Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#504 closed enhancement (invalid)

mailing lists don't work without a @gmail email address

Reported by: gabor@… Owned by: Jacob
Component: * Version:
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: UI/UX:


i was trying to subscribe to the django-user and django-devel mailing lists using a non-gmail email address.

i could not find anything about how to do it, i finally googled for it, and found that i can
send an email to

it subscribed me correctly (got a confirmation mail, i replied and so on).

but i did not get any mails from the list.

so i sent an email to the google-support, and got back this:

Thank you for your note. It looks like the group owner set up the default
subscription as web-only. We've changed your subscription to email, and
you should begin receiving the group's messages soon.

(btw. it fixed my problem)

so, i'd propose as an enhancement:

Don't set up the default subscription to web-only.

because i think not everyone interested in django is willing to maintain a separate mail-account for django.


Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by Jacob

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

I'm subscribed to both lists with a non-gmail account.

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by anonymous

strange. after i've read your comment, i unsubscribed-and-subscribe-again to the -devel list, and now it works..


anyway.. i think it would be nice of the website would contain some info about how to use the mailing list without a gmail account.

i know that it's theoretically google's problem that it's not documented well,
but currently, if someone wants to join the django lists, the only "click-reachable" way is via a gmail account.

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