Mailing lists at UD: Google Groups

A UD Google Group allows members to communicate with multiple people and view a searchable archive of all messages. Google Groups are ideal for collaborating, discussing, sharing ideas with others, and posting and answering questions. Google Groups

  • are very easy to use
  • provide members with ample storage space
  • have threaded and searchable archives that allow members to review previous messages organized by topic or category.

In addition, each member of a Google Group can choose how to receive the messages:

  • receive an email copy of each individual message
  • receive a daily email with all activity or an abridged digest
  • read them only on the Web.
    • Note: Only members with an email address or a account can read messages stored in a Google Group Web archive.
  • When Google Groups are created they are configured as an email list. You can choose to change your group to a Collaborative or Q&A group.

How to request

Submit a Google Groups request form (Faculty and staff only). You will need to supply the following information:

  • the Group owner's name
  • the Group owner's UDelNet ID
  • the desired name of the Group
    • The name must be at least nine characters long or contain a hyphen.
    • Names may not include the prefix "ud-".
    • Names may not include an apostrophe.
    • Sample names: housing-info, cisc355-010-fall12, or HREmployment.

Only faculty and staff may request a Google Group; requests for a student Google Group must be submitted by UD faculty or staff.

How to use

For information about getting started using Google Groups at UD, select one of the Related Articles to the right. For general assistance using Google Groups or for information about advanced features, visit's Groups Help Web site.


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