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Lake Forest mailing list moving to Google

posted Jul 4, 2013, 12:17 PM by Bryan Beecher
We sent out this announcement to the current Lake Forest announcement (email) list a few weeks ago:

Neighbors, over the next few weeks your Lake Forest Social and Communications Committee will be moving the LFLOA notification mailing list from Yahoo to Google. We are making this move for several reasons, but the primary driver is that Yahoo no longer allows us to add new residents directly to the list; we may only send an invitation. Our experience over the past month is that new residents find the Yahoo invitation process cumbersome, so they do not join the notification list. Therefore, they are unable to receive announcements about board meetings, neighborhood events, and other association business.

What this means for you:

You will receive a notification from Google Groups after we add your existing email address to the LFLOA notification list. Just as with Yahoo, there are links that allow one to opt-out or resign from the mailing list.

When we have completed the transition, subdivision announcements will be sent to this email address:

Neither the purpose of the list nor the LFLOA e-mail policy will change.

The Lake Forest Nextdoor site will continue to be available for neighbor-to-neighbor communication.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Bryan Beecher
Secretary, Lake Forest Lot Owners Association
Chair, Social and Communications Committee

Google allows us to add only 10 email addresses at a time, but up to 100 per day.  The Lake Forest list has about 350 email addresses.  (Most homes are represented by at least one address on the list, and many have two.)  We should have the last of the email addresses moved over the four-day holiday weekend.  We'll send out one last email address to the Yahoo-based list as we shut it down, and we'll start to use the new Google-based list as early as the week of July 8.