You must contact the ITS Service Center to request a Discussion Group in the UMICH domain. The Create Group button will create a group outside of the UMICH domain and it won't be protected by our contract with Google.
Discussion Groups are email-based online groups in the UMICH domain. These groups can be requested by contacting the ITS Service Center by anyone affiliated with the University of Michigan. Simply provide the group name (at least 9 characters) and group owners. A group will be created as <group name>@discussions.umich.edu. We recommend multiple owners for Discussion Groups. Owners can be added during or after the group is created. Members of the group are added and managed by the owners. There is no relationship between Discussion Groups and MCommunity groups. All group management should be done through Google. See the Manage a Discussion Group section for more information on managing a Discussion Group.
Discussion Groups are not to be confused with Google Groups synced from MCommunity, although both can be used to send email to its members.
* To participate in discussions via email, use the group's email address <group name>@discussions.umich.edu.
How to find your Discussion Group: