Group Email Service Comparison

 

NYU Groups

NYU Email Direct

NYU Lists

NYU Email

Best suited for...

Client-created, ad hoc academic, administrative, or personal discussion groups and mailing lists for NYU and non-NYU recipients

Departmentally-
approved NYU email communications to segments of or the entire NYU community

Academic, administrative, or personal discussion and mailing lists that have received NYU approval

Targeted email or discussion for small groups (>20) of NYU and/or non-NYU recipients

Available for use by...

NYU community (including alumni)

NYU staff, faculty, or designees

NYU community

NYU community (including alumni)

Service automatically available (no account application required)

Yes

No

No

Yes

Suitable for mass email to entire NYU community (by approval)

No

Yes

Yes

No

Suitable for email to large, pre-defined segments of the NYU community (e.g., school or department) (by approval)

No

Yes

Yes

No

Ability to have NYU IT generate custom recipient lists based on current records

No

Yes

Yes

No

Suitable for private group discussions

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Suitable for public group discussions

Yes

No

Yes

No

Ability for group owners to create groups, self-manage membership, and adjust settings

Yes

No

Yes

No

Ability for owner and/or members to send messages without NYU administrative approval

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Subscribe/unsubscribe option

Yes

No

Yes

No

Reporting/analytics tools (e.g., message open and link click-through rates)

No

No

Yes

No

Option available for members/recipients to view threaded discussions

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Option for members to be able to view message archive

Yes

No

Yes

Yes
(If individual chooses to retain messages)

Group creation provides custom group email alias (format varies by service)

Yes

No

Yes

No

Ability to use an existing email alias as the From/To address

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Integrated with NYU Google Apps

Yes

No

No

Yes

Notes

   

In most cases, NYU IT now recommends the use of NYU Groups instead of NYU Lists.