Campus list serves are email mailing lists. For example, a campus organization can set up a list serve for communication purposes within the organization. Let’s say the Poetry Club has a list called poetryclub. Mary, a member of the Poetry Club, wants to email the other members a new poem. Instead of entering individual email addresses, she simply sends the message to firstname.lastname@example.org. The same thing works for classes or other campus groups.
A list serve can be either public or private. The Poetry Club has a public list serve. All members can send messages to the entire list. A private list serve is a little different. Messages sent to a private list serve first go to the administrator of the list. The administrator must approve all messages.
A few important MSUM mailing lists include:
This server is our primary list server and contains the lists named above and other lists with information of interest to the general campus. This server is accessible on the web for easy interaction. Visit the List Serves page to subscribe or learn more about the lists.mnstate.edu server.
Faculty may create an automatic distribution list for their classes by following the instructions on the Create an Automatic Class Distribution List page.
If you are an organization leader and you would like to set up a list serve for your organization, please contact Information Technology at email@example.com.
For special requests regarding any list serve, please contact Information Technology at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about subscribing, unsubscribing, viewing lists, etc., see MSUM's List Serves page.