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Lyris ListManager (Lyris) is being replaced with ExactTarget for sending mass email messages. Find updates about this transition on the ExactTarget service transition page.
If you'd like to discuss mass email at the University, a Google Group is available. This group is intended to serve the communications, technical and design staff who have a role in mass email. To join, visit the Mass Email Community of Practice Google Groups page. Note that this group also serves as a backup channel for communications to Lyris users in the event of an outage.
Limited information and resources for current Lyris users are still available on this site.
Before deciding on mass email as the choice for any communication, units are strongly encouraged to use:
If you choose to use mass email, you should have a clear understanding of the electronic communication needs of your own unit, as well as clearly defined roles for your communicators and support staff. Just as the presentation of your message is important in print communications and your web presence, it should be considered as important in your email. Consider these questions:
The answers to these questions can help you determine who in your unit will need to use a mass email tool.