Approve or block new posts

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You can turn on message moderation to have messages approved or blocked before they’re sent to the rest of the group.

Turn on message moderation

Using new Groups

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click My groups.
  3. Click the name of a group.
  4. On the left, click Group settings.
  5. Select your moderation options:

    • Under Message moderation, choose to review every message, message from non-members, or no messages.
    • Under New member restrictions, to review messages from new members, select New member posts are moderated.
  6. (Optional) To send a notification when a moderated message is rejected:

    1. At the top right, next to Advanced, click Turn on.
    2. Under Rejected message notification, click ON.
  7. Click Save.

Using classic Groups

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click My groups.
  3. Click the name of a group.
  4. On the right, click Manage group.
  5. On the left, click Settings and then Moderation.
  6. Select your moderation options:

    • Under Message moderation, choose to review every message, message from non-members, or no messages.
    • Under New member restrictions, to review messages from new members, select New member posts are moderated.
  7. (Optional) To send a notification when a moderated message is rejected:

    1. Check the Notify authors when moderators reject their posts box.
    2. In the text field, enter the message text.
  8. Click Save.

Approve or reject pending messages

To approve or reject pending messages, you need the Moderate content permission. Content moderators get an email spam report that includes spam messages from the moderation queue. The report is sent weekly on Tuesday and Friday in the Pacific time zone, which might be Wednesday and Saturday in other time zones. Learn more about permissions.

Messages that aren’t approved are automatically deleted after 14 days. Messages marked as spam are automatically deleted after 7 days.

Learn more about permissions.

Using new Groups
  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click My groups.
  3. Click the name of a group.
  4. On the left, under Conversations, click Pending.
  5. To read a post, click it.
  6. To approve or reject a single message, point to the messageand thenclick Approve message " " or Reject message "".
  7. To perform an action on one or more messages:
    1. Check the boxes next to the messages.
    2. At the top of the screen, select an option:
      • To approve the messages, click Approve message " ".
      • To reject the messages, click Reject message "".
      • To approve the messages and automatically approve all future posts by those authors, click Approve author .
      • To ban the authors from the forum and report the messages as spam, click Reject author .
Using classic Groups
  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click My groups.
  3. Click the name of a group.
  4. On the right, click Manage group.
  5. On the left, click Messages and then Pending messages.
  6. To read a post, click the title.
  7. Check the box next to the post.
  8. At the top of the screen, select an option:
    • To approve the message, click Post Post.
    • To approve the post and automatically approve all future posts by that author, click Post and always allow future messages from author Post and always allow future messages from author.
    • To ban the author or authors from the forum and report the message as spam, click Report spam and ban author from this forum Report spam and ban author from this forum.
    • To block the post, click Reject Reject.

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