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I own a Google Group and I want to auto-forward some of my e-mails to it.

However, when I try to add the Group's e-mail address to my auto-forward list, it says that the confirmation mail has been sent to my Group address. Despite that, nothing arrives and I can not confirm the Group address. The address stays unconfirmed.

Is there a work-around for this? I mean, both are Google products, maybe there's a way I've missed.

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This would seem to be a duplicate of How to redirect mail from Gmail account to Google group mail . Do you have any sort of moderation on? Checked spam traps? You might need to add the address that Google Groups sends from as a member of your Group so that the confirmation message can arrive. – Al E. Sep 6 '13 at 12:40
You're right, the group has member-only access. I might disable it and see if mails from google arrive. – user47170 Sep 6 '13 at 13:53

As explained in this Google Product Forums thread, this is currently not possible.

Messages automatically forwarded to a googlegroup email address are filtered to spam, a behaviour which cannot be switched off. You can review and accept the withheld messages under pending messages


but the senders' address will be that of the original author, not the forwarding account.

If your original author is always the same, there is an easy solution: white-listing that author. If not: no solution.

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