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Email Accounts for Groups and Projects

Do you need an email address or account for your group or project? This page explains the options.

There are two main options for a group/project email address:

  1. create a Sympa email list.
  2. create a uConnect shared mailbox.

 

The following table explains the differences between these options:

Sympa Email ListuConnect Shared Mailbox
Cost Free Minimum $2/month, depending on mailbox size. (more information)
How it works When an email is sent to the list address, it will be delivered to all subscribers to the list. Email to the list can optionally be archived on the Sympa website (public or private). When an email is sent to the shared mailbox address, it will be stored in the mailbox. All users with access to the mailbox can see email sent to the associated address, email sent from the address, and mail stored in any folders associated with the mailbox.
Good For

Distributing email to a group of people, e.g., an announcement or discussion list.

Serving as a contact address for a group or project when only one person will be responding.

Serving as a contact address for a group or project when more than one person will be responding.

Ensuring that all mail related to the group or project, including mail sent from the account or sorted into folders, is available to everyone who has access to the mailbox.

Bad For Situations where multiple need to to see both incoming mail, sent mail, and mail in folders.

Situations where lots of people (more than 2-3) need to see email sent to the mailbox address.

Situations where the people who need to the email sent to the mailbox address change frequently or need to be able to self-subscribe.

Get Started Any UC Davis affiliate can request a new Sympa email list (or manage an existing list if you are an owner) at http://sympa.ucdavis.edu/ Please submit a ticket to DSS IT.