The email administrators can create a mailing list if the following criteria are met.
- The list is requested by a professor for an academic department or class.
- The list is for a staff group.
To request a mailing list please send an email to email@example.com . In the email request include the following information
- What should the address of the list be? (ex: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Who is the contact for the mailing list? The contact’s information will be listed at the bottom of every message sent out to the list.
Many of the existing mailing lists on campus are open for Wheaton users to subscribe themselves and the process is easy. If a mailing list allows self-subscribing you can send a blank email to the address
For example, if the list address is email@example.com, you would send a blank email message to firstname.lastname@example.org from your Wheaton College email address. Follow the instructions to complete the process.
Individuals must subscribe themselves to the mailing lists that allow it, we will not mass import email addresses into a mailing list for you.
One last note, if you are the administrator of a mailing list and you want an outside email address subscribed to the list, have that person (ex: email@example.com) send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you to see if its okay. We will manually add the outside email address to the mailing list since we block the auto-subscribe feature from outside addresses to protect ourselves from spammers.
Mailing lists will be reviewed periodically. If a list becomes idle for more than a year it will be removed.