San Diego Miata Club

SDMC E-mail List and Membership Roster

The majority of club communication is conducted via e-mail. SDMC uses Yahoo Groups to accomplish this. The SDMC group is named SDMC-List and is available only to SDMC members. A free Yahoo account is required to join SDMC-List. Follow the instructions below to join the SDMC-List group, send messages to the club, and access the membership roster.

Joining the SDMC-List Yahoo Group

  1. Go to http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SDMC-List/info.
  2. Click the button labeled “Join This Group!” on the right side of the page.
  3. If you have a Yahoo account, log in. If you do not have a Yahoo account, click the “Sign Up” link at the bottom of the page and follow the directions to create a new Yahoo account.
  4. Once you have logged in, you will be returned to the SDMC-List “Join This Group” page.
  5. In the “Comment to Owner” text box, enter a message stating you are an SDMC member. Ensure to include your full name if you did not use your full name when registering your Yahoo account.
  6. Select a Message Delivery and Message Format option.
  7. Complete the Word Verification.
  8. Click the “Join” button.
  9. If all required information has been entered, a “Membership Pending” page will appear. The Group moderator will verify your SDMC membership and approve your membership; you will receive a confirmation e-mail when approved. The verification and approval process may take several days.

Sending Messages to the Club

  1. To send a message to the club, send an e-mail to SDMC-List@yahoogroups.com.
  2. Mail can be delivered individually, or as a daily digest.
  3. Our List is a private, unmoderated list exclusively for the use of current members of the San Diego Miata Club. The primary purpose of this list is to promote Miata-related communications among members of the San Diego Miata Club.
  4. When sending replies to list messages, check the address list to make sure that it is addressed to the intended recipient. Don't send a reply to the whole list if it is really meant for the original sender, especially if it has No Miata Content (NMC).
  5. In order to keep the list usable, please limit the amount of NMC posted to the list, especially with forwarded messages.
  6. People on this list may all drive Miatas, but we use different types of computers. Nobody appreciates getting large mail files that they cannot read, or having their limited mailbox space filled up with a single large attachment. For that reason attachments are stripped out by the list's software.
  7. Sharing files and images, can be uploaded to a 100 Mb space on the mail list's Web site http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SDMC-List. To access the space set aside for sharing your files with other members you must click on the "files" link. You can then create a folder with your name on it and upload to the folder.
  8. Changing Your List Address: Send your new E-mail address to the San Diego Miata Club list maintainer at: postmaster@sandiegomiataclub.org. You can do this yourself by signing on to the yahoo account and editing your membership.
  9. Causes for involuntary removal from the mail list include unresolvable technical difficulties in sending mail, abuse of the mail list (complaints from other list members about spam or offensive postings from a mail list member) and termination of membership in the San Diego Miata Club.

Access the Membership Roster (PDF version)

  1. Go to the SDMC-List home page (http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SDMC-List/info).
  2. Click “Files” in the top bar of the page.
  3. Click on the "SDMC Members Roster" folder.
  4. You can open or save the current roster by clicking the roster file.

Access the Membership Roster

  1. Go to the SDMC-List home page (http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SDMC-List/info).
  2. Click “Database” on the left side of the page. If "Database" is not visable, go to "More" and click on "Database".
  3. Click on the most current table in the tables list.
  4. You can sort and search the table. To sort a column, click the column header (e.g., click “Last Name” to sort alphabetically by last name). To search the table, enter a search term into the “Search This Table” text box and click the “Go” button.
  5. To print the membership roster, click the "ACTION" button, then click the “Printable Report” on the right side of the page. Use your Internet browser’s print command (usually located in the File menu) to print the roster. The printed copy will be 15–20 pages long, depending on your print settings.
  6. To export the membership roster, click the "ACTION" button, then click “Export Table” on the right side of the page. A new page of comma-delimited plain text will load. Select, copy, and paste the text into your favorite text editor and save as a text file. Import the text file into spreadsheet or database software.

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