About IU's policy on mass email

The University Information Policy Office (UIPO) at Indiana University distinguishes between mass mailings (typically used for administrative purposes) and the use of email for interpersonal communication. Mass mailings are regulated, but as a vehicle for the free expression and exchange of ideas, personal conversations are not.

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Regardless of the purpose, if you are considering mass mailing, be sensitive to the fact that IU community members may not wish to receive unsolicited email that has nothing to do with their duties or mission at IU. The volume of spam is such that there simply isn't time to deal with unnecessary email from IU senders as well.

You should use targeted methods to reach those who have a particular need to receive your communications (for example, IU List mailing lists, Salesforce, requests for information from your website), rather than using mass methods that may reach people who have nothing to do with your office or have no interest in your service.

Important:
As a guideline, IU List mailing lists should have no more than 30,000 subscribers; also, the more active the list, the lower the number of subscribers should be. To ensure mail delivery, the IU List system administrator may throttle any list that causes excessive load on the mail relays. If you need to send communications to more than 30,000 people, you may want to consider using Salesforce instead.

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