Access to registration

Ellisar wrote...
Hi there! I learned about your service thanks to the Free Software Foundation. Richard Stallman himself recommended you! I would like to receive reliable mail, but for this I need an invitation. In my city, I definitely will not find a person, because I live in a small town. Trying to find someone on the Internet will be like a long quest. I support the development of free software, besides i have librebooted thinkpad. Can someone here help me?
You can contact me by mail:
Best wishes!
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Uso replied...
We are sorry, but the only way to get an account currently is by one invite from a riseup user. Spammers were abusing the previous system making it useless for our users are we were constantly blocked by other providers. Until we can find a way to defeat those spammers, you will need to find a riseup user and get an invite from them :(

Note that Riseup support will not give out invite codes.
Note, however, that an invite code is not required for the vast majority of services provided by riseup including mailing lists. The only affected services are email, chat, and one of our two VPN services (see The "Red" service (see is the VPN service that requires an invite code. The "Black" service (see, which provides many other additional features including ease of use and greater security and is the focus of our development does not require an invite code. 

If you cannot acquire an invite code and need one of the three services that require it, or if your interest is in a service like riseup rather than specifically what riseup itself has to offer, you may want to look at our list of similarly minded radical servers ( 

in solidarity, riseup collective
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