Manage your groups

Manage spam

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

Delete content that contains spam

As a Groups administrator, you can delete any group, and any content posted in groups, in your organization. Group members who have the Who can moderate content 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. 

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. (Optional) To locate a group that you don’t own, in the left panel, click All 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 "".

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. 

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. (Optional) To locate a group that you don’t own, in the left panel, click All 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 "".

Mark an entire group as spam

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. (Optional) To locate a group that you don’t own, in the left panel, click All Groups.
  3. Click the name of a group.
  4. At the top, below the group name, click More ""and thenReport abusive group.
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