In case you haven’t heard the latest news from Yahoo! Mail – if you weren’t able to get that special yahoo.com email address you had hoped for, now is your chance to try again. The only catch is that this time it will be an @ymail.com or @rocketmail.com email address (yup, for those of you who remember, we brought RocketMail back). You can read more about this news, and about the history of RocketMail by visiting the Yahoo! Mail blog.
One thing I wanted to point out to all of you Yahoo! Groups users is that if you do get one of these new @ymail.com or @rocketmail.com email address, you will be prompted to create a new public profile when joining or starting a new group. When creating your public profile, if the name you select as your “screen name” is already in use, you will be asked to choose a different name. Once you create your new profile, you will be taken back into the normal “join” or “start a group” flow.
A couple other things worth mentioning are:
- If you decide to register for one of these new email addresses, you cannot link it to an existing @yahoo.com account or easily import data from the existing account to the new account.
- If you decide to register for one of these new email addresses, you will also have to login to Groups with your full email address vs. just your ID as you do today. For example: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org vs. just xyz, if I had an @yahoo.com email account.
Let me know if you have any questions by commenting below.
Groups Community Manager