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There are three types of mailing lists:

Public Distribution List

A public distribution list has these features:

  • The list owner subscribes and unsubscribes members of the list.
  • Anyone can send a message to the list (called posting).
  • Messages sent to the list cannot be over 1mb in size.
  • There are no digest or index modes and no archiving options.

Public distribution lists are typically used for office or departmental e-mail addresses, such as it-support-center@iup.edu.

Refer to How to Request a Public Distribution List if you would like to request this type of mailing list.

Full Featured Open Mailing List

A full featured open mailing list has these features:

  • Anyone can subscribe and anyone can post.
  • The list owner can also subscribes and unsubscribe.
  • Many list features can be customized.
  • Archiving is available.

Refer to How to Request a Full Featured Open Mailing List if you would like to request this type of mailing list.

Full Featured Restricted Mailing List

A full featured restricted mailing list has these features:

  • The list owner moderates subscriptions.
  • Only subscribers can send/receive messages, and view the message archives.
  • Many list features can be customized.
  • Archiving is available.

Refer to How to Request a Full Featured Restricted Mailing List if you would like to request this type of mailing list.

Types of Mailing Lists
Information about the types of mailing lists available and how to make a request.
How to Request a Mailing List at IUP (employees only)
Steps to request any of the three types of mailing lists.  Only employees can request mailing lists.
Managing a Mailing List
Login to manage an existing mailing list or view the list archives.
How to Recover Disk Space for a Mailing List
Steps to take when you receive a disk space alert for your mailing list.
How to Update Mailing List Subscribers
Steps to add and remove e-mail addresses from a mailing list.
Common Mailing List Terms
Some common terms associated with mailing lists.
How to Redirect a Message to a Moderated Mailing List
An extra step is required of the owner of a moderated mailing list when a message is sent to the list. Learn how to approve the message for delivery to the list.
How to Create a Course Section E-mail List
How to setup a Course Section E-mail List, which enables instructors to send messages to all of the students in a particular section with one e-mail address.
 

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