Google Groups @ Geneseo

With Google Groups, you can create online and email-based groups.

There's a lot you can do with Google Groups:

  • Organize meetings, conferences, or social events among members of a group.
  • Engage in discussions about a specific subject.
  • Read group posts through email, the online interface, or both.

CIT recommends Google Groups for mailing lists for student organizations, project groups, and committees.

See Google Groups Help Center for Google's help documentation for Groups. Additionally, some Geneseo users have found the following information useful:

  • Approve messages via email - Group managers receive email notifications of new messages pending moderation. Replying to that message with any text (or none) will approve the message. There is no way to deny/reject the message via email.
  • Undoing accidental permanent ban/approval - In the message moderation view (Messages > Pending messages), there are buttons to permanently approve or reject posts from the author of a pending message that are easy to mis-click. If this happens, the following instructions should remove the permanent ban/approval:
    1. If the user is not already a member of the Group, use Members > Direct add members to add them.
    2. Find the user in Members > All members, then
      1. click the checkbox to the left of their name
      2. click "Actions"
      3. Under "Set posting permission", click "Default group policy"
    3. If you added the user in Step 1, remove them:
      1. click the checkbox to the left of their name
      2. click "Actions"
      3. click "Remove from group"
  • Allowing External Users - Newly created Google Groups do not allow external ( users by default. To change this, go to the settings management for your group. Expand the "Permissions" section and click the "Basic permissions" link, then check the box for "Allow new users not in" and click the blue "Save" button above.

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