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Practical Guide: How to Join 1MB Club?

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My website has been accepted. Thank you, Bradley Taunt!

Background of creating this guide

I found the 1MB Club: How to Submit is not clear enough. So, I created this guide to make it easy for people to join the club.

The most important thing, this guide provides you all the commands that you need to execute. So, you do not need to guess or do more research.

In this guide, I will use Gmail as the email service and Windows as the machine.

You can use this as a helper for the Learn to use email with git!.

Clone the repository

It is the same as cloning a GitHub—or any other Git providers—repository.

Here is the link to the repository: ~bt/ - A growing collection of performance-focused web pages weighing less than 1 megabyte. - sourcehut git

Open Git Bash, and execute the below command to clone the repository.

git clone

Add your website

You should add your website to the _site_listings/ folder.

You need to create a Markdown file with the following format

In my case, it would be

Then, write or type the following things. Adjust it based on your domain.

size: 8.2

The pageurl should only be your domain. For example,

The size is in kilobyte (KB). I wrote the uncompressed size. For example, 42.3.

Save the local changes

After that, you should add the file to the staging stage.

git add .

Then, write the commit message.

git commit -m "Add"

Git for Windows

Make sure you are installing Git from the official website.

Official website of Git to download Git for Windows — Git - Downloading Package

Set up the Git

Now, open the global Git configuration. Executing the below command will open your default code editor for Git.

git config --global --edit

Then, copy-paste the following code to the global config.

  smtpserver =
  smtpuser =
  smtpencryption = tls
  smtpserverport = 587

After that, change the value of the smtpuser with your email. You do not need to change the other things.

Get the password

You must activate two-factor authentication for your Gmail account.

Visit the following page to activate two-factor authentication — 2-Step Verification

After that, visit the "App Password" page — App passwords.

You should see the following things:

Screenshot of the app password page

After that, click "Select app" and it will show you 5 options. You should choose "Other (Custom name)".

Screenshot of the options of the select app menu

Then, you will be asked to input a name. You can input whatever name you like. I used "Git" for the name.

Screenshot of giving name "Git" to the input with active "Generate" button

Then, click the "Generate" button.

Now, you should see a modal and be able to see your password.

Screenshot of modal that gives the password

After that, execute the following command to set up your password—so you only need to enter it once.

git config --global sendemail.smtpPass 'your password'

Send an email through Git

Execute the following command.

git send-email --to="~bt/" HEAD^

After that, you will get a question, "Send this email?" Answer it with letter y.

Send this email? ([y]es|[n]o|[e]dit|[q]uit|[a]ll): y


Now, you should see OK on the Git Bash.

OK. Log says:
# Showing data such as
# Server, MAIL FROM, and other data