Sending Mail to Groups-Computing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Sending Mail to Groups

Depending on the type of account you have, G Suite, Exchange, Cyrus, different methods of sending mail to groups are available; details of each are included below.

Exchange, G Suite and Cyrus: Andrew Mailman

  • readers can join or cancel their "membership" to the list
  • provides a method of easily communicating with any group of people (as few as a dozen or as many as hundreds) who share a common interest
  • maintains the email addresses of the group
  • mailing lists are managed by list owners
  • list owners are responsible for configuring and maintaining the list

Exchange, G Suite and Cyrus: MassMail

  • used to send individual mail messages to greater than one hundred users. This is in contrast to dlists (described below) which are used to send mail to smaller groups used in conjunction with mail merge programs to generate formatted mass mailings to groups of users

Exchange Only: Exchange Contact and Distribution Groups

  • contacts groups stored in your personal Outlook Contacts or the Contacts folder of a shared mailbox
  • distribution groups stored on the Exchange server, displayed in global address book
  • can be used to schedule a static group of people for recurring meetings