This will replace your G Suite Groups email

5th September 2018 in Shared Inbox, Shared Gmail, Team inbox, Google Groups

As discussed previously, G Suite Groups emails have been used as alternatives for people who intend to share emails across a group of people, inside a software they already use, know and trust.

These Google Groups for Business were made for some specific tasks, such as:

  • Creating a email lists system for members;
  • Web forums for any kind of subject inside your business;
  • Q&A forums, specifically for questions and some kind of help desk.

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Shared Inbox with Google Groups: you are (probably) doing it wrong!

31st August 2018 in Shared Inbox, Shared Gmail, Team inbox, Google Groups

Created in 2001 with the intention of being a discussion space for groups to share emails, Google Groups has been used for multiple purposes since then. Among them is sharing your inbox.

However, Google Groups have never been designed to be a collaborative tool. It simply is a mail list for groups in which you can send and receive emails. There are much simpler options to share your inbox then Google Groups. 

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Why Google Groups don’t work (and the best alternative to it)

31st August 2018 in Shared Inbox, Shared Gmail, Team inbox, Google Groups

Google Groups was developed in 2001 with the intention of being a discussion space for groups to share emails. It basically worked as a mailing list, but with multiple senders. After some time, people have started trying to use it as share inboxes, so different team members could work on emails sent to the same alias. You all could have a Google Group, be able to receive emails in your personal inbox and reply to them accordingly. 

However, there are some limitations in Google Groups for this use case and this kind of workflow can be much more efficient if your team uses the right applications

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Yes, there is a Google Groups alternative in Gmail!

30th August 2018 in Shared Inbox, Shared Gmail, Team inbox, Google Groups

Google Groups have been used by some as an outcome for sharing inboxes for teams, but nowadays there are plenty other options. Originally created for online forums, Google Groups has ended up been used as some sort of “shared inbox”, in which a Group of people receive the same messages at the same time without needing to share an email account and a password.

This used to be reasonable when there were no alternative to shared inbox in Gmail. However, today other tools  go far beyond Google Groups e and also make it much simpler for companies.

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