Category: Information Technology
Responsible Office: Enterprise Infrastructure Services
Responsible Executive: J. Brice Bible, Vice President and Chief Information Officer (VPCIO)
Date Established: November 12, 2009
Date Revised: June 24, 2019
The Vice President and Chief Information Officer’s area provides the LISTSERV mailing list service for University-related communications.
A LISTSERV mailing list is created for one or more of the following purposes:
The university LISTSERV mailing list service is not a national mailing list service provider.
Any LISTSERV containing all students, all staff, or all faculty are required to be moderated. Moderating listservs prevents spoofed email or mistakenly composed email from going out to these large groups. For these reasons, moderating is recommended in general.
Violations of this policy will result in appropriate disciplinary measures in accordance with university policies, applicable collective bargaining agreements, and state and federal laws.
This policy applies to LISTSERV owners, editors, moderators, subscribers, and VPCIO area staff who provide support to the LISTSERV service.
A LISTSERV mailing list is based on a computer program called LISTSERV that allows individuals to create, manage, and control electronic mailing lists. Each list has a topic of interest. To avoid requiring everyone within a mailing group to maintain a separate alias or nickname for the group, the LISTSERV product maintains a single list of subscribers that everyone can use.
Director of Enterprise Infrastructure Services
305C Computing Center
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
Computing and Network Use Policy