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I am participating in a Google Group, and it is not possible to post by email:

Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:


Technical details of permanent failure:
The group foo@googlegroups.com does not allow posting through email.

Is there some documentation online that explains how to enable posting by email, and that I can send to the Group's owner?

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That's a setting that the group owner has set. You can't override that. You'll need to go to the Google Groups web interface to post. (The address for the group is probably in the footer of the email you've been receiving, with other useful information.)

The allowed post mechanisms are defined on the General Information page for the group.

From the help page:

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On the General Information page

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Thanks, but in my question I am asking for documentation that I can send to the owner on how to precisely change that setting. –  feklee Apr 4 '13 at 13:21
Yes, and the documentation is there on the help page to which I have linked. –  Al E. Apr 4 '13 at 13:22
I have added a couple of screen shots for your convenience. –  Al E. Apr 4 '13 at 13:27
So there is no official documentation detailing how to change permissions to allow users post by email? (which is what I had asked for) –  feklee Apr 4 '13 at 13:30
How much more official than a Google Support page do you want? Granted, it's fairly shy on details, but that's what they provide. –  Al E. Apr 4 '13 at 13:32

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