An email list, or mailing list, is a group of e-mail addresses identified by a single address of the form 'firstname.lastname@example.org', for example. When an e-mail message is sent to the mailing list address, it is automatically forwarded to all the email addresses in the list. Using mailing lists offers an efficient way of reaching multiple associated users with one single email.
Sending email to a mailing list is no different to sending email to an individual. Every list has a unique email address which is used for the correspondence. To the person sending the email to the list it is not important how many members their are on the list or what their particular email addresses are, the user simply sends one message and the email server sends each member of the mailing list a copy of the message and any attachments.
College mailing lists
A number of internal College mailing lists are maintained by IS Services. These departmental, course, class and tutorial chamber mailing lists are based on the Student Records system and are updated on a regular basis. It is not possible for individual staff or students of College to request removal from these lists. These mailing lists are a resource for all College staff and students. They should be used appropriately to communicate with colleagues on College related issues. For further information please see our page on College mailing lists.
Please note that when sending to a College mailing list you must send the mail message from your '@tcd.ie' account. Emails sent from 'cs.tcd.ie' or 'maths.tcd.ie' accounts won't be processed by the mailing list server.
Private mailing lists
College staff may create private mailing lists to facilitate their work as a member of staff of Trinity College. For further information please see our page on Private mailing lists.