This is a security measure to protect the information of the other list members.
A list administrator may need to approve your membership before you can start to see the list when you initially join as well as when you change your selection for certain groups.
This address two privacy issues:
List administrators have access to the entire list and can extract the information but unless this is for administrative purpose, it is better to give members the opportunity to opt-in only if they want to be a member of the phone book.
The best approach to do this is to create a group for your list as follow:
Create a new group named something like "Phone book" and configure the group options as follow. The audience is Family Group with Multiple choices where Members selections can be seen by all members. Set the privacy protection to no and add a single option "Yes - I Opt-in to be included in the phone book".
By opting in, a member can share contact details with all other members of your list.
The solution currently in place is referred to as email based authentication and is nothing new. In fact, chances are you have already used it many times already, as this is how the "I Forgot my Password" feature on most web sites works.
To login, enter your email address in the form and press the send button then head over to your email account to obtain a unique access code. The access code is valid for a single login and expires within 30 minutes of being issued.
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