• Email Guidelines

    All employees are expected to use email for college business communications. See the Electronic Mail Policy for the email code of conduct.

    Mass Email Procedures

    Mass (bulk) email is to be sent only by authorized employees to promote appropriate college business announcements to employees and/or students. Employees are authorized by Colleague data custodians in consultation with ITS.

    For those who are authorized to conduct such mailings:

    • It is recommended that emails be sent in batches of 200-500 at a time.
    • It is preferred that they be sent out at a time with less email traffic, but during business hours.
    • Communications to students should be coordinated to minimize over-saturation of messages from the college.
    • Emails to students should usually be sent from a departmental email account (i.e., enrollmentservices@ccac.edu).
    • Department staff must assume responsibility for: replying to messages, managing undeliverables and updating student records, and managing/archiving their mailbox.

    There are two efficient ways to send mass email:

    • Word Email Merge: best for sending attractive messages to large groups of identified email recipients.
    • Communications Management in Datatel: best for sending automated routine communication to students or other persons whose records exist in Datatel. This method will require training and setup.


    IMPORTANT: If you plan to email over 1000 recipients, you must consult with the ServiceDesk manager. Mailings to students must also be approved by the Registrar.
    Once approved, you must follow guidelines outlined by the college for best practices with mass mailings:

    How to share large documents via email

    If you need to promote activities or share documents with a large constituency, please follow these guidelines: