Choose How Email Replies are Sent

You can choose who receives email replies to posts in your Group. Using the “Post Replies” setting, Group managers can decide if an email is automatically sent to the entire Group, or if it’s shared with a smaller group of people.

Change Your Group’s Reply Setting

  1. Open Google Groups.
  2. Click My Groups > name of the group you want to edit.
  3. Click Manage in the upper-right corner.
  4. From the left-hand navigation menu, click Settings > Email Options > Post Replies.
  5. Use the drop-down menu to select a choice, then click Save in the upper-left corner.
Menu Option Setting Description
To the entire group Automatically send email replies to everyone in the Group.
To the author of the message only The person who sent the original message sees the email reply.
To the owners of the group Only Group owners see the email reply.
To the managers of the group Only Group managers see the email reply.
Users decide where their replies are sent (Default) Let the author choose who sees their email reply.
  • Selecting “Reply” will send their response to the person who sent the original message.
  • Selecting “Reply all” will send their response to the entire Group, as well as the author of the original message.
Use a custom address to send replies to The group manager can designate a specific address to which replies will be sent. The address entered must be a valid email address.

If you’re a member of a Group and want to know who will receive your response, check the “Reply/To” field of your email.