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ITS offers several tools for email distribution list functionality.  Please review the chart below to see which is the best fit for your needs.

Distribution Groups
(Request form)

Dynamic Distribution Groups
(More information)

Microsoft 365 Groups
(More information)

Listserv Lists
(Request form)

Email distribution functionality(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Listed in GAL (Global Address List)(tick)(tick)
(Can be hidden)
Anyone in the GAL can view subscriber/membership list(tick)(error)(tick)(error)
File Storage (OneDrive for Business) space(error)(error)(tick)(error)
OneNote notebook(error)(error)(tick)(error)
Web Interface for viewing and responding to group messages(error)(error)(tick)


(If archives are enabled)

Archive of messages sent(error)(error)(tick)(tick)
Granular delivery management options(tick)(tick)(error)(tick)
Ability to include external users ( as list members(error)(error)(error)(tick)
Group membership managementBy Owners



By OwnersBy Owners

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