Sorry about that.
We are all using Pidgin. We are also using the Broadcast Plugin by OpenFire. We know that Spark has a built in broadcast thing, but we are not using that.
User A sends a broadcast to the Finance group using Finance@broadcast.mycompany.com (I am NOT in the finance group, although I am an OpenFire administrator)
All users within the Finance group recieve the message. All other NON admin users who are not part of the group do NOT receive anything. Me and my Administrator colleague do in fact receieve every one as if the person directed the message specifically to us.(Not through admin console…but through Pidgin.)
It doesn’t matter if it’s firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or any group. If it’s a broadcast, I will get it.
We enjoy openfire and we have been thinking of hooking our Zenoss up to it so we could make triggers that would broadcast alerts to certain groups based on certain events. But I feel like we will need to scrap this sweet idea if we can’t figure out how to stop the Admins from getting all broadcasts. I am an admin, butsome of that information should not be read by me or my colleague.