the old email address.


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Note: over time Yahoo! has made changes to the procedures to change email addresses. So understand that any instructions you find, even Yahoo's own help pages, may contain obsolete information or may be missing needed information. This page was created during an instance where the existing Yahoo help pages contained obsolete information[3]. If you find any error or inaccuracy in this information you can help by writing or correcting items, or just by commenting. Please read About YahooGroupedia.


  1.  Sign in with your Yahoo account (the one you wish to use for managing your Groups memberships). If you don't have an account yet, go to the Yahoo Groups home page and click on the purple Sign In button, or the Sign In link at the upper right. Then click on the Sign up for a new account link, and follow the instructions. Come back here when you've completed the account creation.
  2. If your account doesn't list your old email address (which it won't if you just created the account in step 1), then you need to add your old email address to your account. Do this in step 3, below.
  3. Go to your Account Info page by hovering over your name in the upper right hand corner of any page at Yahoo, then clicking on Account Info in the menu that pops open. Then click on the place where it shows your Full Name. You'll be prompted to verify your password, go ahead and type it in and click Sign In. You should now be on the Your Contact Information page. Below the boxes for your Name, there should be the email addresses you've listed with Yahoo. If you just created the account then the only email address listed will by the Yahoo Mail address associated with your account. Use the Add Email link to add your old and new email addresses to the list. In the Home Address section you may be required to enter at least your zip code. Then click the Save button at the bottom of the page.
  4. Yahoo will send a verification email to each of the addresses you add to the Account Info list. Make sure you receive those messages and follow the instructions to verify the addresses.
  5. , and have the Membership Wizard transfer your group membership(s) to this account.

First, you must add a new email address to your yahoo profile. Sign into your yahoo account. Then click on your name at the upper right, and then in the drop-down window click on "Add or manage accounts".  Then click on "account info", then "account security", then "email addresses", then "add recovery email address"... then type in whatever email address you want to put, then go through the verification process.

After that's done, then go to any group site such as https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/ groups/FreecycleLouisville/ info , and, near the upper right, click on "Membership", then "Edit Membership", then the top pencil icon where your email address is, and then you should see the new one you just added, click to put a dot on it, then click to save.

OR, you can change it this way (after the new address is added to your yahoo profile), when on the FCL homepage, on the left side, click on "Manage Groups". then by FreecycleLouisville, where it says "Email ID", click the down arrow, and it should show the new email address, click on the one you want to use, and then click "Save".





1. Yahoo Terms of Service, paragraph 9: "Yahoo does not claim ownership of Content you submit..." and 9a: "This license exists only for as long as you elect to continue to include such Content on the Yahoo Services and will terminate at the time you remove or Yahoo removes such Content from the Yahoo Services."


2. The Yahoo help page Activities available via email in Yahoo Groups fails to mention that Yahoo will send an email in response, and you must receive and respond to that email before the command takes effect. Archived page.


3. As of early November, 2015, the Yahoo help page Change your personal email address in a group, step 3, refers to an "Add New Email" link which no longer exists. Archived page.


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