Mailing List Types and Tips

Mississippi State University has several types of mailing/distribution lists available. See more information below.


General Mailing/Distribution Lists


Sympa Mailing Lists - External and internal (MSU) users

Exchange/Microsoft Distribution List/Group

Banner Mailing Lists

  • List is created for a limited population as designated from a Banner designation, types include DDD, undergrad, @majors, etc.
  • Specific people need to be requested to send to these lists, and they cannot be grouped via a general mailing distribution list (Sympa).
  • All list changes must be done by ITS.
  • To request a new list, submit a Request a new Mailing List service and choose Banner as the type.

Class Email Lists

  • List created for emailing the students in a specific course.
  • These are created by the instructor of record via myBanner for Faculty.
  • Creation takes overnight, up to 24 hours. Changes also take overnight to process.
  • The default email address to send from is your To send from an alias, please add additional email addresses with permission to send and receive.
  • List management is done via the myBanner for Faculty tab in Banner, by clicking Class Email Lists under the Class Management heading. If you don't have the myBanner for Faculty tab, please submit a myBanner Access Request eForm at, choosing "3. Instructor/Faculty" as the user type on the form.
  • To request a new class email list, follow the steps in the Creating a Class Email List in Banner article.
  • NOTE: You can also send emails to a class roster in Canvas. See the Canvas: Instructor Guides - Conversations (Course Email) article for more information.
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