Sending or Posting Messages As the Google Group Instead of As Yourself

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Last Updated: March 09, 2017

Managers can change their Google Group's settings so that emails and posts come from the group's name and email address and not from the poster's credentials. In order to post as the group, posts must be done in the Google Groups online forum; posting as the group cannot be done from a member's email. By default all members can post as the group, but you can change that so only managers can post as the group, if desired.

Learn how to

Post a Message/Send an Email as the Group

  1. Go to your groups at groups.google.com
  2. On the Welcome screen, click My groups (either on the top left or in the center) 
  3. The next screen lists the groups you belong to; click on the group name you want to post to
  4. Click NEW TOPIC (or NEW QUESTION)
  5. For the By dropdown, select Post of behelf of [group name]
  6. After writing the content of your post, click the Post button to send it

Allow Only Managers To Post As the Group

By default, all members can post as the group in the online forum. Change the Post As The Group setting to change this:

  1. Go to your groups at groups.google.com
  2. On the Welcome screen, click My groups (either on the top left or in the center) 
  3. The next screen lists the groups you belong to; click Manage by the name of the group that you want to add/change members for (note: you can add members for any group that says (Manager) after it).
    Manage button below Google Group user is manager of
  4. On the left under Permissions select Posting Permissions; then for Post As The Group, select Managers of the group

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