I have various groups set up for my organization to facilitate easier sending of emails to their members. Everyone is a member, except that I am an owner of these groups. Several others need access to be able to email these groups, but making them owners would mean they would receive future correspondence intended for the group. How can I allow only certain users to email a group, but not allow them to receive emails sent to the group? I am set up with an Education account; the additional Business features are not enabled.
Create a user account called firstname.lastname@example.org. Then make email@example.com a member of your group firstname.lastname@example.org. Then for each of the individuals email@example.com who need to email firstname.lastname@example.org create a filter in email@example.com to foward their mail.
When firstname.lastname@example.org emails to email@example.com, it is forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org. Messages in email@example.com go to firstname.lastname@example.org but go no further. For cleanliness, you could create another filter that deleted all the messages from email@example.com.
Of course, this would be very cumbersome if you have a lot of firstname.lastname@example.org users.
The easiest method is to enable
Also Allow anyone on the internet to post messages
As you might guess, this will allow anyone to send messagse to the group without having to be a member of the group.
Naturally this opens the address up to misuse as anyone outside of the organisation can email the group.
The other option (I'm not sure if this is a Business apps only option) is to enable the custom settings, then under
Who can send emails to the group, tick
domain.com users. This will prevent misuse while allowing non-members to email the group. (though I suspect these options may not be available to you?).
If you do not want to allow external emails to be sent to the group you can use Weehooey's method:
- Setup a new email account
- Make that account a member of the group
- In the new account add a forwarding address going to the group address
- Create a filter that forwards emails from PersonA to the group email (PersonA being someone who you want to be able to email the group, but not allow them to receive group emails)
You can then add additional filters for additional senders, or use the
OR filter command to add multiple people to the one filter.