Leave a group or unsubscribe from email

If you're signed in to a work or school account, the options you see might be different. To learn more, contact your administrator.

If you no longer want to participate in a group or receive the group’s email, you can:

  • Unsubscribe from email from the group—You’re still a member of the group, but you no longer receive email when there’s activity.
  • Leave the group—After you take this action, you can no longer access the group if it's not public.
  • Change your settings—If the Add me to their groups setting is on, a group manager can add you to a group without your permission and then send you messages from that group. Stop people from directly adding you to a group by following the instructions in I'm in groups I didn't join.

Unsubscribe or leave a group using Google Groups

You can stop getting email from a group by changing your settings or leaving the group.

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Locate the groupand then choose an option:
    • To stay in the group but stop getting email, for Subscription, click the displayed optionand thenselect No email.
    • To leave the group and stop getting email, click Leave group and thenYes, leave group.

Unsubscribe and leave a group using email

To leave a group and stop getting email from it, you can send an email to group name+unsubscribe@group domain. For example, to leave the group mygroup@googlegroups.com, you would send a message to mygroup+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com. You can send the request with no subject or body text.

Troubleshoot leaving a group

If you’re signed in to a work or school account, you can't leave a group that your administrator set to include all members of your work or school. 

If you tried to unsubscribe and are still getting email, make sure:

  • You unsubscribed using the same email address that gets the group email.
  • The email is not being forwarded from an address that still belongs to the group. If they are, email the address and ask them to remove your address.
  • You’re not signed up for the group with more than one email address. If you are, unsubscribe that email address as well.
  • The group you left isn’t nested in another group. You will keep getting email from the second group, unless you leave it also.
  • You’re on the desktop version of Google Groups. You can only leave a group from the desktop site.

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