This article describes the four settings for the "Reply-to" messages setting in groups and what each setting means and includes the steps to change this setting in a group.
The "Reply-to" option has four settings:
- All Members
- Group Owner
- Leave Group
All Members - Most discussion groups use this setting, where replies go out to all the members of a group.
Sender - Choose this option to have replies go to the person who sent the message being replied to and NOT to the entire group.
Group Owner - Choose this option only if you don't want discussion in a group and prefer all responses to go to you, the group owner.
Leave Group - This setting is sometimes selected by announcement-only newsletter groups that want to make it easy for someone to unsubscribe simply by replying to the newsletter.
To change the "Reply-to" setting for a group:
- From the list on the left, click Management. This link only appears if you’re the owner of the group or a moderator with the appropriate privileges.
- Under "Group Settings", click Messages.
- Click Edit next to "Postings & Archives".
- Under "Reply-to" in "Posting Options", choose your preference.
- Click Save Changes.
Note: Only group owners or moderators with appropriate permissions (the ability to “change group settings”) can make this change.