How to use the Google Group

To Very Quickly Send A Message To The Google Group

Create an email as you usually do and address the email to:

awc-bogota-members@googlegroups.com

This will automatically post your email to the google group.

How to Access the Google Group

  1. Go to googlegroups.com
  2. Sign in with your email address and password
  3. If you are using a google email as your google group email then you can use that password
  4. If you use another email, you will have to create a google account. This is done by clicking create account. Next put in the email that you use for the google groups, and choose a password. Fill in the rest of the boxes. Google will send you an email for you to verify that you signed-up for a google account.

Now you are ready to post or look through old messages.

To Post a message:

  1. Under My Groups, select AWC Bogota Members.
  2. Next click the red New Topic icon. You are now ready to write a message to the group.
  3. When you are finished click the red post icon

OR

Create an email as you usually do and address the email to:

awc-bogota-members@googlegroups.com

This will automatically post your email to the google group

OR

Simply ‘reply all’ to any email sent to the group.  Just remember to change the subject line to make it your own.

To browse through old messages:

Under my groups you can select AWC Bogota Members if you are looking for general information about Bogota, items for sale, or basic information that will help you find people and places around Bogota and Colombia. If you want official announcements or information about the American Women’s Club, click AWC Bogota Announcements. From there you can scroll through the old messages.

Responding to Google Group emails

It is appropriate to respond to the entire group when you have information that you feel will help the entire group. Examples of this would be referrals for services, travel information, information about Bogota that would be beneficial to the group.

It is NOT appropriate to respond to the entire group when you want to have a personal conversation with someone, when requesting to purchase something from someone, or any other conversation that will not benefit the group.

To reply to an individual from a google group message.

  1. Click reply
  2. Delete the email: awc-bogota-members@googlegroups.com
  3. Paste the email of the person you want to write to.

You can now send a private email.

POSTING RULES

What you can post to the Google Group:

  • Post any questions you have
    Post helpful replies to questions
    Post your personal moving sale items
    Post rental info for the apartment you are leaving
  • Do not post any requests for friends
    Do not advertise your wares (unless it is as a response to a specific question, otherwise please advertise in the AWC Newsletter)

TO CHANGE YOUR EMAIL DELIVERY PREFERENCES/ FREQUENCY

When in the Google Group select the small down arrow on the MY settings icon at the top right hand side of the screen.

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The membership setting page will appear.

Click on the small down arrow next to Email delivery preference and select the option you want.  Click on Save and you have successfully changed your delivery frequency.

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