A mailing list is a named email distribution list that allows all members of the list to efficiently communicate via email. The list manager software, Sympa, distributes posted/moderated messages to all of the subscribers. The Sympa offers an array of options to managers of a list(s). Mailing list managers can be Bard faculty, staff, and students, OR non-Bard users.
Create a Mailing List
To create a mailing list, please email email@example.com with a preferred list name such as firstname.lastname@example.org, as well as a brief description indicating what the list will be used for. You will be contacted by the Helpdesk once the list has been created.
How do I add/remove subscribers to/from a mailing list?
Login to Bard Mailing lists (Sympa) Find the mailing list and click on the name to view the settings In the Settings Menu, click "Admin" In the Admin area, click the "Manage Subscribers" link.
In the Manage Subscribers window you can subscribe people to the list. • To add a single person, enter their email address in the field under the Add Subscribers section and click on the [Add] button. • To add several people, click on the Multiple add button. To add a name to the subscriber, locate and click on the email address after it is added to the list. Type the subscriber’s name in the box provided and click Update.
How do I add/remove owners or moderators to/from a mailing list?
Login to Bard Mailing lists (Sympa):
In the Edit List Config window, scroll down to the Owner section. For each owner, enter an email address and a name. You can also enter additional information in the Private information input box (phone number, function, etc.); this information will only be accessible by list masters and list owners with a “privileged” profile. To add a moderator, repeat the above steps, but scroll down to the Moderator section.
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