General Questions

I have questions regarding riseup mail …

These FAQ are about Crabgrass, the software running on For questions about riseup mail please have a look at the email help.

Is there any possibility to back up data stored in crabgrass?

Backups can only be made by copying the data by hand or programing a crawler. 1 2 3 4


Differences between versions

Is the poll Features to bring back in new crabgrass version an “official” poll launched by devs ?

The poll is fairly official.

Featured pages were useful : do you plan to keep them?

I think we’ll bring back a similar functionality like featured pages at some point. Not necessarily a priority now though.1

Will ‘Surveys’ come back?

the type of vote where you can create fixed answers to one or more questions
‘Surveys’ will come back in a slightly different form. We probably want to reduce the complexity a lot.1

Where is the chat room?

We found that writing a usable and secure chat application is hard and not something we can just add on top of crabgrass.1



Is there a way to delete private messages?

Only for your own messages at the moment. You have to reload the page after clicking on Delete. 1

Privacy & Security

How can I use over tor?

Riseup provides a .onion address for so it also can be accessed as a hidden service. See over tor for more information.

How can I use without javascript?

See without javascript