Mailcaster is a Web application for sending internal notices to large, standardized lists of users with a Hunter email address. The application allows departments to send emails in three different formats: as plain text, HTML formatted messages to specific groups such as Students, Faculty, Staff, or a combination thereof. Each email sent via Mailcaster is archived by department and is part of a 'channel' for repeated use. The archives are viewable through the web, and can be public or require NetID authentication. Different schools or areas at Hunter can easily create, test and approve major announcements to the Hunter community. Mailcaster's primary use is for official internal email distribution to standard cohorts of users at Hunter (e.g. all current students).
Departments wishing to use this service need to contact ICIT’s Helpdesk. Development of a Mailcaster area requires consultation on the part of ICIT and the Communications office.