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Policy Update: Guidelines for Announcements

UMD provides several large email lists for broadcasting messages to the campus, including the most commonly used, Email lists with large subscription have the potential to inconvenience a large number of people when they are misused. Please review and use these guidelines to help reduce inconvenience and annoyance.

Common errors in using large email lists include:

  • Sending the same message too many times.
  • Fundraising without approval.
  • Announcing personal sales, requests for assistance, or dissemination of personal opinion.
  • Making a group reply to the entire list.

Help us minimize the amount of unwanted email by following these guidelines.