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Friday, 16 September 2005

For the Maseeh College e-mail domains, theCAT supports mailman based mailing list servers. We have received numerous requests for setting up mailing lists. Here is our official policy regarding how we set up mailing lists and for whom.

The mailing lists served by the Maseeh College mailman servers fall into the following two categories.

Official Groups

These are usually requested by Maseeh College faculty or staff (or students or associates acting with the approval of Maseeh College faculty or staff). The contents are usually based on classes, research interests, professional societies, etc. Based on departmental chair or computer committee approval, we also can provide mailing lists for official student organizations.

There are really no restrictions on official mailing lists and the formats they take, although the CAT normally expects the requester to deal with administrative problems concerning list members (inappropriate posts, adhering to mailing list etiquette, addition and removal of members, etc).

Other Groups

These are mailing lists set up for anyone that doesn't meet the definition of "Official Groups". These could be for people outside the university, non-official student organizations or miscellaneous student interests. Mailing lists created for these groups (ie: Other) must adhere to the following restrictions:

  • No blatantly commercial material.
  • The volume be reasonably small. (No sun-managers sized mailing lists.)
  • The group must be moderated. (ie: It's not a free-for-all. All posts go to the moderator who posts out the ones that meet his/her criteria.)
  • All bounces on the list must be removed by the maintainer/moderator within 24-48 hours. (If this doesn't happen, the list will be suspended while we work with the moderator to decide what to do next.)
  • If the list becomes really popular and grows in size, the maintainer/ moderator must move it to another site. (ie: we can't keep it due to congestion it provides to our mail server) We will give the moderator some time (2-4 weeks) to find a home for the list.

It should be noted that mailing lists of the second category are a privilege based on available resources. If our mail servers start getting swamped, they (the non-official groups) will be the first ones considered for migration to someplace else.

Last Updated ( Friday, 30 September 2005 )

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