In my case, I am the one who adds people to our GG mailing lists. They do not need to have a Google account if I add them as a member.
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I administer several Google Groups and this is incorrect - you absolutely need a Google Account in order to subscribe to *and participate in* any Google Group. Google's Support page confirms:
Note that this doesn't mean you need a Google *email address*. You can register any email address with Google and create a Google account - it does not need to be a Gmail. You can use your institutional address to create an account with Google and subscribe to lists (and I know many people who do just that). But you do need to create an account with Google, and that's going to be a barrier for some people. Up to you to decide if it's an insurmountable one or not.
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On Thu, Aug 11, 2022 at 9:51 AM Chanel Wheeler <[log in to unmask]>
> You would need a Google account to set up your Google Groups but your
> participants don't need to have Google accounts. I administer several
> Google Group lists and 99.8% of the addresses are non-Google.
> Another hosted solution to consider is FreeLists (
> 2f&c=E,1,WGSoqUBczFERUis90RKyALOzRibjf2FsTT5FPycZFXPdBOLorf6L-NiWGqbTGijVrGA0tLTTB1T5t8AO2dqVQ6ZQntqG4kfG9932dDIQftTvadsK&typo=0). I haven't used them but I've researched them for a list I'm considering creating.
> Chanel Wheeler
> COSUGI 2023 Conference Chair (April 25-27) Systems Librarian Yavapai
> Library Network
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> Suite A
> Prescott, AZ 86301
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> Hello All -
> We are looking for a hosted listserv option for a few small lists. We
> don't think google groups will work as it is our understanding that
> users need to have a google affiliated account in order to post to
> groups (and if we are wrong about that I'd love to know it!)
> Does anyone have any recommendations? We have no infrastructure so
> this needs to be a fully hosted service (i.e. we can't run mailman ourselves).
> This looked like a potential option -
> - but would prefer to talk to someone who uses it or something
> similar. Any suggestions welcome.