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Active Directory

Active Directory (AD) Group

If you are simply looking for a simple bulk e-mail solution, you may not need the extra functionality (archives, subscription, etc) that LISTSERV provides. If you need a small, internal group communication list, you can request an Active Directory (AD) group.

  • An AD group will allow you to send to a group of UT users using a single ‘group_name@utk.edu’ address
  • No setup fee
  • To request an Active Directory group, contact the HelpDesk at 865-974-9900.

Microsoft 365 Groups

Groups in Microsoft 365 let you choose a set of people that you wish to collaborate with and easily set up a collection of resources for those people to share.  Microsoft 365 Groups include a shared inbox, calendar, and OneDrive for collaboration

  • Access your group through Outlook on the Web
  • Create the group and manage group permissions through Outlook on the Web

Watch the video about Microsoft 365 Groups

Learn more about Microsoft 365 Groups

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is an app to help you collaborate, communicate, and share files in a single area with a select group of people. Teams are more robust than Microsoft 365 Groups.

Download the Teams app to your phone and desktop for instant messaging, calling, video meetings, calendar access, and file sharing in real-time.

You can create new Teams or add Teams to your existing Microsoft 365 groups.

Learn more about Microsoft Teams

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LISTSERV

LISTSERV is a system that makes it possible to create, manage, and control electronic mailing lists on the UTK network or on the Internet.  A listserv may be used for sending individual announcements or for group discussion among subscribers.  Discussion can be archived for later viewing.

  • When a LISTSERV is public, it is listed in the email list at http://listserv.utk.edu. Public users can freely access the LISTSERV’s page and subscription options.
  • Private LISTSERV’s are used for internal lists that aren’t available via the public website. Use private LISTSERV’s when you want to set up your own subscription to the list.
  • LISTSERV’S can be moderated by assigned owners and moderators and be private or public.
  • Owners may approve and add subscribers or allow potential subscribers to join the list themselves.
  • Management tools, documentation, and archive access is available online for owners, moderators, and subscribers.
  • University faculty and staff are eligible to set up a LISTSERV. Contact the HelpDesk at 865-974-9900 for more information.

Learn more about creating and managing a LISTSERV