MCGT’s member-only Yahoo email group, MCGTdotnet, serves two important purposes. First, it is a way for the MCGT Board and office to communicate with our membership in between issues of our Outlook newsletter. Second, it enables all members to participate (either actively or as a “listener”) in lively statewide discussions of gifted education issues. This email group, which has grown to include over 500 MCGT members, is one of the benefits of being a member of MCGT. Recent topics have included academic acceleration policies, credit and IB coursework, school options, links to timely articles, “new to gifted and looking for suggestions,” twice-exceptional gifted children, etc. We encourage all members to be part of the MCGTdotnet email group in some fashion. This facilitates communication with our membership which allows us to serve you better.
Joining the Email Group
If you want to be part of this Yahoo group, please go the group’s Yahoo Home Page at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MCGTdotnet/ and click on the “Join This Group” button. This will send a message to the moderators to approve your membership. When you do this, please include enough information so that we can identify you as a member (e.g. your name). You may need to create a Yahoo ID if you don’t already have one. If you have any trouble with this method, contact [email protected] for help.
Changing Your Settings for the Yahoo Group
If you are concerned about the volume of emails sent to your in-box, there are options for group involvement that limit the number of emails sent to your inbox. These options, “Special Notices” and “Web Only”, allow you to view messages on the group’s Yahoo web-site and also send your own messages to the group. With “Special Notices”, you will not receive the general emails sent via the Yahoo group, but will receive only those designated by the moderators as Special Notices – probably no more than 1 a month. “Web Only” will result in no emails from the group being sent to you, not even those designated as Special Notices. A third option, “Daily Digest” still sends you all the group emails, but groups them up daily and send just one long email per day. These options can be set by going to the MCGTdotnet Yahoo page given above and choosing to “Edit Membership”.
Changing Your Email Address Within the Yahoo Group
Moderators are not able to change member’s email addresses within Yahoo; only members can do that. Here are instructions for using the Yahoo group system to change the email address Yahoo uses for a member:
(Please also notify the MCGT office at [email protected] when your email address changes so we can update our own membership records.)
- Log on to Yahoo groups (http://groups.yahoo.com) with your Yahoo ID. If you do not have a Yahoo ID or do not remember it, contact the MCGT office at [email protected] for more information.
- Go to “My groups” and click on the MCGTdotnet group.
- Go to “Edit Membership” page. This option is near the top of the page, just under the top banner.
- Under the section labeled “Email address”, click on link “Add new email address”.
- Follow the instructions on the following screens to “Add email”. You will have to go through a verification process. After verifying the new email address, you should be able to set the new email address as your primary email for the list.
Contact the MCGT office at [email protected] if you need further help.
Note: If a member is not able to get the change email process to work, there is a fall-back solution. A group moderator can delete the member’s record with the old email address and add the member back in with the new email address. This solution does not work as well as the member changing his/her own email address because the member’s group/list settings are lost.
Please contact [email protected] if you want help with changing the Yahoo mailing options or if you have any questions about the Yahoo group.