WiscList - What is WiscList?

WiscList is a free email distribution list service available to UW-Madison faculty, staff, and registered student organizations. It is self-serviced and administered using a powerful, secure, and easy-to-use web interface. These lists allow the sending of emails to many people by addressing the email to a single '@lists.wisc.edu' address. For more information, please visit the official WiscList Service website.

Overview of Services

WiscList offers specialized services in addition to its general, widely-used listserv service:


The standard WiscList service allows users to communicate with recipients of their choosing. It is accessible, feature-rich, and available for anyone to use.

WiscList Custom

WiscList Custom helps users generate mailing lists that are automatically populated with members of a requested demographic.

Mass Email

Mass Email is a single-use mass emailing service that provides a mechanism to distribute University- or education-related messages to an audience comprised of UW-Madison students, faculty, and staff.


AdvisorList is an automated system that allows Advisors to personalize multiple email distribution lists based upon their Advisees and Advisee criteria, such as Term, Class, Academic Plan, and Cumulative GPA.

Choose the Best Service for You

Mass Email

Mass Email differs from other WiscList services in that it is intended for one-time use and is completely hands-off. You simply tell us who you want to send to and we take care of the rest. If you need to contact a highly customizable population and you don't intend to send mailings to the same group on a regular basis, Mass Email is the service for you.

List Services

With the exception of Mass Email, WiscList services are free to use and offer a range of customization options. The decision tree below can help guide you through the available options. Contact wisclist@doit.wisc.edu for further assistance.

Who is your target audience?

On Campus

Should your list be updated automatically?

Is there a specific subset of students, faculty, or staff you're trying to reach?

Service Comparison

Use this table to understand the different service options that WiscList offers.

  Feature WiscList WiscList Custom Advisorlist Mass Email
  Self-service interface
  Schedule meetings and events with list members
  Send content-rich HTML messages
  Throttle and schedule list
  Open tracking
  Link click-through tracking
  Customized delivery reports
  Import/Export membership
  Option to supply your own data
  Message moderation
  Data-driven populations
  Automatically updated membership
  24/7 availability
  Supported by DoIT Help Desk
  Request form required

Keywords:WiscList overview cost service   Doc ID:5502
Owner:Josh O.Group:WiscList
Created:2007-03-06 18:00 CSTUpdated:2020-11-09 08:07 CST
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