The San Diego Antique Motorcycle Club's Yahoo Group (Email list, "talk list") is a way to keep in touch about upcoming events, spur of the moment rides, requests for advice or parts sources, etc.
You must subscribe before you can post or read posts. NO SPAM.
To join the Email list, send a request to email@example.com telling us the email address you want subscribed. Include a short comment describing your interest in old bikes, so we'll know you're not a spammer. (If you have a non-Yahoo email address that is already linked to a Yahoo account -yes it can be done- tell us that, also, otherwise we'll send you the wrong type of invitation.) You will be sent an invitation to join the list. Then just click the "Join the mailing list" button sent in the invitation.
OR give your email address to a board member, who'll pass it on to a list moderator, and eventually you may receive an invitation by email.
OR, IF you already have a Yahoo account, you can go directly to the SDAMC Yahoo groups website here https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SDAMC/info, and click the "+join" button.
(That page may sometimes say "Page not found" and redirect you to another page where you can search for SDAMC in Yahoo groups. Yes, the redesign of Yahoo groups sucks.)
We now have to send out different invitations, depending on whether you have a Yahoo account or not. If you don't use a Yahoo email address, we will assume you don't have a Yahoo account, and we'll send the invitation based on that. That's why you need to tell us if you do have a Yahoo account but use a non-Yahoo email address. If you don't link your email address to a Yahoo account, you will miss out on some minor features like web access to group posts. You may also miss out on some Yahoo headaches.
Note - When you click the "Join" button on a non-yahoo account invitation, it should take you to a page that says "Welcome to SDAMC. Congratulations! You are now a member of the mailing list for the group SDAMC." If you don't have a Yahoo account, but when you click the "Join" button on the invitation it takes you to a SDAMC Yahoo Group page that has yet another "+Join Group" button, it means we screwed up, and forgot to click the extra check box we need to click to send you a non-yahoo invitation. Yeah, sometimes your list admins are asleep on the job. If this happens, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting a NON-yahoo account invitation.
HOW TO LINK A NON-YAHOO EMAIL ADDRESS TO A YAHOO ACCOUNT:
When you set up a Yahoo account you are given a Yahoo email address. You do NOT need to use that Yahoo email address, and in fact I recommend that you DON'T. (Hackers have in the past stolen contact lists from Yahoo accounts and sent spam to friends listed there.) You CAN have posts from the SDAMC email list sent to your non-Yahoo email address, AND if you use two different email addresses (say at hotmail.com and at gmail.com) you can even set things up so that you can send posts TO the group from EITHER of your addresses. However Yahoo does not make it easy to find out how. Here's what I think works. If this doesn't work as described, please let me know:
First, make sure your desired email address is listed as a recovery email address:
Log in to Yahoo, click the gear icon at top right, then on the left side of the page click "Account Security." Click "Email addresses." Add your new non-Yahoo addresses. They will send an email to each to verify that they work.
Next, go to https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/all/manage and make sure the email address where you want group posts sent is listed. If it isn't. click the "Edit Groups" button at top right to choose between the addresses you have listed as recovery addresses. You can also choose whether to receive individual posts, daily digests, or no email (choose the latter if you only want to go to the group web page to check posts.) Click SAVE after you make changes.
NEXT go to https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/all/preferences. It will list the primary addresses you entered on the previous page. To allow posting to the group from an alternate address, for each primary address listed click "Edit" and enter your other email address in the box for "Alternate Posting Addresses." (Even though it uses the plural, I was only able to add one address; more than one wouldn't stick.) Cick "Save." You should probably click "Edit" again to make sure it stuck; if it did, then just click "Cancel."