Google Groups lets you email predefined groups of people quickly and easily using a single recipient address. Because it is part of the Google Apps suite, Google Groups integrates directly with your HSU email account for easy management.
You can use Google Groups to set up and maintain mailing lists for the groups of people you communicate regularly with, such as other members of your department, fellow students, club members, or individuals sharing involvement with a particular project or event.
You can also use Google Groups for your off-campus life - hundreds of thousands of groups have been set up across the globe, and if you can't find one that meets your needs, you can set one up in a matter of minutes.You will need to set up and use a personal Google account rather than your HSU account for these groups.
Benefits of Google Groups include:
Google is a very dynamic environment, and the company frequently updates or otherwise tweaks many of its services in response to user feedback. You can keep tabs on Google's planned and implemented changes on their What's New? site.
To access your HSU Google Groups, log into your humboldt.edu email:
To send an email to any group, simply select it like any other recipient name or enter <listname>@humboldt.edu in the To: box when you're composing your email.
You'll find a list of the Google Groups you already belong to on the right side of the main Google Groups page. To find other relevant existing Google Groups, just enter a keyword or two into the search box; if that produces too many entries, you can fine tune the search results using the Advanced Search parameters.
To create a new Google Group, just follow the instructions to set up a new group.