Listserv and Distribution Lists

Also known as
Also known as: 
  • O365 Distribution Lists (DLs)
  • Mailing Lists

Distribution lists allow users to send email messages to a group of recipients via one email address. Lists are a common shared communication channel for departments and divisions. 

There are two primary types: Listservs and traditional distribution lists in Outlook Exchange.

Listserv Lists

These are ideal for medium- to large-sized email distributions (over 100 addresses). The list manager can use a web portal to manage the list and any subscribers, as well as other features. Members can opt out of a list if they wish (depending on the configuration). This service is best for large departments, or institution-wide emails, and can accommodate external email recipients.

O365 Distribution Lists

These lists are ideal for smaller groups of fewer than 100 email addresses. List management can be done within your Outlook desktop app or the by logging into your account at These lists are best used for internal email communication where many external subscribers are not needed. 

What's Included

  • Email distribution lists for groups or departments
  • Listserv: Up to 5MB attachments can be sent (customizable)
  • O365 DL: Up to 25MB attachments can be sent
  • Ability for list owners to manage recipient lists through Microsoft Outlook, O365 web application, or web portal (Listserv only) 

Cost and Fees

Provided at no additional charge.



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