Managing Google Groups (Hosted Distribution Groups)

A Distribution Group is an email address that, when sent to, delivers the message to multiple recipient's inboxes. Distribution groups have no centralized location for mail, but managers of the group can reply to messages as the group’s email address rather than as themselves.

Distribution Group creation will be managed centrally by IT, rather than allowing users to create their own at
If you would like one created you can request the email address at

IT will grant you access to where you can manage the recipients yourself.
Distribution groups are stored in our database called Active Directory and synced with Google. That is why we manage members of groups through this tool and NOT through Google Groups.

IT will make you the owner of the Google Group. If you'd like to manage who can and can't send to the group, visit click My groups, then click Manage underneath the group you want to change.


Underneath the Permissions drop down menu, click Posting permissions and choose settings for Post and Post As The Group.


To manage if users can reply to posts, underneath the Settings drop down menu, click Email options and choose settings for Post replies.

Don't forget to click Save once complete!

Your distribution group is now setup and ready to be used.

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