Mailing Lists

Available To

Faculty and Staff

Service Overview

CSULB Mailing Lists allow faculty and staff to communicate to groups of people for various academic and administrative purposes, such as campus or college newsletters or as a moderated or unmoderated discussion group. The list size can range anywhere from a few students and faculty to hundreds or even thousands of campus community members.

  • Moderated List: emails to a moderated list are subject to approval by a moderator. Once approved, messages to a moderated list will be received by all list members. Owner adds subscribers; subscription requests are sent to the owner. Owners and moderators receive subscriber messages and determine whether they will be posted to the list; list subscription is available to those approved by a list owner.
  • Unmoderated List: emails to an unmoderated list are not subject to approval and will be received by all list members once sent. Owner adds subscribers; subscription requests are sent to the owner. Anyone can post messages directly to the list.
  • Discussion List: emails to a discussion list are not subject to approval and will be received by all list members. Subscription is available by owner invitation only.
  • Announcement List: the owner(s) and/or editor(s) of the list are the only people who are allowed to send messages to the subscribers. The communication flows one way – from the list owners to the list subscribers. This type of list is primarily used for newsletters, product announcements, and dissemination of information that does not require feedback from the subscriber.

Types of Mailing Lists

L-Soft LISTSERV

These lists can be created upon request by contacting your area Technical Coordinator to discuss the type of list that best suits your needs. These lists are best for:

  • Employees and/or departments to use for routine communications to a managed email contacts list that can include @csulb, @student, or non-CSULB email addresses.
  • Lists that are managed by the requestor or department staff or faculty
  • Limitations: these lists can have an unlimited number of email contacts

Microsoft Distribution Goups/Lists

  • Personally created lists are created by the user and within their own Microsoft Outlook account. These lists can only be used by the individual that has created them. 
    • Limitations: these lists can only contain up to 99 email addresses and can only contain @csulb and @student addresses.
  • Custom lists are created by the Division of IT upon request. These lists can be used by a designated group of employees.
    • Limitations: these list can only contain up to 500 email addresses and can only contain @csulb and @student addresses.

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Service ID: 30679
Created
Wed 9/26/18 4:57 PM
Modified
Fri 1/13/23 9:08 AM