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Yahoo! Groups

Yahoo! Groups is an electronic mailing list service provided by Yahoo!. Over the years, Yahoo! bought several other mailing list providers, including the popular eGroups, and combined them with Yahoo! Clubs into one system. Thus, Yahoo! Groups is now by far the most popular and well-known provider of electronic mailing list facilities. Electronic mailing lists are a special usage of email that allows for widespread distribution of information to many Internet users. ... For other uses, see Yahoo. ... eGroups. ...

The category tree of topics in which the groups are sorted is borrowed largely from Yahoo!'s own directory hierarchy, however some subcategories in Yahoo! Directory Such as music are so popular in Yahoo! Groups that they have their own top-level category. Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School of Music Look up Music in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Wikisource, as part of the 1911 Encyclopedia Wikiproject, has original text related to this article: Music Meta has a page about this at: Music markup MusicNovatory: the science of music encyclopedia The...

As well as providing e-mail relaying and archiving facilities for the many lists it hosts, the Yahoo! Groups service provides additional functions, such as voting and calendar systems. This has helped persuade many large users to continue using the service, since these "value added" elements would be harder to provide on their own servers.

See also

Googles main pages unusually spartan design, uncluttered appearance and quick loading time have contributed greatly to the sites mass appeal. ... MSN Groups (previously known as MSN Communities) is a site created by Microsoft. ...

External link

  • Yahoo! Groups (US)
  • Yahoo! Groups (UK)

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