Email Distribution Services

Email distribution services are generally-web-based services designed to deliver email quickly and efficiently to large numbers of recipients. These services allow list administrators/owners to easily distribute messages and send out announcements to their whole community as well as communicate with specific segments of that community. These services also provide various tools and options for customizing how individual lists behave, including who can send messages to the list and how people can join it.

MSU Denver utilizes multiple email distribution services, but the two most widely used are Office 365 Distribution Groups and Lyris List Manager.

Common Lists

Certain lists, such as all-students and all-faculty, are automatically created and updated based on information in the Banner database. Please read What is Lyris List Manager? for information on these lists.

Office 365 Distribution Groups

Office 365 Distribution Groups are a component of MSU Denver's Microsoft Office 365 environment. They are managed through the Outlook Web App, accessed at

Please see the instructions provided below for information about creating and using Office 365 Distribution Groups.

What are Office 365 Distribution Groups?

How do I create an Office 365 Distribution Group?

How do I manage an Office 365 Distribution Group?

Lyris List Manager

Lyris List Manager is a Internet application used to distribute messages and announcements. You can access Lyris List Manager at

Please see the instructions provided below for information about using Lyris List Manager.

What is Lyris List Manager? (Contains PDF guides).

How do I reset my Lyris password?

How do I contact a Lyris list administrator?

How do I join a Lyris list?

How do I leave a Lyris list?

How do I post to a Lyris list via email?

How do I disable receiving an email copy of an email sent to a Lyris list?

Help & Support

For more information or help with this service submit a Lyris List Distribution Service Request


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