This document explains how to create a Google Group using the new Google Groups administration website.
Login to https://email.wisc.edu/lists using your NetID credentials.
Click on the Create Group tab.
Fill in the following fields:
Group Name: Enter a name that best describes the purpose of your Google Group (ex: bucky_project).
- Do not include the full email address (ex: firstname.lastname@example.org).
- View Google Groups name guidelines.
Archives (Message History):
Enabled (recommended): This setting will keep a copy of messages sent to the Google Group to be viewable anytime. Archived messages will be viewable by group members on the group’s homepage. Enabling archiving helps troubleshooting mail delivery issues.
Disabled: Messages sent to the group will not be copied and will not be available on the group’s homepage. Members will need to refer to their email inbox to view messages sent to the group.
Only list administrators may post: Recommended for sending announcements. Do not enable this setting if you want other members to have the ability to post to your group.
List members may post (default): Recommended for group’s that would like to manage who receives and posts messages from your group.
Anyone in the Wisc domain: Recommended for group’s that would like to collaborate with UW-Madison colleagues without needing to manage who can post to the group.
Anyone may post (including non-members): Recommended for group’s that would like to collaborate with internal (UW-Madison) and external (non-UW-Madison) colleagues without need to manage who can post to the group.
Messages flagged as spam by Google:
Post message to group: Allow messages flagged as spam to send to your Google Group.
Send message to moderation (recommended): Messages flagged as spam will be sent to the Messages > Pending messages setting for your Google Group. Moderators can approve or deny the message. Learn more. Note: Sometimes legitimate messages may be flagged as spam.
Reject the message: Block all messages flagged as spam from reaching your Google Group.
Click Create Group to complete the automatic creation of your Google Group.
- Once your group is created, it will be immediately available.
- Start managing your group.