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ITS offers several solutions 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)

Office 365 Groups
(More information)

Listserv Lists
(Request form)

Email distribution functionality(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Listed in GAL (Global Address List)(tick)(tick)(tick)(error)
Anyone in the GAL can view subscriber/membership list(tick)(error)(tick)(error)
Calendar(error)(error)(tick)(error)
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)

(tick)

(If archives are enabled)

Granular delivery management options(tick)(tick)(error)(tick)
Ability to include external users (non-albany.edu) as list members(error)(error)(error)(tick)
Group membership managementBy Owners

Automatic

(criteria-based)

By OwnersBy Owners



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