Mailing Lists at IUP

  • There are various types of mailing lists available. Review the general descriptions below to determine the list that best fits your needs.

    Additional information can be found on the links on the menu. If you have further questions, you can contact the IT Support Center by logging a ticket in ihelp or calling 724-357-4000.

    Public Distribution List

    A Public Distribution List is a mailing list that anyone can e-mail. The e-mail is distributed to the e-mail addresses that are subscribed to the list. Generally, this type of list is used for special functions where only a few people need to see the e-mail.

    The list owner manages the subscription of the list.

    Full Featured Mailing List

    A Full Featured Mailing List is a mailing list to be used when communication is needed for a larger group. E-mail is sent to the list and is distributed to each member that is subscribed to the list. The list owner can also manage the subscription of the list.

    There are two variations of this type of list:

    • Open Mailing List - Anyone can subscribe and anyone can post.
    • Restricted Mailing List - Only subscribers can send/receive messages and view the message archives.

    Course Section E-mail List

    Course Section E-mail Lists (CSEL) enable you to send messages to all of the students in a particular section with one e-mail address.

    There is no list maintenance on your part! The list(s) are automatically updated as students drop/add any course/section. A list of these members may be viewed in the “Instructor Only” folder in the Project Directory area for a course/section.

    You may choose from two types of list templates. The first template is Instructor Only, where the instructor is the only person who can send a message to the list. Replies to messages for this list template are directed to the sender of the message. The second template is Members Only, where messages can be sent to the list by the instructor or students in the course/section. In this case replies to messages from the list are sent to the entire list.

    1. Open your web browser and enter the following URL:  If a login box appears, enter “IUPMSD\” followed by your username, then enter your network password.
    2. You should now see the course section e-mail request form. The top portion of the screen explains when the list will be available and how the list will be named.
    3. In the section titled Request Form, you will need to enter the following:
      • Department Code: Code for your department. (e.g., ACCT)
      • Course Code: Code for the course you are requesting the list for. (e.g., 201)
      • Section Code: Code for the section you are requesting the list for. (e.g., 001)
      • Semester:  Select the semester from the drop-down list.
    4. Choose the List Template. You can select from two choices:
      1. Instructor Only: Posting only accepted from the instructor(s) for the course-section.  REPLY TO Responses directed to sender.
      2. Members Only: Posting only accepted from members of the list (instructor and students from the course/section). REPLY TO Responses directed to the entire list.
    5. Click the Submit button.
    6. Once you have submitted the request for a course section list, you will see a screen that indicates your request has been successfully completed.  If there are issues, you will need to correct the errors.  The most common is that you entered a course that you are not the instructor for.
    7. In approximately 24 hours you will receive an e-mail message that indicates your list has been created.

    Please Note: To use the course section e-mail name in an e-mail message, enter the full course section e-mail address along with “” in the To: field. Please see the example below.


    Please make sure to use your IUP e-mail account in order to send messages to the course section e-mail list.  

    If you have any problems making your request, please log a ticket at

    Role-Based E-mail Address (RBEA)

    A Role-Based E-mail address is an address through which e-mail can be centrally stored and reviewed. Access is granted by security setup within the owner account. E-mail is reviewed and sent via a folder configured within I-Mail. This folder can also be accessed by the Thunderbird e-mail client.

    Quick Links

    Listserv Login Page - log into owner account of Public Distribution or Full Featured Mailing list

    Mailing List Archives - log into Full Featured Mailing List Archive