Mailing Lists at UD
A mailing list is a collection of email addresses used to send copies of an email message to several people at one time. Most email applications (e.g. Gmail, Thunderbird, Mirapoint) have some mailing list capability, but individuals maintain their own mailing lists. More useful is a mailing list shared with other people.
A shared mailing list can facilitate either one-way communication to a group of people or group discussions. We strongly recommend the use of Google Groups for mailing lists, but other options are available.
Faculty and staff: Mailing list options
- Most people find Google Groups' interface and searchable archives preferable to other on-campus options.
- Faculty and staff may request a Mailman list for a list that keeps a central archive of messages.
- P.O. Box lists are useful for communicating with pre-defined UD groups (e.g., all students in a specific class, all sophomores in a specific major). UD's P.O. Box system is restricted to people with UD email addresses.
- Bulk mail tickets allow you to use UD's P.O. Box system to send an occasional email message to a large group of recipients.
- Shared mailboxes allow multiple staff members to share messages sent to one mailbox.
University Printing (GCC) mailing lists allow email to be sent to specific pre-defined groups of University employees.
Students: Mailing lists and Google GroupsAll student requests for a Google Group or mailing list must be submitted by a faculty or staff member on the student or student group's behalf. For student groups, please contact the appropriate office: Student Activities and Programs, Greek Affairs, or Club Sports.
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