locked Join flow without password
In "Re: [beta] "P" next to member name" Brenda wrote:
My attempt to join GMF cold, as someone not already having an iohttps://groups.io/g/beta/message/4960
You stepped right into an issue that caused a rather lengthy thread or two about the join process. I believe that's part of what Mark's intending to fix in his early 2016 roadmap.
As things stand, the way to join email-only is to use the email +subscribe command. The web interface assumes you want access to the group's members-only web pages (for which a password is required).