Types of Mailing Lists

  • 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.

  • 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.
    Common Mailing List Terms
    Some common terms associated with mailing lists.
    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 Update Mailing List Subscribers
    Steps to add and remove e-mail addresses from a mailing list.
    How to Recover Disk Space for a Mailing List
    Steps to take when you receive a disk space alert for your mailing list.