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How do I use my existing freecycling groups on trash nothing?
There are two options. The first is to follow the forwarding instructions to switch your subscription over.
Or, you can simply add the group from the Groups page (learn how). This will create another subscription for you that is seperate from your old subscription (so you might want to unsubscribe on Yahoo Groups rather than have duplicate subscriptions). Some groups aren't listed on the Groups page and in these cases you should follow the forwarding instructions.
How do I stop all the freecycle emails?
If you're receiving emails from Yahoo Groups (and 99% of people who ask this question are), you should switch to trash nothing! to use your existing freecycle groups so that you won't be flooded with emails. Just sign up, add your local groups and unsubscribe from your groups on Yahoo Groups.
Alternatively, if you've decided you want to give up on the whole reuse and free stuff idea, you can just unsubscribe from your groups on Yahoo Groups
For the 1% who aren't receiving emails from Yahoo Groups, you can change your email preferences on the Email Alerts & Daily Digest tab of your Profile page.
What's the difference between freecycle and trash nothing?
The trash nothing! site is simply an alternate interface for existing freecycle groups around the world. The site was designed to make freecycling easier and solve a lot of the problems that the existing groups have from using Yahoo Groups (such as spam and email overload among other things). So you can access all your freecycling groups in a quicker and easier way.
Underneath the hood, we provide free email accounts to subscribe you to freecycling groups on Yahoo Groups. If you're interested in learning more about how these email accounts work, check out the Moderator FAQ.