How to Unsubscribe to a Yahoo! Group

With over 10 million groups, Yahoo Groups helps connect you with discussions on topics that interest you, but when you find yourself deleting group email after email without opening them, it's time to cut back on your subscriptions. To keep your inbox under control, unsubscribe or restrict group emails, or leave a group entirely to also remove it from your group list on the Yahoo Groups website. If you want to drop a group you created, you first need to assign a new owner to the group.

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Leaving a group unsubscribes you from the group site and group emails.
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Leave a Group or Group Emails

Step

Visit the Yahoo group you want to leave or stop receiving emails from. Open the "Membership" menu and click "Edit Membership" to see the group options.

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Edit your membership.
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Open email subscription settings.
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Click the "Edit Settings" icon in the Subscription section if you want to unsubscribe from group emails without leaving the group entirely.

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Change or end your email subscription.
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Choose "No Email" and press "Save" to unsubscribe from emails. As an alternative to receiving emails for every group update or unsubscribing entirely, you could also pick "Daily Digest" to receive one email per day that contains all the group's news. Pick "Special Notices" to receive emails only from group moderators.

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Leave the group.
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Scroll to the bottom of the options and press "Leave Group" if you want to completely drop the group. Click "Leave" on the confirmation screen to unsubscribe from the group and its emails. To rejoin a restricted group after leaving, you'll need to request membership again. To rejoin a private group, you need a new invitation.

Transfer Group Ownership

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Open the "Management" menu on a group you own and click "Manage Members" to see a list of your subscribers.

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Manage your group's members.
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Pick a new owner.
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Click on the member you want to take over as the group's owner. You can click "Moderators" to pick from the list of current moderators, or use the search bar to find a specific user.

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Set the role to "Owner."
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Step

Select "Owner" as the role and press "Save" to designate a new owner. Groups can have multiple owners, so assigning a new owner doesn't automatically remove you. After picking the new owner, leave your group using the regular method for leaving a group.