E-mail alias

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An e-mail alias (or e-mail list) is a special e-mail address used to send e-mail to a group of one or more e-mail addresses. An e-mail alias works by forwarding the group e-mail to each individual address.

Creating an Alias

  1. Click on the yellow user icon button on the Gustavus homepage (upper right hand corner).
  2. Supply your Gustavus credentials (e-mail username and password).
  3. Click on your image on the home page (upper right hand corner).
  4. Select Gustavus User Settings.
  1. Click Lists.
  2. Supply the name of your desired list in the window. The name can be anything, but is most often something descriptive of the group (i.e. chess-club). No spaces or special characters are allowed.
  3. Click Create List.
  4. After you have created your list - edit the list by clicking on the list name under Your e-mail lists.
  5. Under Recipients, add the email addresses of all those you wish on the list. If it is a Gustavus email address, you need only type their username (jdoe). If it is an email address from another domain, enter in the full address (jdoe@hotmail.com)..
  6. Adding Administrators. Administrative privileges allow other users to edit the list. Administrators must be Gustavus users.

Creating e-mail aliases in the method also creates a Google Group by the same name. The Google Group allows sharing of documents and calendars to the group name.


Some e-mail aliases (lists) are able to have the users unsubscribe themselves off of the list.

GusMail/Gmail users

In the message heading of the list you would like to be removed from, click the unsubscribe link. If available, this will prompt an email with instructions on confirming the unsubscribe.


Some larger, official Gustavus e-mail lists require advanced options, and use a different system called Mailman. If you believe you need such a list, please contact the Technology Helpline.

Gustavus Lists


Gustavus-L is an optional automated campus announcement and event list that pulls items from the College Calendar. It is distributed Monday through Saturday, with Sunday's announcements and events appearing on Saturday.

To subscribe please visit: Gustavus-L Information and Subscription.

Community-L, Students-L, Faculty-L, Employee-L, Administrator-L, Staff-L and TechAnnounce

These are lists managed and moderated by different departments on campus, and subscription to these lists is required based on your classification.

Messages to these lists must be approved by the list moderator. To send messages to these lists, please contact the managing department.

List Managing Department
Community-L Marketing and Communications
Students-L Dean of Students Office
Faculty-L Provost Office
Employee-L, Administrator-L, and Staff-L Marketing and Communications
TechAnnounce Technology Services

Course and Major e-mail aliases

A list of e-mail aliases for courses and majors is available at People Search (Gribly). After logging in, click Lists on the left side of the window. Enrollment in these lists is automatic and controlled by information from the Registrar's Office.

External links

Contact us

Please contact the Technology Helpline at 507-933-6111, stop by the Technology Services department in Olin Hall or complete our contact form.