I use Google Groups frequently – it is a great resource for finding technical information on even the most esoteric bugs.
On visiting Google Groups today I saw a link inviting me to “Preview the next version of Google Groups“. I was intrigued so I followed the link and was brought to a page which said “Your email address is not yet verified” – fine, I thought, all I have to do is check my mail for the promised verification email message – none arrived.
No problem, I clicked on the link which said “send another confirmation message”. I checked my mail again and sure enough, this time there was a mail containing a link which, it promised would “activate your account and verify your e-mail address”.
‘Cos I’m a sucker and I believe everything I read, I clicked on the link and I came to a page which said “Email Address Verified” – hurrah! I clicked on the Google Groups link and was brought to the existing Google Groups page with the “Preview the next version of Google Groups” link.
You guessed it, clicking on this brought me back to the “Your email address is not yet verified” message and no amount of refreshing or re-sending of confirmation emails can get rid of this for me!
I’ll post back if I figure out what’s going wrong.
Quick update – Sorted now! What I did was log into my Gmail account, clicked on Settings-> Account Settings and logged into Google Groups from there – now it no longer shows the annoying “not yet verified” message. Don’t know why this works, guess it is partly because this is a Beta app.