Information Technology maintains many email lists (a.k.a. “listservs”) for use by Mercer faculty, staff, and students. The purpose of listservs is to facilitate the dissemination of information to specific, targeted members the Mercer community.
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You can send email messages to a listserv by addressing them to firstname.lastname@example.org (replacing “listname” with the listserv name, such as TestList-L). Character case (upper/lower) does not matter in the listserv mailing process. It is used here for readability purposes only. Note that some listservs restrict contributors to certain individuals or certain email addresses (such as @mercer.edu). Review contribution restrictions in each of the listserv descriptions below.
Faculty and students use class listservs to communicate information about a particular class, group, or project. Class listservs are automatically generated based on course enrollment in the Student Information System. The instructing faculty member's Mercer email address and the students' Mercer email addresses will be used to create these lists. The lists will be updated daily using the current course enrollment; as students are added to or removed from class rosters, the lists will be updated accordingly.
The listservs are automatically named by the following pattern: Course ID, Section, Year (two digits), Semester, Location, Session followed by @lists.mercer.edu. For example, Spring 2011 Macon campus lists for ANT 390.2TM, ACC 641.A21, and BIE700.S02 are ANT3902TM11SPMCN00, ACC641A2111SPMCN00, and BIE700S0211SPMCN00, respectively.
To send a message to your class, address the message to email@example.com, replacing “listname” with the actual name of the list (e.g., ACC641A2111SPMCN00@mercer.edu). Only those people subscribed to the list will be allowed to send messages to it. No subscriptions from non-Mercer email accounts will be allowed.To create additional class listservs, contact the Mercer IT Help Desk.