In this blog post, we will learn how to bulk add email aliases to Google groups and what are their benefits. An email alias is an alternative email address that redirects messages to your primary inbox. It allows you to organize incoming emails, streamline communication, and maintain a professional image. Email aliases have become an essential tool for managing communication efficiently in today's digital world. One popular platform for managing email aliases is Google Groups.

What is a Google Group and how it can streamline communication

Google Groups is a powerful tool that enables effective communication and collaboration within teams or organizations. It allows you to create mailing lists, discussion forums, and share files easily. By using Google Groups, you can streamline communication by sending messages to multiple recipients without the need to remember and enter individual email addresses each time.

The importance of bulk adding email aliases to Google Groups

Bulk adding email aliases to Google Groups is a game-changer when it comes to managing communication efficiently. It saves time and effort by eliminating the need to manually add each email alias individually. Whether you need to add aliases for a large team or multiple departments, bulk adding ensures a seamless process and reduces the risk of errors. How to create email aliases

Step-by-step guide to bulk adding email aliases to Google Groups

  • Sign in Google Admin Console with your administrator account
  • Go to Menu>Directory>Groups from the Admin console
  • Click on the group name, then click on the group information section
  • After that, point to the Aliases section and click Edit
  • Next, you have to add an alias.

There are two steps for this-

  • Enter a new email address in the Group Alias Email field. Then select a domain from the list, if your organization has more than one domain.
  • Click on Add Alias.

Note: Google Groups allows a maximum of 30 email aliases. However, Google groups  platform doesn't support adding multiple aliases all at once. Source

Bulk add email aliases to Google Groups with Foresight

Bulk adding email aliases to Google Groups with Foresight is a time-saving and efficient way to manage large groups of users. With Foresight, you can easily add multiple email aliases to your Google Groups in just a few simple steps. This feature is particularly useful for organizations or businesses with a large number of members or employees who need to be added to specific groups.

Demo Video

From this demo video, you can learn how to bulk-add group email aliases with the help of Foresight.

Rule Creation

First, you prepare a list of Google groups whose email aliases you want to add. That will be a Google Sheet. Here, we have designed a list of 25 groups only. It has only two columns- Email and Aliases. Please note that we have only taken 25 groups for the demo. But in real cases, we can handle hundreds or thousands of groups simultaneously.

Google Groups list in Google Sheets
  1. Now, download the Google Sheet as a CSV file.
  2. Then log into Foresight with the help of a Google Admin Account. Go to the Rules page and click on the New Rule (+) button.Bulk update employees information in Google Workspace
  3. Select the Data uploaded trigger and upload the CSV file with updated info.Bulk update employees information in Google Workspace
  4. Wait for the file to be parsed and then click on Next.
  5. Select Add group alias.
  6. Then, grant permission for Foresight into the Google workspace Account. When it becomes successful, you will see the Access granted label.
  7. Now select Email in the Group email field and Aliases in the Group alias field. Click on Review.
  8. Enter the Rule name (Google Groups to add aliases) and click on Create.
  9. Now the rule is created.

Rule Triggering

Click on the upload icon and upload the same CSV file again. This process will take a few seconds.

Verifying Results

  1. A notification will appear in the top-right corner. Click on it and then click on Show All. Also, you can see the result from the Logs page of the left sidebar. The logs show the successful triggering of the rule.
  2. Now confirm the result from the Google admin console. Go to Menu>Directory>Groups. Click on Group Name (for instance, [email protected]), and then Group Information. As you can see, the alias [email protected] is added.

Now you have an idea of how Foresight is helpful in adding group email aliases in bulk. Apart from this, you can also use Foresight to perform tasks like- Retrieving aliases for all active users in Google WorkspaceBulk Adding email aliases to the User account, etc.

Best practices for managing email aliases in Google Groups

  • Regularly review and update email aliases to ensure they are up to date and relevant.
  • Clearly define naming conventions for email aliases to maintain consistency and avoid confusion.
  • Assign specific individuals or teams responsible for managing email aliases to ensure accountability.
  • Educate team members on the proper use and etiquette when using email aliases to avoid miscommunication.

Troubleshooting common issues when bulk adding email aliases

Here are some common issues and their solutions:

  • Incorrect CSV format: Ensure that your CSV file follows the correct format, with each email alias in a separate row.
  • Duplicate email aliases: Check for any duplicate email aliases in your CSV file before importing.
  • Permission errors: Make sure you have the necessary permissions to add email aliases to the Google Group.
  • Email alias limit: Google Groups has a limit on the number of email aliases you can add. If you reach the limit, consider deleting unused aliases or upgrading to a higher plan.


Bulk adding email aliases with Foresight to Google Groups is a simple yet powerful tool for streamlining communication and improving efficiency. By following the step-by-step guide and implementing best practices, you can unlock the full potential of email aliases. Whether you are a small team or a large organization, harnessing the benefits of email aliases will undoubtedly enhance collaboration and productivity. By using Foresight, you can streamline the process of adding email aliases and ensure that all relevant individuals are included in the appropriate groups. This not only saves time but also helps to ensure effective communication and collaboration within your organization.
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