Mailing lists allow a single message to be sent to many users at the same time. Mailing lists are also useful when messages are delivered to external recipients. By default, only list members can send messages to the list, but this setting can be changed by the list owner. Lists.tuni.fi mailing lists also have the option of archiving messages and daily message summaries.
Staff and students at Tampere Universities can request the creation of a new mailing list. The new mailing list must somehow be connected to our higher education community.
Creating a mailing list
Send an email to the IT Helpdesk to request the creation of a new mailing list.
The standard format of the email address is @lists.tuni.fi. When you contact the IT Helpdesk, state your preferred name for your mailing list. The IT Helpdesk will accommodate your request if possible.
What to include in your request
When you request a new mailing list, you must provide the following information:
- (preferred) address of the mailing list
- list administrator (a member of the Tampere higher education community; usually the person who requested the creation of the list)
These are the only settings that can be specified before the mailing list is handed over to the mailing list administrator.
Using the mailing list
The list administrator will receive an email message after the mailing list has been created. This message will include the administrator password and the address of a web interface. The list administrator will be responsible for managing the mailing list (such as adding and deleting members and adjusting list settings) through the web interface. If list administrators are added or changed, at least one of them has to be a member of the Tampere higher education community.