Learn how to generate, subscribe to and manage electronic
mailing lists (listservs) for groups at UB. Find out how to create
email aliases for UB organizations.
Listserv is a commercial mailing system that allows you to subscribe to, create, manage and control electronic mailing lists at UB.
Each member that is subscribed to a particular mailing list receives a copy of every message sent to that list via email.
Mailing Lists are email-based and can function as announcement
platforms, moderated lists or discussions lists.
From the Listserv Web Interface, you can:
A UBmail alias is a virtual email address that points to actual email address(es).
Emails sent to a UBmail alias (for instance, UBfirstname.lastname@example.org) are automatically redirected to the inboxes of the email addresses that are members of the UBmail alias.
Faculty and Staff may request a UBmail alias to use for conducting university business.
Departments often post aliases as customer service email contacts in order to avoid posting an employee’s personal email address. This keeps the "public" email address from changing whenever individuals change their employment responsibilities.
Since UBmail aliases can point to multiple email addresses, multiple individuals can receive the same emails without using a mailing list (listserv).
Names for UBmail aliases cannot conflict with a UBITName. CIT recommends that a UBmail alias name:
UBmail alias requests (both new UBmail aliases and updates)
should be made by using the Request UBmail Alias link, below.