Can I monitor email activity of a Google Group?
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:
- How to Create a Gmail Group: Your Step-by-Step Guide
- How to Send a Group Email in Gmail in 4 Easy Steps
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.
Jayson is a long-time columnist for Forbes, Entrepreneur, BusinessInsider, Inc.com, and various other major media publications, where he has authored over 1,000 articles since 2012, covering technology, marketing, and entrepreneurship. He keynoted the 2013 MarketingProfs University, and won the “Entrepreneur Blogger of the Year” award in 2015 from the Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs. In 2010, he founded a marketing agency that appeared on the Inc. 5000 before selling it in January of 2019, and he is now the CEO of EmailAnalytics.