Reserved group names

We reserve certain names that cannot be used if you are creating a group using Google Groups or Google Groups for Business. However, you can use these names if you are creating a group using the Groups control in the Admin console.

  • abuse
  • admin
  • administrator
  • hostmaster
  • majordomo
  • postmaster
  • root
  • ssl-admin
  • webmaster

The group addresses abuse and postmaster are reserved. You can, however, subscribe to them and receive all mail sent to groups with these addresses. (Learn more)


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