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locked Re: Invitations - From address

 

Mark,

I'm not sure why the invites are ending up in spam folders, but
changing the reply address is a good idea.
Probably the same reason Yahoo Groups' Invitations have trouble getting through: spam filters tend to pick out form letters. And especially the same text sent to multiple recipients within a given email service.

Perhaps the Invite page should encourage the user to customize the message, and provide a way to preview the customized message.

Also, if you're willing to mailmerge the outbound invitations, anything you can do personalize the text would probably help (couldn't hurt?). For example:

Hello [name],

[modname] offers you this invitation to join the Groups.io email
group [groupname].
...
If you are not interested, or are not [email address], please ignore
this email.
[name] you'd have to pick out of the email addresses provided by the user. The inclusion of [email address] may seem redundant, but it might help prevent people from trying to use forwarded invitations.

-- Shal


locked Re: restricted groups

christopher hallsworth <challsworth2@...>
 

Sounds good, Mailman has this feature.

On 19 Jun 2015, at 21:55, Adrien Collins <adriencollins22160@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi

I want to make all my groups so that I have to approve new
members, I assume on the group settings I click the link
that says restricted I cannot see any other option for
allowing me to approve members. Is it possible to have a
setting so that we can apply the same settings to all our
groups if we have several and want to make the settings the
same?

Regards

Adrien





locked restricted groups

Adrien Collins <adriencollins22160@...>
 

Hi

I want to make all my groups so that I have to approve new
members, I assume on the group settings I click the link
that says restricted I cannot see any other option for
allowing me to approve members. Is it possible to have a
setting so that we can apply the same settings to all our
groups if we have several and want to make the settings the
same?

Regards

Adrien


locked Re: Invitations - From address

 

Hi Duane,

I'm not sure why the invites are ending up in spam folders, but changing the reply address is a good idea. The reply address is now groupname+invite+....

Thanks,
Mark

On Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 10:30 AM, Duane <txpigeon@...> wrote:
I sent invitations to all the folks on a  couple of other groups that I'm closing down to use this site.  It seems that a lot of them thought they were spam because the From address was Invite and a string of numbers (I think).  What about having it come from groupname+owner or something similar?  Maybe create groupname+invite for dealing with them?  I don't know if it had anything to do with that, but lots of folks, especially with Yahoo email (directly or via Verizon or other partners), had them go into the spam bucket.  I'd like to get as many folks moved over here as I can.  The first 2 groups had a 90% or better move rate, so I'm hopeful.

Thanks,
Duane






locked Re: The home page

Steph <hsrsp@...>
 

2nd option.

Sent: Friday, June 19, 2015 3:30 PM
Subject: [beta] The home page

Hi All,

Question for you: do you use the 'combined message view' that's presented when you go to https://groups.io (ie. All Messages)?

If it's not being used, I'm wondering if instead if would better to make the Subscriptions page (https://groups.io/groups) be the home page. And I'd move the functions to view/modify your muted/followed threads/hashtags into each group. And there'd be no combined message view.

Thoughts?

Thanks,
Mark


locked Re: The home page

Michael Capelle <michael.capelle@...>
 

hello, i prefer the second option.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Fletcher" <markf@corp.groups.io>
To: <beta@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 19, 2015 3:30 PM
Subject: [beta] The home page


Hi All,

Question for you: do you use the 'combined message view' that's presented
when you go to https://groups.io (ie. All Messages)?

If it's not being used, I'm wondering if instead if would better to make
the Subscriptions page (https://groups.io/groups) be the home page. And I'd
move the functions to view/modify your muted/followed threads/hashtags into
each group. And there'd be no combined message view.

Thoughts?

Thanks,
Mark


locked The home page

 

Hi All,

Question for you: do you use the 'combined message view' that's presented when you go to https://groups.io (ie. All Messages)?

If it's not being used, I'm wondering if instead if would better to make the Subscriptions page (https://groups.io/groups) be the home page. And I'd move the functions to view/modify your muted/followed threads/hashtags into each group. And there'd be no combined message view.

Thoughts?

Thanks,
Mark


locked Invitations - From address

Duane
 

I sent invitations to all the folks on a couple of other groups that I'm closing down to use this site. It seems that a lot of them thought they were spam because the From address was Invite and a string of numbers (I think). What about having it come from groupname+owner or something similar? Maybe create groupname+invite for dealing with them? I don't know if it had anything to do with that, but lots of folks, especially with Yahoo email (directly or via Verizon or other partners), had them go into the spam bucket. I'd like to get as many folks moved over here as I can. The first 2 groups had a 90% or better move rate, so I'm hopeful.

Thanks,
Duane


locked Re: HTML code in posts

 

It is an embed, Mark.   The code is :

<iframe width="500" height="300" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://www.google.com/fusiontables/embedviz?q=select+col3+from+1FeKHeJC3zmNRKIpnwzGhY5bAO372rFFXq8dL7pnX&amp;viz=MAP&amp;h=false&amp;lat=54.925868720004516&amp;lng=-1.9801368187499975&amp;t=1&amp;z=5&amp;l=col3&amp;y=2&amp;tmplt=2&amp;hml=GEOCODABLE"></iframe>


I've got it into a Wiki page, where it works fine.   When I tried to put it in a post, I pressed the button for code view, and pasted it in underneath the code for the message.   When I went out of code view, I could see the map woring well in the post.   But when I pressed Send, the code was then completely stripped out of the post.   Perhaps that's correct!   I see it can be put in the description (Alan Crease, one of my members, e-mailed you) and I'll try that when I have time.

It may be OK just to have it in a Woki page!

Regards

Alastair


locked Updates to Trello

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locked New comment

Beta Integration <beta+integration@...>
 

[Beta] New comment on card "Create a system to merge multiple Trello and Github integration notifications received within a short period of time into one email." by Mark Fletcher:

Done and integrated for Trello notifications. Github notifications still need to be integrated.


locked Re: HTML code in posts

Duane
 

I've been working with him offline. What he's trying to do is create a post online, in html mode, inserting code on the code view, and it doesn't show up when posted in the group. He's using an <iframe on the inserted material.

Duane


locked Re: HTML code in posts

 

Alastair,

Can you give us some more information? What code are you inserting into the message. If it's an <embed> or an <object>, many email programs won't display that (and we don't display those in the archives either).

Thanks,
Mark

On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 11:30 PM, Alastair Sharp <alastair.sharp@...> wrote:

When I add code into a posting to generate an active picture,    When I check the post before sending, it works OK, but, after sending,  the code disappears!   Should this happen?   Is there another way of embedding code somewhere?

Regards,

Alastair Sharp (U3A German Group Owner)



locked Site Updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site today:

  • NEW: Added 'Save Without Sending' option to message edit screen, for moderators only.
  • NEW: Display aliases when viewing a group member's subscription.

Cheers, Mark


locked Updates to Trello board Beta - https://groups.io/org/groupsio/beta

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locked Updates to Trello board Beta - https://groups.io/org/groupsio/beta

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locked Re: their bounce notice: Your Groups.io Account Is Bouncing

Steph <hsrsp@...>
 

My friend's problem is fixed!  Thanks!  Steph

From: Trish
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 8:20 AM
Subject: Re: [beta] Re: their bounce notice: Your Groups.io Account Is Bouncing

The problem with my group members is they thought it was a spam/phishing email. I've sent put something on my group calendars that goes out once a month telling people if they get a bounce message from groups.io to click on the link..

Trish

On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 11:17 PM, Joseph Hudson <jhud7789@...> wrote:
Hi, yes those are all bye Microsoft. Another one that bounces too, is outlook. But all it is, is a simple click of a linking you're done. You can go back to receiving mail again.
Joseph Hudson
I device support
Email
Face time and iMessage
Office phone
Emergency line
Skype
joseph.hudson89

On Jun 15, 2015, at 9:49 PM, Duane <txpigeon@...> wrote:

Hmm, there should be an entry in the activity log for their bouncing condition.  I think it only shows up once when it starts, so it may have been a few days ago.  (That's one reason I'd like to be able to search the log instead of paging through.)  There would be another entry when it stops bouncing.  It should also show up in their Email Delivery History  in the Member listing though.

I just went and looked at my logs.  It seems that emails to Hotmail addresses are bouncing a lot.  Some for msn.com and some for Live.com  (Aren't those all owned by MS?)  Would they happen to have one of those?

What happens when they click on the link?

Duane







locked Re: their bounce notice: Your Groups.io Account Is Bouncing

 

The problem with my group members is they thought it was a spam/phishing email. I've sent put something on my group calendars that goes out once a month telling people if they get a bounce message from groups.io to click on the link..

Trish

On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 11:17 PM, Joseph Hudson <jhud7789@...> wrote:
Hi, yes those are all bye Microsoft. Another one that bounces too, is outlook. But all it is, is a simple click of a linking you're done. You can go back to receiving mail again.
Joseph Hudson
I device support
Email
Face time and iMessage
Office phone
Emergency line
Skype
joseph.hudson89

On Jun 15, 2015, at 9:49 PM, Duane <txpigeon@...> wrote:

Hmm, there should be an entry in the activity log for their bouncing condition.  I think it only shows up once when it starts, so it may have been a few days ago.  (That's one reason I'd like to be able to search the log instead of paging through.)  There would be another entry when it stops bouncing.  It should also show up in their Email Delivery History  in the Member listing though.

I just went and looked at my logs.  It seems that emails to Hotmail addresses are bouncing a lot.  Some for msn.com and some for Live.com  (Aren't those all owned by MS?)  Would they happen to have one of those?

What happens when they click on the link?

Duane







locked Re: HTML code in posts

Duane
 

If the group that you're sending to is Text Only, it will get stripped out.

Duane


locked HTML code in posts

 

When I add code into a posting to generate an active picture,    When I check the post before sending, it works OK, but, after sending,  the code disappears!   Should this happen?   Is there another way of embedding code somewhere?

Regards,

Alastair Sharp (U3A German Group Owner)