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E-mail Distribution Lists Questions and Answers

In February 2011, we are transitioning to new e-mail distribution lists and LISTSERV lists. To coincide with the launch of the new communications model, the FACADM, FACSTAFF, and STAFF LISTSERV lists will be deactivated. More details, in the form of questions and answers, are below. Click on the questions to expand them and see the answers.

E-mail Distribution Lists

What is an e-mail distribution list?
What are the new e-mail distribution lists?
How do I subscribe to an e-mail distribution list?
How do I unsubscribe from an e-mail distribution list?
How do I send an e-mail to one of these e-mail distribution lists?
I want to send a message to everyone on campus, except for students, how do I do that?
Can I post to an e-mail distribution list of which I am not a member?
Is there a way for me to create my own e-mail distribution list?
Where can I post information about something that is not related to the academic or business needs of the Colleges (i.e. I have something for sale)?
Will the FACADM, FACSTAFF and STAFF LISTSERV lists be retired?
Why are we retiring the FACADM, FACSTAFF and STAFF LISTSERV lists?
What will happen if I accidentally send something to the FACADM, FACSTAFF AND STAFF LISTSERV lists once they are retired?

LISTERV Discussion Lists

What is a LISTSERV discussion list?
What are the new LISTSERV discussion lists?
What is the difference between an e-mail distribution list and a LISTSERV discussion list (forum)?
Do I need to subscribe to these LISTSERV discussion lists (forum)?
How do I unsubscribe from a LISTSERV discussion list?
I’ve unsubscribed from a LISTSERV discussion list but would like to re-subscribe. How do I do that?
I requested a subscription to a LISTSERV discussion list and received an e-mail that I must reply to the message to complete my subscription. What do I need to do?
Can I subscribe to a LISTSERV discussion list with a non-HWS e-mail account?
How do I begin a LISTSERV discussion?
Can I post to a LISTSERV discussion list of which I am not a member?
What if I only want to reply to the sender on a LISTSERV discussion list message?
What if I want to send a response to the entire membership of a LISTSERV discussion list message?
I am not a member of a LISTSERV discussion list, but think I need to be.
What is the role of the "owner"?
I want to create my own LISTSERV discussion list (forum), what are my options?

Other Questions

If I am a member of more than one LISTSERV discussion list (forum) or e-mail distribution list, will I get two copies of messages that are sent?
If I need to send a message to more than one list, do I need to send the message multiple times?
Are any of the student e-mail distribution lists affected by this new model?