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What's the Difference Between a Campus Distribution List and a Distribution List?

This article covers the way distribution lists are set up at CSUF as well as the differences between campus distribution lists, distribution lists, and contact groups.

What is a Campus Distribution List?

The Campus Distribution Lists are:

  • DL-Campus Employees
  • DL-All-Faculty
  • DL-All-Staff
  • DL-Full-Time Faculty
  • DL-Part-Time Faculty
  • DL-Full-Time Staff
  • DL-Part-Time Staff
  • DL-Management

The membership of and access to send to these campus distribution lists are managed by the Information Technology division.

For more help:

View the article on Campus DL Access Request to find out how to get access to send to the campus distribution lists.

View the article on sending emails to Campus DLs

View the article on sending emails to Campus DLs using an iPad

What is a Distribution List?

All other distribution lists are ones created by the Information Technology division that appear in the Global Address Book in Microsoft Outlook.

Typically the membership of and access to send to these distribution lists are managed by the owner of the distribution list. You can view the owner by opening the distribution list's entry in the Global Address Book. Contact the owner for information about being added to the distribution list or getting access to send to the distribution list.

For more help:

View the article on sending to a distribution list

View the article on managing members of a distribution list

What are contact groups?

Contact groups are like personal distribution lists that only exist in your personal email account. You find them under your People/Contacts folder in Microsoft Outlook. These differ from distribution lists in that YOU are the only person who can send emails to the contact group.

For more help:

View this Microsoft support article on creating contact groups

Need More Help?

Contact the IT Help Desk at [email protected] or 657-278-7777 for additional assistance.