Reply privately to the post's author



Don't want to share your response with everyone in a Google Groups discussion?

Send a private response to the post's author.

Reply only to a post’s author in Groups


  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click the name of a group.
  3. Open a message or conversation.
  4. Choose an option:
    • Below the message text, click Reply to author.
    • Click More ""and thenReply to author
Note: If Reply to author is dimmed, the group’s owner or manager might have disabled it, and you can't send an email to the post’s author. If you are the owner or manager of the group, you can configure Who can reply to author and Who can view member email addresses in the group’s settings. If Reply to author isn’t working, try to Make Gmail your default email program.
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