Library IT maintains several internal mailing lists to facilitate communication among Library employees:
Send an email to email@example.com, everyone on the listserv will receive your message.
If you have questions about an existing mailing list or want to be added to or removed from a listserv, please contact the list owner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please log a work request if additional listservs are needed for library groups, and include the following information in your request:
Listserv members can log in the University of Illinois Mailing Lists web interface to manage subscriptions. Using your U of I email address and Active Directory password to log in. On the left, you'll see a list of mailing lists that you have subscribed to. Click on a mailing list name to go to its home page.
By default you'll receive an email as soon as it's delivered to the listserv. Click " Subscriber Options" in the left pane, then click " Receiving mode" drop-down menu and select how you want to receive these emails. For example, instead of receiving individual messages, you can choose to receive batched messages in a digest, or if you'll be on leave for a period of time, you can choose not to receive any email until you come back. Click the " Help" button next to the " Receiving mode" field to see explanations for available options.
Messages sent to a mailing list are archived and available online through the mailing list web interface. To access a list archive, click " Archive" in the left pane. You can read messages in chronological order or search for a specific message.
In some cases, it may be preferable to set up an email alias for a group rather than creating a listserv.
Listservs, or mailing list, is commonly used to facilitate discussion among the members of large groups. Each listserv has an owner who monitors the list and manages subscriptions to the list. The content of a Library listserv can be archived for one year.
Email Alias, or distribution list, may be effective for a small group. All emails addressed to the alias are delivered to each of the individual email accounts associated with the alias. There is no owner for a group email alias. There is no archive.