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Move Sympa mailing lists to Google Groups with new migration tool

Icon representing Google GroupsFrom department announcements to student correspondence, mailing lists play a crucial role in the day-to-day operations of Case Western Reserve University. It is critical that the university use a mailing list system that is modern and reliable.

Case Western Reserve mailing lists are undergoing a gradual migration from Sympa Mailing List Manager (Lists@Case) to Google Groups. Groups meets the university’s needs and is integrated with popular CWRU Google Apps such as Gmail, Calendar and Drive.

Information Technology Services (ITS) has developed a self-service migration tool that allows members of the university community to migrate mailing lists to Groups easily.

The automated tool ensures that all common settings of the Sympa list are matched in Groups. After the migration, users may consult a post-migration checklist to verify list settings were matched appropriately.

Any list owner or moderator can migrate a list; therefore list administrators should coordinate to avoid confusion.

To verify that a mailing list qualifies for migration, review the Pre-Migration Checklist at For step-by-step instructions and a link to the Groups migration tool, visit

Training resources for Groups are available at For assistance with Groups or the migration process, contact the ITS Service Desk at 216.368.HELP (4357) or

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