Mailinglist Management Transition

Mailinglist changes cannot be made during the transition

Why

As we work to improve IT Services, the Mailinglist Management tool will be replaced with a more modern tool which offers enhanced collaboration capability. We will be migrating to Office 365 (O365) for list management and collaboration. The tool previously used for mailinglist management, www.wpi.edu/+mailinglist, will be retired on July 9, 2018.

List owners were previously notified of this change and requested to make changes by July 6.

Impact

July 9 - August 1

  • Active lists will be migrated from the legacy tool to O365. Mailinglists can be used in their current state, but changes cannot be made.
  • www.wpi.edu/+mailinglist will be retired.
  • By August 1, mailinglist management will be available. Requests for new lists will be processed by the ITS Service Desk

July 23- August 1

  • Potential for intermittent mailinglist disruption.

Action Needed

  • Through July 23, continue to send messages via mailinglists, but do not create, update, or delete.
  • By August 1, access mailinglists using Office 365 at portal.office.com.

Details

By August 1:

  • Distribution lists will be used for mailinglists with only internal (WPI) recipient addresses.
  • Groups will be used for mailinglists containing external (non-WPI) recipient addresses.


Timeline

End: 1 August 2018, 8:00 AM

Posted: 9 July 2018, 4:30 PM

Start: 9 July 2018, 1:00 PM

Status

In Progress


Timing

From

Monday

9 July 2018

1:00 PM

To

Wednesday

1 August 2018

8:00 AM

Posted

9 July 2018, 4:30 PM