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 address.
Unable to add non-UT members
No setup fee
To request an Active Directory group, contact the HelpDesk at (865) 974-9900.
LISTSERV is a system that makes it possible to create, manage, and control electronic mailing lists on the UTK network or on the Internet.
While LISTSERV use is free, there is a $50 fee to set up your LISTSERV.
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.
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
Office 365 Groups
Groups in Office 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. Office 365 Groups include a shared inbox, calendar, and OneDrive for collaboration