Email List Services
Email discussion and distribution lists are a popular way to communicate with a group of people who share a common interest. Subscribe to a list or create your own and receive all messages sent to the list, adding your own thoughts when you like.
Mailing lists are collections of email addresses that can be used for announcements, group discussion, course communication, or as a distribution list. Lists may be public or private.
- Discussion lists can be open to anyone with an email address or limited to certain users, at the list owner's discretion.
- Exchange Distribution lists are limited to members of the University email system.
LISTSERV Email List Management maintains discussion lists that can include University and non-University participants. Anyone may request a new list by completing the MU Discussion List Request Form. Subscribe to a list or create your own and receive all messages sent to the list, adding your own thoughts when you like.
Exchange Distribution Lists
Use a distribution list for University purposes like class discussion, departmental communication, or mass email.
- A simple Exchange Distribution list is owned and maintained by an individual. The list owner adds and deletes members as appropriate. Instructions for creating and maintaining Exchange Distribution Lists are available from Online Tech Support at help.missouri.edu.
- Custom Exchange Distribution Lists are used when you need a larger, targeted audience. In general you will have a custom distribution list created in conjunction with a mass email request. There are times when you may need a custom distribution list created and maintained. The Division of IT makes that service available for a fee.
LISTSERV Discussion List - No charge. A LISTSERV is created and maintained by an individual list owner and may contain University and non-University email addresses.
Exchange Distribution List - No charge. This list is created and maintained by an individual list owner.
Custom Exchange Distribution List - Created by Accounts Management in the Division of IT. Populating the list is $75/hour with a 1/2 hour minimum ($37.50).
List Maintenance - Permanent distribution lists are typically owned and maintained by a departmental IT Pro or other department representative. Additional assistance from the Division of IT is available on a fee for service basis.
- UM System
LISTSERV Discussion Lists - Instructions for creating, subscribing and unsubscribing from a discussion list are available from Online Tech Support at help.missouri.edu.
Individual Exchange Distribution Lists - Instructions for creating and maintaining individual Exchange Distribution Lists are available from Online Tech Support at help.missouri.edu.
Custom Exchange Distribution Lists - The Division of IT will create custom distribution lists for University departments for a fee.
For additional assistance, contact Tech Support at 573.882.5000.