Subscription or RSS?

06 Apr

I just noticed recently that when subscribing to the mailing list, it asks for more information prior to approval.

Which looks like this:

Do note that this is


You don't have to fill this up. And i also don't want this because

1) an email address is the ONLY requirement for a mailing list. and

2) i don't need the additional information. (it's basically the site settings, which i have no control of)

So basically,

1) enter the email address for the mailing list

2) login to your email address to confirm your mailing list

That's it.

And now, onto the elephant in the room.

Why am i not receiving any updates via email?

Short answer is: the mailing list is just limited to 100 messages per month. 

While it is there, it is not entirely that useful. 

And 100 messages is the limit of mailing list due to my subscription. I'm just doing this as a hobby, of course. And no, i have no plans to upgrade. The current setup is already sufficient for my needs.

So there's one way are two ways i can address this.

1st, RSS!

2nd, Alternate mailing account (which is a hassle which i probably won't do... okay, i don't have time for this when i am updating the epubs)

As of 1st Week of January, 2018, they finally added support for RSS. Coincidentally, this is also the time they've added that optional message on the mailing list. 

So if you want to receive updates on this site, i highly recommend to subscribe to my RSS list.

The subscribe option is still there, but i think i can safely say that i won't be using it.

* The email will not be published on the website.