Amy Stinson opened a test list on Yahoo Groups and reported,
| It also offers no individual moderation, such as NOPOST or REVIEW
It does. You can set individual members to No Post or for moderation. (It
just has a different name from "review.") You can also set them to bypass
moderation on a moderated list. Also, one can make an unmoderated list de-
fault to moderating new subscribers until the listowner (or a sufficiently
privileged comoderator) changes the setting for a member who is ready to be
let post without moderation.
| ... nor does it appear to automatically handle bounces ...
Yes, it does, though you might prefer to handle them differently.
| There appears to be no way to access the archives or search by email
True. Viewing and searching the archives requires logging into the web site
with a Yahoo ID unless the list's archives are set up for public (rather than
| ... nor can you set your email to NOMAIL or digest or individual mails
| except by web interface ...
Yes, you can. Sending any messsage to listname-nomail @
com, or listname-normal @
perform those tasks without a visit to the web site nor need for a Yahoo ID.
| There is no ability to set the size of digests ...
True. Digests are sent out once a day, with additional issues during the day
whenever twenty-five posts accumulate.
| It's my opinion that any seasoned list manager would feel kneecapped
| by the limitations of the management possibilities on Yahoogroups,
No quarrel there (that is, if being kneecapped is something like being
| ... but on the other hand, many unseasoned listowners would feel
| overwhelmed by the possibilities presented by a package even as
| management lite as LITE.
... nor there either. Occasionally a listowner does migrate from something
like Yahoo Groups or Topica to something that we on list-managers would
consider a list management package and feels very liberated; often, though,
one will look into it and decide that it's just too much adjustment or