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Distribution lists in Google Apps
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About two years ago we converted all student email to Google Apps for Education. We are now trying to determine the conversion of faculty and staff (we currently have the accounts set up, are deliver mail (and will start delivering calendar information as well from our Exchange server) as a fail-over for Exchange (which did crash last May causing all sorts of headaches.
One issue that needs to be resolved is our unbelievably heavy reliance on restricted distribution lists for communicating to various constituent groups. We rely very much on email as a communication device and have established lists by role as well as building and multiple sub lists in between. Use of these lists is by permission only. We have not found an easy way to replicate these lists and restrict use within the Google Apps environment.
Anyone have a suggestion. I would really love to get rid of our Exchange mail and move every
Thomas H. Carnwath
Technology and Information Services
320 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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