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Migrating to Google Groups

Migrating to Google Groups

Migrate a Sympa mailing list to Google Groups

Symbol of 360 degree arrows on circular gray background.Migrate Sympa (Lists@CASE) mailing lists to CWRU Google Groups using an automated, self-service tool. Prior to migrating a list, consult the Pre-Migration Checklist to ensure your list does not meet any criteria that should prevent it from being moved at this time.

Starting the migration

Read these steps carefully before migrating a list to Google Groups.

  1. Go to the Sympa to Google Groups Migration Tool by clicking the button at the bottom of this page.
  2. All of the mailing lists you own or moderate are displayed. Any list owner or moderator can migrate the list to Groups; therefore, you should coordinate accordingly. Learn how to identify list owners and moderators.
  3. Find the list you want to migrate to Groups. Click Migrate to Google Groups.
  4. Click Yes to confirm the migration.
  5. A blue progress icon indicates your list is being migrated to Groups. Status updates will appear throughout the process.

    Note: The amount of time needed to migrate a list is contingent on the number of users subscribed to the list. Average lists will be migrated in one to five minutes. Allow more time if the list contains a significant number of subscribers.

  6. A confirmation message appears, indicating your mailing list is now a Google Group. The migration tool ensures the majority of your mailing list settings are mirrored in the Group. Review the Post-Creation/Migration Checklist to ensure your Group is configured exactly to your preferences.

    Note: If you believe a mailing list did not successfully convert to Groups, contact the UTech Service Desk at 216.368.HELP (4357) or