For those who manage a Google Group, you might want to initiate an email from your Google Group to an email address that is either a member or non-member of your Google Group. This can be achieved by allowing your Gmail client to send mail on behalf of your Google Group, however, it’s important to ensure your Google Group post settings are configured properly.

Note: Another way to send email from a Google Group is to configure your Group to be used as a Collaborative Inbox.

Configuring your Google Group

  1. Go to and log in with your Lafayette credentials.
  2. Click the name of your Google Group and click Group settings from the bottom-left.
  3. If not already set, temporarily set Who can post to Anyone on the web. This setting will allow Google to send a confirmation email later when configuring to send from the Google Group address in Gmail.
  4. Click the Save changes button at the bottom.

Configuring Gmail to send from your Google Group

  1. Go to Gmail and log in with your Lafayette credentials.
  2. Click the gear icon in the upper-right and then click See all settings.
  3. Click Accounts and click Add another email address in the “Send mail as” section.
  4. Enter the email address of your Google Group, leave Treat as an alias checked, and click Next step.
  5. Click the Send Verification button to receive an email confirmation. This message will go to the Google Group.
  6. Close the window.
  7. Return to your Google Group (or your Gmail inbox if your Google Group subscription is set to email you) to click the verification link. Click the Confirm button when prompted.
  8. Now when sending new messages from your Gmail account, you can select either your Gmail account or your Google Group email address as the sender in the From field.
  9. So others from the Google Group can’t configure their Gmail accounts to send from the Google Group address, change the Google Group setting Who can post from Anyone on the web back to the previous setting.
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