A list can be used as a contact address that directs mail to one or more individuals who handle inquiries for a larger entity, or as a distribution list to communicate with a larger group. CUIT provides mailing lists and Google Groups/Collaborative Inboxes for Columbia departments and recognized clubs.
Simple Mailing Lists
Managed Mailing Lists
Managed mailing lists provide more features than simple lists, such as subscribe/unsubscribe functions, archiving, and moderation. Lists are run using the Mailman software package and owners can use a web page interface to do list management. The Listserv software packages is currently supported, but all lists will be moved to Mailman. Once CUIT creates a managed list for you, you will be able to manage a number of features yourself.
How to Create a Mailing List
To have a mailing list created, please send an email to email@example.com and include:
- type of list you need
- proposed name for the mailing list.
- clear purpose for the mailing list
- uni of the owner of the list