02-24-09 Old Class Lists Deleted
1182 unused old class lists have been deleted. These are class lists which were composed of sections previous to 2008 and which did not have email posted in the last 300 days. The list names are reserved for the original list creators for reuse for 6 months, after which the names will be available for public reuse. If you think your list was deleted first check the list of deleted lists.
12-13-07 Spam filtering turned on by default for ALL Lists
To help combat the increasing quantities of spam, we will be enabling spam filtering on all RAMS lists. This feature has been around for a long time, but was previously offered in an opt-in manner. We will now be offering it in an opt-out manner. You can turn it off on a list by list basis via the list manager application if you so desire. Additionally, the prrevious default value for spam filtering was 7. We will be adjusting the default value to 5. Based on our sampling of archived posts, only a handful of intentional postings have exceeded a score of 4.0. We have only encountered one that exceeded a score of 5.0. Most legitimate postings score below 1.0.
If you have any questions, you should contact your local help desk for support.
11-27-07 Old Class Lists Deleted
4384 unused old class lists have been deleted. These are class lists which were composed of sections previous to 2007 and which did not have email posted in the last 300 days. The list names are reserved for the original list creators for reuse for 6 months, after which the names will be available for public reuse. If you think your list was deleted first check the list of deleted lists.
Welcome to RAMS
What is RAMS?
RAMS is the Rutgers Automated Mass-mailing System. It allows an e-mail list to be generated based on demographic information from the registrar or payroll data, and provides for automated updates to the list membership based on changes in the demographic information.
So How do I use it?
You can get started by going to the Documentation and reading the list operator's guide and the instructions for requesting a new list.
RAMS Official mailing lists are intended to be used by the University to communicate official university business to targeted student and employee populations. They are not intended to be a conduit for advertising, commercial solicitations, event promotion, or personal business.
Additionally, all use of a list and submissions to a list must adhere to the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for IT resources. Guidance for interpreting the AUP can be found here.
Beyond these overall guidelines, each list was requested for an intended and intended purpose. Regardless of a messages adherence to the above guidelines, it still may be inappropriate for any given list depending on that list's purpose. Please respect the decisions of List Owners regarding submissions to their lists.