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Good questions. As to whitelisting and spam, I'm been registering the Groups.io servers with the various whitelists for the major email providers. A good reputation takes time to develop, of course, but I'm doing everything I can to help that along. And part of that it reacting quickly when spam is reported.
Questions 3 and 4 are related. With groups.io, you can download your complete membership AND your complete message archive at any time. So, if groups..io does ever go away, you'll still have all that. Unfortunately, you can't do that at Yahoo or Google. (Through the Dropbox integration, you can also have all, or some, of the attachments sent through your group automatically stored in your Dropbox, as another way of archiving.)
As for longevity, I'll answer it this way. Groups.io is a passion project for me. I don't want to live in a world where Facebook groups are the main/best way to communicate in a group on-line. I believe email groups are fundamentally better for many types of communication. It's clear that groups are not a priority at either Yahoo or Google and I'm worried that email groups will disappear without a dedicated company/service providing them.
As for funding of the company, I'm committed to funding it for the foreseeable future.
The only question in my mind is whether groups.io will gain a critical mass of users (for some definition of critical). Much of that is on me, to provide a feature rich, easy to use service that people like. But it's also dependent on people liking and using the service and spreading the word.
I hope this answers your questions.
On Sun, Oct 12, 2014 at 8:00 AM, Bruce Pappas <bruce@...> wrote: