Alternative to Yahoo Groups?
Thread poster: Cecilia Falk

Cecilia Falk  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:54
English to Swedish
Dec 5, 2006

We are a bunch of translators who live in the same area that try to meet once a month or so in a pub for a chat and a quiz. We also have a Yahoo Group where we ask questions, make arrangements for the next "meeting" and generally chit chat.
The last couple of months we've had problems with the mails that keep dropping in erratically and not always in the right order, which makes the answers and comments quite confusing.
To the point: Does someone know of any alternatives to the Yahoo Groups for mailing lists?

Best regards,
Cecilia


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Angela Dickson  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Google groups? Dec 5, 2006

Google now has a groups facility - I am a member of one extremely low-traffic Google group, so can't tell how good it is. But in case you feel like investigating:

http://www.google.co.uk/grphp?hl=en


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Maureen Wilkins  Identity Verified
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same problem with Yahoo Groups Dec 5, 2006

Hello Cecilia, I've had exactly the same problem with a Yahoo group I belong to. The messages get delivered late or in the wrong order. I've had to go online to check the messages. I thought that it was maybe my Internet provider holding messages to check for spam. I may need to contact Yahoo to find out what's happening.

Maureen


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Cecilia Falk  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:54
English to Swedish
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Too much traffic? Dec 5, 2006

Hello Angela,
Thanks for the tip, I will definitly look into this.

Hi Maureen, please let me know if you find something out. This is also affecting another much larger mailing list for Swedish translators that I am also on. Could it be that there is just to much traffic going through Yahoo these days?

Somebody gave me the tip to use an alternative UK address, but it does not seem to help much (and creates a lot of hassle as you have to keep changing the address when you want to answer a mail).

Cecilia


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Ritu Bhanot  Identity Verified
France
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Orkut Dec 5, 2006

That's an alternative. www.orkut.com
Regards,
ritu


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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All 3rd party groups fail sooner or later Dec 6, 2006

Cecilia Falk wrote:
To the point: Does someone know of any alternatives to the Yahoo Groups for mailing lists?


There are many, but you get what you pay for. And you don't pay anything, do you? So when a mailing list host gets bloated or otherwise stuffed, you will always experience a delay or broken service. GoogleGroups will go the same route, I think. But GoogleGroups is new, and will perhaps offer better service for the time being, until the next big services comes along in two or three years' time. This is just my opinion.


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David Earl  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 06:54
Member (2007)
German to English
Intended informationally Dec 6, 2006

Samuel Murray wrote:

Cecilia Falk wrote:
To the point: Does someone know of any alternatives to the Yahoo Groups for mailing lists?


There are many, but you get what you pay for. And you don't pay anything, do you? So when a mailing list host gets bloated or otherwise stuffed, you will always experience a delay or broken service.


Yup, many are available. Folks can even set up their own using ListServ software. YahooGroups is based on this technique. (It's better if the computer with the ListServ software is running 24/7.)

Samuel Murray wrote:

GoogleGroups will go the same route, I think. But GoogleGroups is new, and will perhaps offer better service for the time being, until the next big services comes along in two or three years' time. This is just my opinion.


That depends upon what part of GoogleGroups you're talking about. A section of Groups links into the much older "UseNet" NewsGroups. Those predate HTTP and browsers. Some examples include the entire alt.* tree, comp.*, rec.*, etc.

I'm uncertain if Google is building their newer groups using NNTP-server software, or something proprietary.

Some email programs can access them directly, including Thunderbird & Outlook Express (but not Outlook, last I looked anyway). There are also special tools for accessing those groups, some free. _If_ one chooses to access them, the main thing is too look for keywords like "Newsgroups" or "NNTP".


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