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Hi,

I am involved with a group of hobbyists that are forming our own online group. We are searching a solution to allow us all to contact one another. I have an idea of something that I think would be ideal, but I'm unsure of how to implement it. I'll describe it and hopefully someone out there could point me in the right direction.

First, I would set up a central email address. An example would be main_email@whatevermail.com.

Anybody who sent an email to that address, would have that email automatically forwarded to every member of the group. The same would occur if a user replied to one of the emails. This could facilitate many conversations between a small group of people.

I am hoping a solution may exist that is fairly simple and would allow us to get started with a simple hotmail or gmail account.

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Why not set up Main_Emal@whatevermail.com so that everyone can log into said email. Then if someone replys to said email, it is sent to everyone else in that group, use the bc cc within the email, and have everynone set up as a group to recieve it.
Read more about bc and Cc here Sending an Email to Multiple Recipients - Cc: and Bcc: - About Email

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Mice idea. My thought was to have one Mac setup to periodically check the account. A mail rule would look for any e-mail sent to the account and use a rule to send the message to the group. The group is created within the Contact program and the name of that group

Using the OP's example rule that looks something like this should work:

If To is equal to Mail_Email@whatevermail.com
Perform the following actions:
Forward message to Name of group from Contacts

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Why not set up Main_Emal@whatevermail.com so that everyone can log into said email. Then if someone replys to said email, it is sent to everyone else in that group, use the bc cc within the email, and have everynone set up as a group to recieve it.
Read more about bc and Cc here Sending an Email to Multiple Recipients - Cc: and Bcc: - About Email

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Thanks, and it's a good idea. But I can see issues straight away.

First, the membership of this group, as with most hobbyist groups, isn't entirely stable. I mean it's great for the most part, but some people come and go, and others cause problems. It would take just one bad egg to destroy mail history, send unwanted emails out, or even change the password locking the rest of us out.
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Mice idea. My thought was to have one Mac setup to periodically check the account. A mail rule would look for any e-mail sent to the account and use a rule to send the message to the group. The group is created within the Contact program and the name of that group

Using the OP's example rule that looks something like this should work:

If To is equal to Mail_Email@whatevermail.com
Perform the following actions:
Forward message to Name of group from Contacts
This seems like it's exactly what I might be looking for. I'm not familiar really with mail rules. I will have to look into that!
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This seems like it's exactly what I might be looking for. I'm not familiar really with mail rules. I will have to look into that!
I haven't tried that specific rule in the real world but have sent mails to groups manually in a similar fashion. One thing that might or might not be an issue for you. At one time some service providers set limits on how many people you could send messages to at one time.

If it a large group mail list software would probably be a better option.

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