I moderate a google group. People interested in the group sometimes request a subscription. When I go to the web approval interface, I am not offered a choice of delivery mode for the member. After I approve the member, I go to the list of members and check what delivery mode was assigned. It varies. I don't see any way of choosing a setting to control this.

Nor do I see any way of choosing a setting in my own google account to control the default delivery mode for future requests I might make for joining groups.

Edit: here are the four delivery types:

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Is there a die being tossed behind the scenes?

  • delivery as in the "group type"? Sep 13, 2015 at 9:19

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There isn't a way to set default delivery email settings for users that request to join the group, but there is a setting for members added directly


Note: replace groupname by the actual name of your group.

Direct add members

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