Class mailing lists are a specific type of mailing list with restricted options used on our campus. They are used by professors to send an email to all students registered for any given class; this functionality is also available through Blackboard Learn. Automated processes on the mailing list server update the email addresses for each list to match the current class roster information. This means that a professor needs to remember only one email address for communicating with their students, as opposed to needing to update their personal address books with the address for each individual student. Professors teaching in any department can use these mailing lists.

All class mailing lists are opt-in, and are not automatically created for every class. Instructions on how to opt-in for your class can be found on this class mailing list tip sheet.

The address to send messages to will use this format:

semester-class-section-l@lists.valpo.edu (ex. 2014fa-mus101-a@lists.valpo.edu)

We use a system called Mailman for managing these opt-in class mailing lists, which is a web-based email distribution list manager.

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