'Inside Update,' via Constant Contact

Inside Update will arrive in your inbox next Thursday faster and with a slightly different look. The changes result from the retirement of Iowa State's 11-year-old mass mailing system known as BIGMAIL.

Next week's Update will be sent via Constant Contact, a commercial emailing firm. A number of campus units have been using Constant Contact for mass mailings for some time.

The email service offers some advantages over Iowa State's old system:

  • Mail delivery is fast. Constant Contact delivery of Update should be completed in about 10 minutes.
  • Constant Contact emails are designed to work well on a variety of devices, from big-screen desktops to smart phones.
  • Images can be added to emails. However, text-only fans can rest assured this option will be used sparingly on the Update.

Your comments welcome

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions about the new Update mailing system, send them to update@iastate.edu.