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:
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.
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 “@iup.edu” 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 ihelp.iup.edu.
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.
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