Henry Brown

Have been a member of a Yahoo Group for close to 6 years now. When the group was first stood up it was open to any and all and the spam/email harvesting was rather rampant. After close to a year where a significant amount of time was spent removing members because of abuse We decided (via a e-vote) to require approval of new users…
IMO it was a needed change, and although it changed the work-load for the manager(s) it dramatically reduced (DID NOT eliminate) the spamming/email harvesting

The requirement of “pre-approval” is going to have a significant impact on your work-load unless you are able to do some delegation