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What is the Mac@LehighValley MUG Yahoo!Group?

How do I visit the Mac@LehighValley Yahoo!Group?

What can I do as a visitor before I join the Mac@LehighValley Yahoo!Group?

Who can join the Mac@LehighValley Yahoo!Group?

What are the advantages of joining the Mac@LehighValley Yahoo!Group?

How do I join?

Do I need a Yahoo!ID to Join?

How do I get a Yahoo!ID?

How do I find out if I already have a Yahoo!ID?

I have a Yahoo!ID, but how do I find the password?

I went to join or actually did join, but I was confused as to the options. What do Individual Email, Daily Digest, Fully Featured, and Traditional mean?

I have blocked email from strangers to block spam. Can I still participate?

OK, I joined the Mac@LehighValley Yahoo!Group.  How do I find out if it is working?

Is their an easy way to find the website without remembering the long URL?

What other groups are available?

I read a message and I want to reply to it.  How do I do that?

How do I post a message?

How do I post photos or files to the website?

I have a friend that just wants to participate in the Mac@LehighValley Yahoo!Group. What do they do?

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What is the Mac@LehighValley Yahoo!Group?

It is a user friendly website and mailing list used as a forum exclusively by Mac@LehighValley members who want to connect and share.

The website stores items of interest for members while the mailing list permits users to send items of interest to each other.  Participation is optional and one must join to participate.  Here are a few ideas of items to share:

  • advice wanted
  • computer problems and solutions
  • help on converting vinyl records to CDs
  • help on converting home movies to DVDs
  • links for Macintosh websites
  • links for Lehigh Valley Mac dealers
  • photos from meetings
  • carpooling to meetings
  • information on recalls
  • information on updates
  • items for free
  • items for sale
  • items to swap
  • items wanted

How do I visit the Mac@LehighValley Yahoo!Group?

It is an unlisted group.  It can only be visited by going to: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/macatlehighvalley/

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What can I do as a visitor before I join the Mac@LehighValley Yahoo!Group?

By using the link http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/macatlehighvalley/ , you can go to the site.  While there you can only look at the home page and click "Join This Group."

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Who can join the Mac@LehighValley Yahoo!Group?

Any member in good standing of Mac@LehighValley Macintosh Users Group, may join.

In February of 2008, all Mac@LehighValley members were sent an email inviting them to join.  They can join the group by responding to this email

Subsequent new members will also receive an email inviting them to join.

Any member who doesn't have this email, can go to the link http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/macatlehighvalley/ and click "Join This Group."

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What are the advantages of joining the Mac@LehighValley Yahoo!Group?

1) Messages:  Mac@LehighValley Yahoo!Group members can send messages to other members of the Mac@LehighValley Yahoo!Group. If a member doesn't want to get email, they may elect when they join to not get email, but then must go to the Mac@LehighValley Yahoo!Group webpage and log in to read the messages.

2) Files:  Yahoo!Group members can post files to the group site.  Other members can go there to look at them and download them.  At this point in time, most files are administrative in nature.

3) Photos:  Yahoo!Group members can post photos on the group site.  Other members can then go there and look at the photos and download them.  As an example, there is a set of screen shots of the iPod Touch with the latest software update that added Mail, Stocks, Maps, Weather, and Notes.  There are also screen shots of each application including the original applications: Safari, Calendar, Contacts, YouTube, Clock, and Calculator.

4) Links: Yahoo!Group members can share links.  The present links are to the Mac@LehighValley website, Apples Lehigh Valley Store, and a set of links for iPhone, iPod Touch, and other handheld devices.

5) Database:  Database can hold can hold things such as Phonebooks, and any other structured list. The present Yahoo!Group Databases are a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions), and lists of software members use and of equipment they use. The lists are so that people that use the same software or equipment may help eachother.

6) Members:  This is a list of those people who have joined the Mac@LehighValley Yahoo!Group.  It is cryptic, giving their Yahoo! ID and if they elect, their name.  It also offers a way to send private messages to another member without them having to reveal their email address.

7) Calendar:  This calendar lists all Mac@LehighValley meetings, but can include other events that members want to add.

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How do I join?

There are two ways:

  1. Reply to an invitation to join
  2. Go to http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/macatlehighvalley/ and click on "Join This Group" to request an invitation.

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Do I need a Yahoo!ID to Join?

If you only want to be sent emails and never send emails or visit the Mac@LehighValley Yahoo!Group website, you don't need a Yahoo!ID.

However, if you want to participate fully by being able to send emails and visit the website, you need a Yahoo!ID.

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How do I get a Yahoo!ID?

After you click on "Join This Group," the next screen has the option to Sign Up. This will take you to a screen where you can get a Yahoo!ID.

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How do I find out if I already have a Yahoo!ID?

After you click on "Join This Group," click on "Forget your ID or password?"  It will ask you to enter your Yahoo!ID.   Under this block is place to click on "I don't know my Yahoo!ID."  It will give you a couple procedures to find your Yahoo!ID.

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I have a Yahoo!ID, but how do I find the password?

After you click on "Join This Group," click on "Forget your ID or password?"  It will give you a temporary password that you change to a more appropriate password.

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I went to join or actually did join, but I was confused as to the options.  What do Individual Email, Daily Digest, Fully Featured, and Traditional mean?

Yahoo! actually explains these.  The preferred settings are Individual Email and Fully Featured.  However, if you want less email, select Daily Digest.  If you are having trouble reading your email messages, change to Traditional and see if things work better.

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I have blocked email from strangers to block spam. Can I still participate?

Yes. You have three choices after you join:

  1. Go to the group page and look under members and enable email from each of the members.
  2. Go to the group page and click on edit membership. Change Step 2 to Daily Digest. Then go back to your email filter and enable email from Mac@LehighValley@yahoogroups.com   Now you will get the messages emailed to you once each day.
  3. Always go to the group page to read messages. You can still post messages by sending them to Mac@LehighValley@yahoogroups.com

The group page is http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/macatlehighvalley/

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OK, I joined the Mac@LehighValley Yahoo!Group.  How do I find out if it is working?

Log in and send a message introducing yourself.  This will go out to all members including you.  If you don't get a copy, you need to login and click on "Edit Membership."  There you will find out where your messages are sent and you can correct it if necessary.

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Is their an easy way to find the Mac@LehighValley Yahoo!Group website without remembering the long URL?

Sure, just enter yahoo.com and click on "Groups".  After you have joined, this will take you to your Yahoo!Group(s).

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What other groups are available?

Just about anything you can imagine.  I belong to groups about Rotary International, Volvo cars, Boy Scouts, photography, rhododendrons, azaleas, Reading Works (Western Electric), and deer problems.  There is a searchable list at http://groups.yahoo.com .

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I read a message and I want to reply to it.  How do I do that?

There are two ways to reply: 1) to the entire group and 2) just to the sender.

If you are in "Fully Featured mode", just click on the appropriate link directly following the message:  1) "Reply to Group" or 2) "Reply to Sender".  If  you are using "Traditional" mode it is more difficult.  Just be sure to reply to the group is addressed to "Mac@LehighValley@yahoogroups.com".  To reply to the sender make sure the reply is addressed to the sender if they show their email address.  Other wise you can log in to the Mac@LehighValley Yahoo!Group website and look under members and click on their name to send them an email even if they keep their email private.

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How do I post a message?

There are two ways, 1) via email and 2) from the Mac@LehighValley Yahoo!Group website.  From the website, click on "Post".  From email, send the message to "Mac@LehighValley@yahoogroups.com" with the Subject being the Title of your post.

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How do I post photos or files to the Mac@LehighValley Yahoo!Group website?

Log into the Mac@LehighValley Yahoo!Group website, click on Photos or Files and follow the instructions.

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I have a friend that just wants to participate in the Mac@LehighValley Yahoo!Group.  What do they do?

Sorry, it is for members only.  Ask them to join the Mac@LehighValley Macintosh Users Group.


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