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BCPost (mailing lists/listserv)

BCPost is Boston College's mailing list service. A mailing list, also known as a listserv, is an email-based discussion group that allows members to send an email message to a group of people using a single address. When you post (send) an email to a listserv, your email is sent to all of the other people on that listserv. A listserv can be restricted, which means that only people approved by the list owner can join the list. A listserv can also be monitored, which means that all posts to the list must be approved by the list owner before being posted to the entire list. Learn more about BCPost.

Campus Groups

Campus Groups can be used to define a group of people that is available for emailing and for access control. Access control can include filesharing via MyFiles@bc, web-based collaboration, and website security. If you are a student or instructor, Campus Groups auto-generates Course and Advisee Address Groups for you. Learn more about Campus Groups.

Campus Groups are a good option if you need to use the group for functions other than just email. However, Campus Groups do not have all the functionality of listservs, e.g. postings cannot be restricted and/or moderated.

Group Email Accounts

As of June 2, 2014, no changes to existing group email accounts will be made (with the exception of password changes) and no new group email accounts will be created as interactive accounts. Instead, you can create a Google Group and use it as a collaborative inbox.

All existing group email accounts (ex. were moved to Gmail on June 16, 2014. Learn more about the move to Gmail.

Learn how to use Google Groups as a collaborative inbox (includes how to set up a new Google Group to use as a collaborative inbox or to add collaborative inbox features to an existing Google Group).