IO IO it’s off Yahoo groups we go!

With all the recent Yahoo data breach problems and various problems at times of access to Yahoo groups, many Amateur Radio groups are turning their backs on Yahoo and moving to a new group service.

Groups.io is the new place where Hams and I guess many others are moving their discussion groups from Yahoo. I was first notified over a month ago that QRPLABS was moving over, I created an account with groups.io and sure enough if by magic it apppeared in my new groups.io account. Using it has become very easy and straight forward, and I find it doesn't suffer from the access lag that Yahoo groups suffered. Since joining, the BITX20 group has also moved and so have a few others, I expect many others will follow.   

Groups.io has a full automated transfer service for groups users that wish to transfer over:https://groups.io/static/transfer  I have not used the transfer myself, but all the groups that have moved I am member of that have chosen to move to the new service appear to have gone over smooth, and they popped into my group.io account.
Steve, G1KQH, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from England. Contact him at [email protected].

6 Responses to “IO IO it’s off Yahoo groups we go!”

  • Trevor KD7GHI:

    How does it compare to Google Groups?

  • Kevin K4IVE:

    Good! I dumped my 21 year old account with Yahoo after they became afilliated with ABC broadcasting and other radical communist groups…
    My Yahoo email account was compromised twice and it was not worth it to put up with all the propaganda on their horrible site any longer

  • Nolan Kienitz - KI5IO:

    Will be interesting to see how many long-term groups on Yahoo make a similar move. I’ve set my account up and will post on some of the other groups I follow.

    Thanks Steve.

  • Hans - BX2ABT:

    All good and well, but how stable will they be? I don’t find anything on their funding, only that the creator of this new site is the same that set up the precursor of Yahoo Groups before selling it off to Yahoo. I’m reluctant to put my eggs in their basket, yet.

  • Bob K0NR:

    Interesting…
    Yahoo groups has been the de facto standard for ham radio email lists for some time now. Not because the service is great, but because it’s better than the alternatives, including Google Groups. Maybe groups.io can set a new standard?

    I’ll be watching but not going to jump right away.

    Bob K0NR

  • Bob, K1IW:

    I disagree that Yahoo Groups is better than Google Groups. Our club uses both and they both have their advantages and disadvantages. At least with Google Groups no one has to sign up with Google to be a member of the group. And GG doesn’t insert advertising in the messages. I would sooner move our yahoo group over to groups.io first and see how it does before I’d move out GH.

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