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Bulkmail - Tips and Tricks
This article explains some tips and tricks for using the Bulkmail Service.
Don't click too fast - Bulkmail's Web interface does a lot of behind-the-scenes work to sync lists of up to 40,000 users and that takes time. Clicking around the interface can lock things up. After you create a list, wait about 10 seconds before adding other subscribers.
Bulkmail lists only allow the primary email address of their creator to send to them. You must send to a Bulkmail list as your firstname.lastname@example.org address and not one of your aliases or another person's address. Other users cannot send to your Bulkmail lists for the same reason.
To protect Bulkmail from Spammers, you must access it from an on-campus computer or via the VPN from home. We recommend using Outlook to send messages to Bulkmail.
Bulkmail defaults to imposing a message size limit of 100KB. Please contact the ITS Service Desk if you need the message size limit raised. Consider that sending a 100KB message to 40,000 recipients equals 4GB of email to flow through our system and that will cause slowdowns for the mail service across campus. Try to reduce your message size whenever possible.