locked Announcement Only: Changing the E-Mail Address for Your Groups.io Account #adminnotice


 

I have noticed a recent cluster of people unsubscribing and resubscribing to change their e-mail addresses.  Let me start out by saying if this is how you prefer to do this, that's fine, but using that method makes you lose your existing membership and be subject to first message moderation again, as well as losing your "member connection" to all the existing content you've already posted on the archive.

If all you want to do is to change the e-mail address you use to interact with the group, that can be done through the Groups.io website for your account, and if you've never actually logged in to the Groups.io website the instructions for doing so the first time are linked in these instructions.  You do not have to do your day-to-day interaction with the group via the website, but being able to log in and tweak settings can be very handy, particularly if you want to set up Topic Preview (see: ) for high-traffic groups.

Using the instructions below you can change your email address without sacrificing your existing membership (and if you are a member of multiple groups, you keep your membership in all of them, and your e-mail address for all of them changes at one time) and being subject to new user first message moderation again.

 

Changing the E-Mail Address for Your Groups.io Account

 

In order to change the e-mail address for your Groups.io Account, which will be the same for every group you’ve subscribed to using your current e-mail address, you first need to go through, Establishing a Groups.io Website Account Password If You’ve Been an E-Mail Only User, if you have not already done so in the past.

 

When you change the e-mail address for your Groups.io Account, all groups that you’ve ever subscribed to using what will become “the old address,” will recognize “the new address” after you’ve changed it.

 

1.       Go to the Groups.io Login Page,  https://groups.io/login, and enter your current e-mail address, which is your Groups.io login ID, and your password, then activate the Log In button.

2.       Navigate to the account submenu button for your account.  I cannot tell you how this will be announced, but it is most likely to be read as your e-mail address, followed by the phrase, “collapsed, submenu link.”  If you have established a Display Name in the past, this is what will appear on the button instead of your e-mail address.  Expand this button, then down arrow to the Account item and activate.

3.      You will now be in the Account Settings, Login Pane, which happens to be the pane you need to be on.  Navigate to the e-mail edit box which will contain your current e-mail address associated with the account.  Replace the existing e-mail address with the new one you now wish to have associated with your account.

4.      Navigate to the Change email button, and activate it.  You now have associated that e-mail address with your Groups.io account.  It will now become your login ID in place of your old one, and all groups to which you are subscribed will recognize your new address.

5.      If that’s all you wish to do, you can logout, and the easiest way to do this is to throw focus to the address bar, enter https://groups.io/logout and activate.  You’ll be logged out.  You can also navigate back to the account submenu button, activate it, and choose the logout item – your choice.  Should you wish to establish a Display Name, then hold off on logging out, and continue with Steps 6 and forward.

6.      Navigate to the Identity link and activate it.  This will put you in the Identity settings for your Account.  The first item with an Edit Button will be your Account Profile, and I will only focus on the Account Profile.  There are individual Group Profiles that follow it, but since we’re trying to establish a Display Name used for you for all Groups, and to identify you when you login, we’ll stick with the Account profile.  Activate the Edit button associated with the Account Profile.  This will open it for editing.

7.      Use your screen reader search to find Display Name, which is a label, then hit tab to land in the Display Name edit box.

8.      Enter whatever it is you wish to have as your display name.  First and last name is common, but some prefer to establish nicknames that they use for groups.  It’s whatever you wish.

9.      If you wish to explore the other edit boxes in your Account Profile, then feel free to do so and to edit the information.   After having entered your Display Name and anything else you wish to enter, navigate to the Update Account Profile button, then activate it.

10.   You can now log out (see step 5 for the easiest way).

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Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

        ~ Dorothy Nevill

 


 

Oops, omitted this after the "see:" in the original message:  Controlling the Messages You Receive via E-Mail from Groups.io (docx)

 

Setting up Topic Preview is discussed in that tutorial, along with a number of other things you can do to control exactly what lands in your inbox from Groups.io
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Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

        ~ Dorothy Nevill