Campus Mailing Lists

Campus Mailing Lists

About this service

Provided By

Other names for this service

Mailing List Server, Sympa

Service documentation

Why to use this service

The Campus Mailing Lists Service provides an easy way to communicate to a group of people with a common interest,


Each mailing list has a web and email interface, a web archive, a shared document space and each list owner has full administrative control over the configuration of their list.

Getting and using this service

Who can use this service

Undergraduate students
Graduate/Professional Students
Diploma Recipient (eduSource graduated)
Other campuses

How to get this service


No charge.

How to use this service

Email and web interface.

Quotas and usage restrictions


  • Total message size is 10MB (headers, message, and attachments). 
  • Archived messages are retained for one year. 

Usage Restrictions:

  • New lists can only be requested by U of I Faculty, Staff, GRAs and Student Officers of RSOs
  • University approved activities.

Sensitive data considerations

None listed.

Hours and support

Standard service hours

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Scheduled maintenance hours

Wednesday mornings between 7am and 9am, only as needed.

Staffed support hours

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

How to report issues

Contact the Technology Services Help Desk by phone (217-244-7000) or by email (