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Computer Science and campus email lists

Google Groups

In Google, groups serve both as mail lists and for giving permissions. Many of the standard department mail lists are handled via Google groups now, e.g., faculty, staff, and grads. These are system-wide groups that everyone can see, but it is also possible for users to make their own groups. For more information on Google Groups, see the Google Groups help article.

Office 365 Groups

The UNC Office 365 service also offers groups. These groups are a good choice for lists with Onyen members. This is also the preferred option when working with other Office 365 applications. For more information on Office 365 groups, please see this ITS help page.

Some frequently used lists in the department:

acct – Travel, accounting, and post award

adminstaff – Administrative staff

classes-only – Non-majors with Computer Science class accounts

computerservices – Full-time Computer Services employees

dfc – Departmental Facilities Committee, aka Facilities and Web Committee

facil-all – All Computer Services employees

faculty – Faculty whose main appointment is in this department and who have an office here

faculty-other – Adjunct faculty, retired faculty, and visiting faculty

fac-meeting – Faculty, faculty-other, postdocs, and staff with an interest in the faculty meetings

fac-meeting-minus-faculty – The same as fac-meeting, but without faculty. (This is used for forwarding mail that faculty already got to the rest of the fac-meeting list.)

er – External Relations staff

glabcomm – Graphics Lab Committee – graphics faculty

grads – Computer Science graduate students

help – Computer Services assistance

hr – Human resources and payroll

majors – Declared computer science undergraduate majors. Posting to this list is restricted, please contact the Chair if you want to post here.

resadmin – Research proposal submission and preaward

staff – All staff members

The “standard” naming convention for class mail lists is compNNN[-XXX] where NNN is the class number, and [-XXX] is the section number, if there are multiple sections.

For example,

comp051
comp410
comp790-005