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 3 Active lists will be migrated from the legacy tool to O365. Mailinglists can be used in their current state, but cannot be changed. www.wpi.edu/+mailinglist will be retired. By August 3, mailinglist management will be available through O365 Groups. July 25 - August 2 Potential for intermittent mailinglist disruption. See Action Needed.

Action Needed

Through August 1, continue to send messages via mailinglists, but do not create, update, or delete. August 2-3, senders may receive a bounce and need to resend after the list has been transitioned. Recipients may not receive messages while the list is being transitioned. Beginning August 3, owners and members can access Groups using Office 365 via portal.office.com or Outlook desktop client.

Details

By August 3: Distribution groups will be used for data-generated mailinglists. Groups will be used for other mailinglists containing internal and/or external (non-WPI) recipient addresses.