Minor Distribution Lists
There are two types of minor lists: minor lists and minor lists in a department. Minor distribution lists contain the addresses for all students currently
declaring a given minor. Minor lists in a department contain the addresses of all students that have declared a minor associated with a department.
Who Can Use the Lists
No one can see the membership of the lists to ensure student privacy.
Each associated department maintains who can send to these lists. To
request access to send to the minor lists faculty, staff and student
organizations should contact the "owning" department for authorization.
The list used to authorize access follows the format "dept-discname
List- DL Senders" (Ex. dept-ENGL List - DL Senders). Individuals
that are a member of this list have the ability to send to the minor lists for
To request access to send to all UWSP minors lists, please contact the Office of the Registrar.
Note: Messages will be rejected if sent from an off-campus internet
address or unauthorized UWSP account.
Naming Conventions for Minor Lists
A distribution list name consists of the letters "min-" followed by the minor
name (examples provided in the table below).
Naming Conventions for Minor Lists in a Department
A distribution list name consists of the letters "mindept-" followed by the department name (examples provided in the table below).
Send a Message to a Minor Distribution List
If you are using UWSP's Exchange/Outlook client, choose the "Minor Name"
from the global address list.
- Create a new message
- Click the "To:" button and the "Select Names" dialog box will be
- Click the arrow key in the Address Book drop down and select the
appropriate minor address list. Alternatively, you can begin to type the
name of the minor distribution list in the "Search:" box and the system will
attempt to find the closest match to what you are typing.
- In the address display box that appears, select the minor you want to
send a message to.
- Press the "To ->" button.
If you do not have access to the UWSP address book from the mail system you
are using, address a message following the format shown in the
Internet Address column in the table below.
To send a message to all minors lists for a department:
Address the message to the master distribution list. This list
includes all minors for a department and follows the format mindept-deptartmentshortname
Availability & Accuracy
All distribution lists are automatically available in Microsoft Outlook. The
lists are updated nightly throughout the semester from data supplied by the Office of the Registrar.