Service Detail

Distribution Lists

A distribution list is a public email address that automatically sends received messages to a collection of contacts. It allows you to create an address — say marketing@sandiego.edu — that you can list on the USD website that does not change as employees enter or leave the university. A message sent to this distribution list goes to all recipients listed in the distribution list.

At USD we do not have the ability to provide groups or organizations with their own email account and inbox, so distribution lists are utilized to provide e-mail distribution to a specific set of employees or student workers to satisfy an official University business purpose. Use of DL's also provides business continuity for the business purpose in the event of staffing changes. Only valid USD E-mail addresses can be supported.

Request a Distribution List

Available to

Staff Faculty

Requirements

Requested distribution lists must be unique, so any new lists must not have an address that has been used in the past. The primary contact of a distribution list must be a current staff or faculty member, but the distribution list can include student email addresses as well. All email addresses that will receive email from a distribution list must end in @sandiego.edu.

Data security restrictions

All email addresses that will receive email from a distribution list must end in @sandiego.edu.

Support

Please contact the ITS Help Desk at (619) 260-7900 or email help@sandiego.edu if you have any more questions about distribution lists.