Since the news group messages are archived permanently, more or less, this is a way to record stories for posterity, more or less.
From your browser go to www.yahoogroups.com/.
To create a new Yahoo account, under 'Sign In - New Users' click on 'Click here to register'.
You will be asked to choose a user name and password and to specify some other parameters.
Be sure to click off the box for: 'Send me special offers from selected Yahoo! partners through Yahoo! Delivers.'
Under 'Join a Group' enter 'Stretch_Harvest' or 'stretch_harvest'. (NB: underscore, not hyphen.) Click on Search.
Click on 'stretch_harvest'.
On the line 'Not a member?', click on 'Join This Group!'.
Here are the options I was then asked to select:
Yahoo! Profile This profile will be used to identify you when you access the group's Web features. wwcollier (Add new profile) Email Address - Choose the email address that you would like group messages sent to. email@example.com x firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com (Add new email address) Message Delivery x Individual emails. Send individual email messages. Daily digest. Send many emails in one message. Special notices. Only send me important update emails from the group moderator. No email. Don't send me email, I'll read the messages at the Web site. Message Format x Convert to HTML. Convert plain-text messages sent to me to HTML. Do not convert to HTML. Don't change the format of messages sent to me. Note: The HTML format allow you to see colors and graphics in your messages.I have only one Yahoo profile, so there was no choice there.
I have a forwarding address and a real address. My initial messages were all rejected, because they did not come from firstname.lastname@example.org (which of course is impossible), so now I have selected email@example.com.
I want to see hyperlinks in color, so I chose HTML.
Now click 'Join'.
A few minutes later you will receive an email from Yahoo, containing a verification code. Click on the link in the email and go to a page where you enter the verification code and your Yahoo password. Click on '___' and you are finished.
You will receive an email from Yahoo telling you that you have joined the Stretch_Harvest news group.
Now you will receive, as email notes, all messages which others post to the news group.
Under 'Registered Users' click on 'Sign In!'.
Fill in user name and password under 'Enter your ID and password to sign in'.
Now you can set/modify all sorts of parameters for your account.
I have written these directions with the intention that they be absolutely clear and simple to use. At this early stage that may be more the goal than the achievement. Please let me know the problems you are experiencing so that I can correct and expand these directions.
Bill Collier firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Andrada email@example.com
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Last updated October 10, 2002.