Purpose

UW Groups can be synchronized with UW Mailman lists so that membership can be managed via the UW Groups service and emailed via UW Mailman service.

This page describes how to request, configure, and use this Group/Mailman synchronization capability.

Features / Objectives

How to Request Group/Mailman Synchronization

To request synchronization between a UW Group and a UW Mailman list:

  1. Identify the UW Group you want to synchronize with your UW Mailman list. For example, the UW Group ID might be "uw_pottery_undergrads".

    You must be an administrator of the UW Group and be able to view its membership to be eligible to synchronize it with Mailman.

    You can use a UW Group that contains other groups as members, as long as you can view the effective membership of the group.

  2. Identify the UW Mailman list you want to synchronize with your UW Group. For example, "undergradpotters@uw.edu".

    You must be an administrator of the Mailman list to be eligible to synchronize it with your group.

  3. Email help@uw.edu to request a new Group/Mailman synchronization. Specify the UW Group ID and UW Mailman list.

    To: help@uw.edu
    Subject: New group/mailman sync
    
    Hi, please synchronize my "uw_pottery_undergrads" group with my "undergradpotters@uw.edu" list in UW Mailman.
    

    If you need to request a new UW Mailman list to synchronize with a group, you can add the synchronization request in the question/comment field in the Mailman List Request form.

  4. UW-IT will review and fulfill your Group/Mailman synchronization request.

How Synchronization Works / What Happens

Best Practices / Usage Notes