Mailing List Services
Two types of shared mailing lists are available to students, faculty, and staff: Lotus Notes Groups and Listservs.
Listservs are the traditional Internet mailing lists that have been around for years. They run on an LSoft Listserv Management Server available at listserv.american.edu. AU's listserv lists use the address format of firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lotus Notes Groups have the advantage of being easy to manage from within the Lotus Notes client, but listservs offer more security and distribution options. Listservs can also be archived. For large mailing lists, we recommend the traditional listserv. We do ask, however, that list owners not subscribe anyone without their permission. For e-mails that are to be sent to all students, faculty, or staff within a specific department, please contact the IT Help Desk for assistance.