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I don't have a gmail address (and I don't need one). I've been invited to a discussion group hosted at Google Groups. I accepted the invitation and now I can receive and send messages to the groups. However, now I would like to change the setting in order to get only one email per day, not every possible email. Unfortunately, when I try to access the group webpage I'm asked to login with a google account.

Do you have any ideas how I could access the group's webpage and change the settings without having a google account?

Thanks for your help guys!

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What the asker is saying is correct, and I am having the same problem. Someone added my name to a google group and I cannot adjust any settings. Can only unsubscribe by sending an email. Upon login I am asked for a Google account and not any other email, and even if I can login, that email account was added by the group owner and there is no password. –  user20257 May 19 '12 at 8:38
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You seem to be thinking that a "Google account" and a "Gmail address" are the same thing. This is not true; you can sign up with any email address. However, you cannot get away from the account requirement – for obvious security reasons.

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OK, so basically in order to change the settings I need to sign up for a Google Account, right? –  Jakub Jun 4 '11 at 8:51
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