About E-Mail

OurGroupOnline provides a complete solution for group communication.

When you enter a member into the group roster, you can enter up to two e-mail addresses and an SMS address.

When members log on to the web site, they can keep their e-mail addresses and SMS address up to date by going to My Contact Information from the My Stuff menu.

By default, all members have the ability to compose an e-mail to be sent to all or some of the other group members.

E-mails can be pre-addressed to the members of a committee, or to everyone who signed up for an event.

You can also define E-Mail Groups and then pre-address e-mails to one of these groups.

Messages may also be sent to the members of a Dynamic Subgroup.

You do not have to be logged on to your site to send e-mails to your group.  E-Mail Relay Addresses can be used to send messages to your entire group or the members of dynamic subgroups, from any e-mail client (as long as the sender's address belongs to a member of the group.)

You can view all of the messages you've ever sent from the site, and all the messages you've ever received from the site, on the group website.

Leaders and site administrators can view all e-mails sent using the group e-mail system.  This will not, however, include messages that were sent via E-Mail Relay Addresses, since those are not logged by the site.

Site administrators can configure an Automated Newsletter that will be automatically generated and e-mailed to all members on a regular basis.

Site administrators can also configure e-mail settings that control how messages will be sent.

The following pages will give a more thorough explanation of how to use this system.