Exchange Distribution Lists and ListServ mailing lists are the most common ways for mass email communication. They both allow for the distribution of messages among a group and can send to more than 500 email addresses. However, there are some distinct differences. Please review the differences in the table below to help you determine which type of list best meets your needs.
Exchange Distribution lists are best used for sending information to groups where the list membership does not change that often. Exchange Distribution Lists are limited to only users inside UHD.
ListServ mailing lists let you configure the lists to your needs and can be configured to any size group. ListServ allows you to send to both internal and external users.
|Main Features||ListServ||Exchange Distribution List||Personal Contact Group|
|Can be created by user||No-must contact IT||No-must contact IT||Yes|
|Messages Can be moderated||Yes||Yes||N/A|
|Users can unsubscribe on their own||Yes||No||N/A|
|Subscription can be moderated||Yes||No||N/A|
|Send to more than 500 recipients||Yes||Yes||No|
|Can contain external email addresses||Yes||No||Yes|
|Add/Remove individual users by owner||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Allow multiple owners||Yes||Yes||No|
|Upload bulk email list by owner||Yes||No-must contact IT||Yes|