Is it safe to use Google Groups for Google Apps for mass email?

Andy May 20, 2011
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I have been considering to use Google groups to send mass email to subgroups within a larger database of subscribers.

The process seems extremely simple, but it seems from what I have read that Google does not monitor your subscriptions in any way, but will treat your group email just as if they were sent through an external provider.

Since I will need to create a mail group for each email I sent (recipients are overlapping but not identical) and Google does in no way monitor the fact that they are valid subscribers, could my actions be interpreted as a signal for spam. Do I need to take any specific precautions, except an unsubscribe link, of course?

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  1. Anonymous
    May 21, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Bulk Sending
    http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=168383

    Google Groups Tour: What can you do with Google Groups?
    http://groups.google.com/intl/en/googlegroups/tour3/index.html#?lnk=hptt

    impossible to whitelist the IP ranges since this feature is only available on
    the Premier version. Simply moderate your Google Group and in the pending message queue  eliminate all spam messages and ban the sender.Then set to group to
    private, all messages moderated and people must ask for
    an invitation to join. That permanently ends all spam problems for any
    Google Group that uses those settings.

    http://groups.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=fr&answer=186997

    create a new regular mailbox and set forwarding rules in it to forward to the
    groups. This should work fine.

    MailChimp One of the advantages of using a third party service is that they can deal with any SPAM issues that may arise. you can try to consider 3rd party application that work together with Google Apps such as MailChimp for mass mailing
    http://mailchimp.com/

    Maillisking The pro version contains a built-in smtp server.http://www.xequte.com/maillistking/

    • Andy
      May 21, 2011 at 4:56 pm

      Since I will always send email to a sub-group of my subscribers I will need to make a google gropu for each campaign. And, since Google is not in any way involved in the subscription process I fear they will see thia as spam.

      I am considering some of the options you mentioned but I would have prefereed Googlw, since it seems extremely easy to implement.