UW-Madison G Suite - Getting Started with Google Groups

This document provides a high-level introduction to UW-Madison Google Groups.

What are Google Groups?

Google Groups makes it easy for groups of people—such as project teams, departments, or classmates—to communicate and collaborate. You can send an email to everyone in a group with one address, invite a group to an event, or share documents with a group. You can also create an online forum to discuss a popular technology or answer questions about a product.

You can use your UW-Madison G Suite account to create a Google Group mailing list in the Wisc Account Administration site.

How does it work?

When you create a UW-Madison Google Group, you create an email address that uses the following email address format: name@g-groups.wisc.edu .

You can email your Google Group at name@g-groups.wisc.edu to start collaborating with your colleagues. When you email your Google Group, that message will be delivered to the following inboxes:

  1. Google Group Archive inbox

    • Note: The archive feature may not be enabled by default. Learn how to view your Google Group’s archive feature status.
    • Archiving must be enabled to receive a copy of all messages sent to the Google Group.
    • Enabling archiving is beneficial when troubleshooting message delivery issues.
  2. Mailbox associated with email address used to add member to the Google Group

    • Message delivery will depend on the member’s Google Group email subscription setting (ex: daily notifications, email digest)
    • Message delivery can be affected by the member's email settings such as rules, filters, spam/junk, etc.


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