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How to subscribe Subgroup B.1 to an event calendar for Group A #calendar

Yusuf Leo Schuman
 

I've created a Group (A) for the purpose of sending a daily aphorism to anyone subscribed to the group, as a Calendar event. Now, I want to have these messages posted, each day, to all members of a Subgroup (B.1) of a different Group (B) I administer. How do I do this? B is an enterprise group, with curated membership. A is deliberately not a subgroup of B, to allow anonymous subscription to Group A by people who are not part of Group B.

I have tried to cross-subscribe the list names/addresses, but am told they are not valid address by the Direct Add interface of the Subgroup to which I want the daily messages posted. I created and tried using an "Email Integration" address instead, but am again told it is not a valid address, when I try to subscribe it to Group A.

How can I get the daily events from Group A to post to Subgroup B.1?

#calendar

Yusuf Leo Schuman
 

To simplify: I want Calendar Events from Group A to be sent to Subgroup B.1. How can I do this?

- Groups.io appears to treat any groups.io address as invalid and will not allow subscription
- Groups.io also treats email forwarded from a Gmail address as invalid and will not allow subscription

Bruce Bowman
 

On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 01:46 PM, Yusuf Leo Schuman wrote:
To simplify: I want Calendar Events from Group A to be sent to Subgroup B.1. How can I do this?
Yusuf -- A forwarder is the only way I know of...and even then, the events themselves are not sent, only the associated notifications (#cal-notice, #cal-reminder, etc).

- Groups.io appears to treat any groups.io address as invalid and will not allow subscription
Correct. Groups.io is not an email service provider, and will refuse to subscribe an address with that domain.

- Groups.io also treats email forwarded from a Gmail address as invalid and will not allow subscription
I'm confused by this. "Will not allow subscription" is an entirely different problem from "treating email forwarded as invalid." If you can't subscribe the address, it stands to reason that the messages don't get accepted...at least without going through moderation.

So let's step back.

You need to subscribe the GMail address to group A, group B and subgroup B.1. All three. Be sure to set the subscription to B.1 to "no email," or you will create a dupe loop.

At that point you could set up a forwarder in Gmail so anything arriving with any #cal-xxxxx hashtag (from group A) is forwarded to the B.1 subgroup. Unless there's something about Gmail that I don't understand (entirely possible), groups.io has no way of knowing that these emails were forwarded or something you typed in...it's just an email from that address. So it should post to B.1.

Be sure to also set up the calendar in group A so that "public can view." Otherwise, no one in subgroup B.1 will be able to see the calendar entries.

Hope this helps,
Bruce

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