Can I monitor email activity of a Google Group?

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Yes… sort of. Let me explain.

A Google group is just a collection of individual email addresses. So for example, let’s say I send an email to my Google group called “My Family”. What actually happens is Google will send an email to my mom, my dad, my dog, my wife, my in-laws, etc. I could accomplish the same goal by including each person’s email address in the “To” or “CC” lines.

So, a Google group just makes it more convenient to email a group of people. And it ensures that people don’t have to worry about hitting “reply all” to keep everyone in on the conversation when they write a response.

So if your goal is monitor all email activity within a Google Group, then you can do so, but you’ll need to add every member of the group to your EmailAnalytics account — we can only see email activity within email accounts that have connected to our platform.

If you want to filter your dashboard to see only email activity within a certain Google group, then you can do so by creating a filter to “include” that Google group’s email address. Here’s a walk-through on how to create a filter.

Read more about Google groups in these articles:

Click here to see a list of the Google groups you’re a part of. You can also see a list of the other members of any group you’re part of, and see the number of conversations the group has had since you joined it.

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