APPPAPlus Yahoo Group FAQ
Q. Can I participate in the APPPAPlus group without paying for a membership?
A. Participation in the APPPAPlus group is a benefit for Producer Plus members, membership rates start at $50 a year. The APPPAPlus list is periodically cleaned of non-paying members who have not renewed their memberships.
Q. I am a producer plus member, but I can't figure out how to get access to the APPPAPlus Yahoo Group.
A. You received an invitation to the group soon after you purchased your membership. However, if you do not act on the invitation from Yahoo, it will expire. You can request membership in one of the following ways: Go to http://groups.yahoo.com. Search for APPPAPlus and request to be added to the group. Tell me who you are in the request. Wait for moderator approval. Or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow the instructions you receive. Wait for moderator approval. To speed the approval process up, make sure you provide the name your membership is under.
Q. I don't have a Yahoo! username. Can I still participate in the APPPAPlus group?
A. Yes. Yahoo! Groups provides an email only function. If you are unable to request membership in the list by sending an email to email@example.com, then contact firstname.lastname@example.org and request an email only invitation to APPPAPlus.
Q. If I can participate in the APPPAPlus list using only email, what advantage is there in creating a Yahoo! username?
A. A Yahoo username will allow you search the APPPAPlus archives via the Yahoo! Groups webpage. In the context of your APPPA Producer Plus membership, that is the only advantage. Archives for the APPPAPlus group go back to 2003.
Q. I don't want to pay for a Yahoo! account.
A. Good news, Yahoo Accounts are free for anyone, and having one will provide you with access to a wide-ranging list of groups.
Q. I'm receiving too many emails from the APPPAPlus list. What can I do?
A. Be thankful, you are engaged in a thriving, supportive community. Some days, you may receive as many as 7 or 10 emails from the group while other days may be 1. Since members dictate the content, it's hard to forecast the volume. The list does have a digest mode, which means you can change from receiving individual emails to receiving a daily digest of messages. It's also important to realize that you don't have to read every message that comes. Scan the headlines and the sender. If the topic is interesting, read it or save for later. If the message holds little appeal, skip (or delete) it. Using an email program that allows you to filter messages based on sender or subject is an incredibly powerful tool to help you prioritize your incoming emails.
Q. How do I change my group delivery preferences?
A. Use the Manage My Groups option that comes with your Yahoo! Groups account. If you're an email only user, then you can control your delivery preferences using email. To receive message digests instead of individual messages send an email to APPPAplusemail@example.com. To receive individual messages instead of digests, send email to APPPAplusfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. How can I post a message to APPPAPlus?
A. Assuming you are a member of the group/list, then send an email to email@example.com from the email address that is subscribed to the group.
Q. Where can I find more information about using APPPAPlus?
A. APPPAPlus is a Yahoo! Group, which is a free service designed and managed by Yahoo!. You can find all the help you need for using Yahoo! Groups using Yahoo!'s online help.
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