I'm trying to create a simple family group that receives mail sent to the address [email protected] and forwards it to all my members of my family. I only want this group to be accessible from the outside via the mail address [email protected] and don't want people to be able to see who's inside the group. This used to be simple but since the transition from Google Apps to G Suite, this has become a lot more complicated.

Could somebody point me in the right direction as to which settings I need to configure exactly in the access panel of a group's settings page to achieve my goal?

  • Are you using the legacy free edition of G Suite?
    – rahi
    Commented Mar 31, 2017 at 21:28
  • @rahi The €4 a month version
    – Martijn
    Commented Mar 31, 2017 at 22:29

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Sounds like you want an email list. This is part of the Google Groups for Business offering. It is not available in the (legacy) free editions of Google Apps.

If you have an eligible G Suite subscription, you can enable the Groups for Business service in the G Suite control panel.

Then follow Google's guide, make sure you create an email list.

In short, the steps are:

  1. Go to http://groups.google.com
  2. Click My Groups, and Switch organization view to example.com (so that your group is not listed publicly)
  3. Click Create group, and fill in the form
  4. Click Direct add members and add the email addresses that will be part of the list
  5. Click Add (not Send invites) if you know these people and are sure they want to be part of the list


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