Mailing List Comparison Chart


A mailing list is a collection of names and addresses used to send emails to multiple recipients. Emails sent to a mailing list are forwarded to the members (subscribers) of the list. There are three types of mailing lists available at WVU:

Review the chart below for detailed features of each type of list. To request a new LISTSERV List, or request support for an existing mailing list, visit the Mailing List Requests service page.


Features Outlook Personal Contact Group Office 365 Group LISTSERV List
Can include WVU faculty and staff (
Can include WVU students (
Can include HSC (
Assigned a WVU email address




Designated list owner(s)



Note: At least one list owner must have an email address ending in

Visible in Office 365 Global Address List
Open subscription option (users can unsubscribe)

Note: The owner manages members.



Archiving option
Moderated option (message approval)
Includes shared calendar
Includes file share repository
Users can create themselves
Attachments are supported
Maximum number of recipients 70 1,000 None



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