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Email Lists Moving to Google Groups

In order to standardize and reduce the variability of email lists, Michigan Tech IT is transitioning all email lists to Google Groups.

With Google Groups you can:

  • Send a meeting invite to a group of people that will show up in their Google calendars
  • Share Google Docs out to Google Groups
  • If the membership of your Google Group changes, any file shares and meeting invites will update automatically.
  • Group administrators (list owners) will have easier web-based list management and Group members will have more subscription options (daily digest, abridged email, no email), all from one website: https://groups.google.com/a/mtu.edu/

In the coming weeks we will contact list owners directly when we are ready to transition their list(s) to Google Groups.

A little background on the switch:

Email lists at Michigan Tech are currently handled by one of three distinct list processing programs. By switching to Google Groups from our current programs (Sympa and MailMan), Michigan Tech users will have more functionality with their email lists, as well as eliminate the need for IT to manage multiple list programs.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the move to Google Groups, please contact IT Help at it-help@mtu.edu or 906-487-1111.