How To Save Your Yahoo Groups Message Archive

If we’re honest, it was no great surprise when Yahoo announced it was effectively shutting down Yahoo Groups at the end of the year. Once great, Yahoo Groups had been limping along for years, the last major update (codenamed “Neo”) was back in 2013 and that was universally hated by, well, everyone.

If anything, it’s a surprise it has stuck around this long.

As inevitable as these things appear, it’s always a shock when the news comes in. Especially when you’re told all your data, in some cases going back decades, will be permanently deleted in two months’ time (the deadline currently stands at 14th December 2019).

Disgruntled Yahoo Groups users have been moving over to Gaggle Mail for as long as we can remember which is why we have a super slick transfer process for moving groups over.

All you have to do is; create a new group on Gaggle Mail, make help@gaggle.email a moderator of your existing Yahoo Group, then let us know your new Gaggle Mail group name and your old Yahoo Group name and we’ll do the rest!  Your entire member list and message archive will be transferred over and available for you to pick up from where you left off.

You can do all this while on our free 14-day trial, so there’s no risk!

If you have any questions about this or anything else related to the Yahoo Groups shutdown, please let us know.

Improved Message Archive

Being able to search your entire message archive has always been a key feature of Gaggle Mail which is why we’re delighted to have been able to spend some time over the last few months improving how it looks and how it works. We now allow you to select and view messages while still seeing your message list. We’ve also got rid of the paging of messages and just show all of them in a continuously scrolling list.

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Being able to quickly click between messages and see entire message threads from one view really makes the message archive more interactive and helps you to quickly catch up with what’s going on. In the header for each message we also show you the key details from the delivery report (how many messages delivered/bounced etc) so, at a glance, you can see if your messages are getting through.

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When viewing messages we show them cleaned up with all previous replies hidden so you can easily see what each person said. You can always switch to see a message in its original form by selecting “Show Raw Message”

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We’re really pleased with these changes and think they further improve the utility of the messages archive. If you have any feedback on this or anything else on Gaggle Mail, please don’t hesitate to contact us.