Manage your groups

Manage spam


This article is for G Suite administrators. To manage your own groups, visit the Google Groups help." "

Delete content that contains spam

As a G Suite Groups administrator, you can delete any group, and any content posted in groups, in your organization. Group members who have the content moderator permission can delete messages or conversations. Group owners can also delete the groups they own.

Note: You can’t restore messages or groups after you delete them. 

Using new Groups
  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click My groups.
  3. Click the name of a group.
  4. Point to a conversation and then check the box beside it.
  5. In the upper right, click Delete .
Using classic Groups
  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click My groups.
  3. Click the name of a group.
  4. Open a message or conversation.
  5. In the drop-down list in the upper right, select Delete post, then click OK.

Mark content as spam

Anyone who has permission to view Google Group content can mark that content as spam. Content you mark as spam is hidden from your view. It isn’t hidden for other group members, however. 

Tip: When you mark content as spam, Google receives a copy of the content and may analyze it to help protect users from spam and abuse. Google contacts report submitters only if more details are needed. 

Using new Groups
  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click My groups.
  3. Click the name of a group.
  4. Point to a conversation and then check the box beside it.
  5. In the upper right, click Report abuse .
Using classic Groups
  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click My groups.
  3. Click the name of a group.
  4. Open a message or conversation.
  5. In the drop-down list in the upper right, select Report as abuse, then click OK.

Mark an entire group as spam

Using new Groups
  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click My groups.
  3. Click the name of a group.
  4. On the group list, check the box next to the group to select it.
  5. In the upper right, click Report abuse .
Using classic Groups
  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click My groups.
  3. Click the name of a group.
  4. Open a message or conversation.
  5. In the drop-down list in the upper right, select Report as abuse, then click OK.
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