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UBC Mathematics: MathNet FAQ [Department E-Mail Lists]

UBC Mathematics: MathNet FAQ [Department E-Mail Lists]

Question: Do you have Email lists for various groups in the department?
Author: Joseph Tam
Date: Nov 19, 2015

Usage Guidelines

  1. Use the smallest list that suits your purpose: don't automatically use the full department mailing list when a smaller list will do. Notices about quasi-convex-11-dimension-Riemann-surfaces shouldn't be sent to staff as they are only interested in 12-dimension cases; limit it to faculty, graduates, and perhaps, visitors.

  2. Use discretion: ask yourself whether you should inform everybody about your latest exploits at the baseball park. People will start to habitually delete mail from people who send drivel.

  3. Remove extraneous information: when forwarding Email, trim off non-essential parts like signatures, Email headers and irrelevant text.

  4. Please consider the folowing when attaching data:

  5. Our internal department mailing lists will only be accepted from within the campus networks. In particular, you will not be able to submit messages from any free public Email provider (e.g. GMail, Hotmail, etc.), nor from another University or your ISP's mail account. You may, however, our webmail facility or authenticated mail service to send mail to these lists.

Mailing List Structure

       |         |         |         |         |   
    faculty   emeritus   staff   graduates  visitor
       |                                       |   
       +------+------+-----+         +---------+   
       |      |      |     |         |         |   
      prof  assist assoc  inst      misc   postdocs
                           |                   |   
       +----------+--------+         +---------+   
       |          |        |         |         |   
profsofteaching jrinst 	 srinst     pdf    resassoc

(Append to complete the Email address.)
  • assist: assistant professors
  • assoc: associate professors
  • emeritus: professors emeritii
  • graduates: graduate students
  • jrinst: junior instructors (untenured)
  • misc: those who don't fit anywhere else
  • pdf: postdoctoral fellows
  • prof: full professors
  • profsofteaching: professors of teaching
  • pteaching: same as profsofteaching
  • resassoc: research associates
  • srinst: senior instructors (tenured)
  • staff: department staff
These lists are composed of other lists:
  • faculty: all active professors, instructors
  • inst: all instructors and professors of teaching
  • postdocs: all PDFs, RAs
  • visitor: all PDFs, RAs and guests
  • department: all of the above

In addition to these mailing lists, there are various ad hoc internal mailing lists for special purposes. Please contact the IT staff about using one of these lists, or if you want to create a new one.