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Email Lists Upgrade Complete - Fri., 2/26

February 26, 2021

The upgrade to Google Groups is complete and campus email lists are now available at We recommend that list managers:

Access Email Lists

  • Log in with and password (or subsidiary account information) at and make sure the lists they manage appear under My Groups. If anything is missing, contact
  • To request a new list or delete an existing list, go to SPIRE > IT Accounts > Email List Request & View

Review List Settings

Some list settings may have been reset during the upgrade. In the row corresponding to a list, list managers can click the Group settings icon (far right) to access and modify list preferences, such as posting policies or message delivery settings. 

Use our Google Groups: Post-Upgrade Checklist for List Managers to get started.  

  • Review and update the privacy settings for each of your lists. Click a list name, then About at left for a summary of current privacy settings. 
  • Check moderation and posting settings for individual list members as these settings may need to be updated. 
  • Add a subject prefix to messages posted to your list(s). 
  • And more...

Questions? Please contact IT User Services at or 413-545-9400. More ways to get IT help

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Starting today, February 23, UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) is upgrading UMass Amherst email lists (a.k.a. listservs) to Google Groups. 

  • Current lists that meet the upgrade criteria will be automatically upgraded. List owners do not need to recreate existing lists in SPIRE. 
  • List email addresses are not changing. Continue to use the same list email addresses after the upgrade to Google Groups.
  • List moderation is available this week, meaning list owners can approve, defer, or reject messages as needed during the upgrade.
  • List management is available, but changes made after February 22 may not be moved to Google Groups: adding/deleting members or any other changes you make to your lists during the upgrade may not be reflected in Google Groups.

Questions? Please contact IT User Services at or 413-545-9400. More ways to get IT help