Q: How do I make a list?

A: Creating a list with which to email a group of people is easy. First, click here to go to ASW, and log in with your Net-ID and password. Once you are logged in, you will see a page that looks like the image below. Click the link that says "Manage Lists".

After clicking the link, you'll come to another page with the list of links below. Click on "Create a List".

The next page will have a few info boxes for you to fill out. Next to "List" is where you'll want to enter the name for your list. Make it something that is easy to remember- you'll need to type it every time you want to email that group.

There are also a few requirements for the list name: 1) a list name must be between 2 and 32 characters long 2) a list name can only contain the following kinds of characters: - lowercase letters ('a'..'z') - numeric digits ('0'..'9') - dot ('.'), dash ('-'), and slash ('/') 3) the first character of your list name MUST be lowercase or a digit 4) your list name must be unique (across all list name, Net-IDs and file system names)

After you've filled in the boxes with the name you chose and your description, click "Create List". You'll be led to a page that looks like the image below. Click on the check box next to "Mail" that's circled below (unless, of course, you don't want it to be a mailing list). Then click "Update Now" at the bottom.

The list will update itself, and you'll be brought back to the same page. The last step is to add members to your list - click on the "give it some members" link to do so (or the "Get Members" link toward the top of the page).

On this page, enter in the Net-ID of the member you want to add to your list in the "single member" entry box (one at a time), then click "Add" after each member. You can also enter email addresses if you want to include people outside of the Iowa State email system in your group emails.

After you've entered the names and email addresses you want, either click the "Logout" button, or if you want to make another list or edit the details of a list you've made, use the "Up" and "Top" buttons to get to the page you wanted.

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