Set up auto replies for a group

This feature requires turning on Google Groups for Business.

As an administrator of the Groups for Business service, you can configure auto replies to be sent to people who send messages to a particular group. You can set up different auto replies based on whether a person is a group member and part of your domain.

To set up auto replies for a group:

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Groups.

    To see Groups, you might have to click More controls at the bottom.

  3. Point to a group, and click Edit settings.
  4. At the bottom of the page, click advanced settings. You’re taken to the group's permissions page in your Groups for Business service.
  5. From the menu on the left, select Settings and then Email options.
  6. In the Auto replies section, select all checkboxes for which you wish to enable auto replies and enter the corresponding message.

    For example, you might set up auto replies for members only, both inside and outside your organization:

    Auto replies

  7. Click Save.

To send auto replies from a Groups alias:

If you have added a Groups alias via the Admin console and send a message to the alias address, the auto reply will still be sent from If you require the auto replies to be sent from the alias address, you need to create a separate group and use the alias as the primary address for that group.

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