This page contains guidelines and policies for list owners to control spam on their mailing lists.
List owners are expected to manage their lists and make a reasonable attempt to prevent their lists from being used by for off-topic postings or solicitations.
To help with spam control, here are some of the tools that list owners have access to.
Blocklist's allow you to selectively exclude individual users or domains from posting to your list.
These settings are the same for each list type. Here are the additional Blocklist syntax rules:
Privileged list can owners can define who can the review the subscribers of a mail list. We suggest using the ‘Privileges’ settings to assign access.
If a list owner is negligent in maintaining his or her list, Technology Services has the authority to shut down the list.
Unwanted mail ("spam") is defined in fairly broad terms. Basically, it means any message that meets (but is not limited to) the following criteria:
When you are unsure if your message would be considered spam, email the Tech Services Help Desk with a copy of the message and a description of your intended target audience.
If your list appears to be receiving spam, please forward a copy of the offending messages to: firstname.lastname@example.org, to have the messages reviewed and possibly have the campus filters updated to restrict this correspondence: Email, Spam Control, How to report a spam or phishing email