Use a group or “distribution list” to have emails to a project team without having to use individual email addresses. A group email ensures all group members receive communications. This is perfect for alerts, notices, updates, and more.
Why Use Groups?
Using groups can greatly simplify managing accounts at a given data destination or source.
For example, let's say you create a group email for all your Amazon Advertising accounts called
email@example.com. This group has
firstname.lastname@example.org as members. If you use
email@example.com as the user email in Amazon Advertising, this means both Bob and Sue will get notifications, alerts, or updates. If you have 5, 10, 20, 100... Amazon Advertising profiles, using a group email is incredibly convenient.
Some other benefits for using group emails:
If you have a new team member Nancy (
firstname.lastname@example.org), adding here to the group is trivial. Likewise, if Bob leaves the company, his access can be removed quickly.
All team members get notifications if there are permission or authorization errors. For example, a client removed your access to reports. This removal disables API authorization for data collection. Having a team email, rather than individual emails, allows you to respond more quickly. For example, if
email@example.com the primary email and Bob was on vacation, nobody on your team would know that there was an alert sent
firstname.lastname@example.org. However, using a group email
email@example.com that Bob, Sue, and Nancy get notified.
Ultimately, the goal of the group email is to increase the velocity of notifications, alerts, and others forms of email communications. Taking this approach will increase transparency and reduce the impact of upstream changes like permission removals.
For a reference on how to set up groups with Google see https://support.google.com/a/answer/9400082