Mailing lists can be sent using UCSF managed services or through a select number of popular third-party vendors.
They are used when you need to:
- Communicate a message to a large group
- Regularly send messages to the same group of recipients
- Facilitate a peer-to-peer discussion among a defined group of participants/ or on a particular topic or subject
UCSF managed systems
There are four methods for distributing messages to a large or pre-defined audience; a server-based distribution list, a listserv, a personal distribution list and a mail-merge. This table describes the features of these methods to allow you to determine which one will work best for you.
Global Address List
|Management User Interface||Web-based user interface||Web-based application||Client application, e.g. Outlook or Address Book||N/A|
|Restrict who can
|Secure Mail Service||Yes||No||Yes||Yes*|
*Allows access to the UCSF Secure Mail service when the email application uses the [email protected] SMTP to send outbound mail.