Google Apps for Business administrators can now specify different settings for user groups, or organisational units.

In the last 3 months, the Google Apps administration panel has gained a number of new features, including the ability to search email logs, manage mobile devices more easily, and manage email delivery. This latest feature builds on the existing ability to introduce user groups – known as organisations – by allowing email settings to be edited for each group.Examples of these email settings include: allowing delegation, IMAP & POP access to Gmail, offline access, email forwarding, email footers and many more.

Applying email management settings to user groups helps Google Apps administrators tailor the use of Gmail within their organisation. It’s especially beneficial for organisations that have user segments with different compliance or security needs, such as allowing offline access to a specific group of users.

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