Creating private groups

How do I set up private groups within a forum? They have a group email address but the conversations must be private - but they must be able to see all public discussions.

thank you!


When creating a group, you can make it private and not visible to the public by changing the Visibility settings.

Set the ‘Who can see this group?’ to ‘Group owners, members’ and the 'Who can see this group’s members?" to the same. This will allow this group to only be seen by forum admins/moderators, and group members.

After doing the above, unless you had previously changed a group permission, the group can still see all normal posts and reply to them as if they were a normal user. But the (real) normal users will not be able to see their group.