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Getting Started with Mailman

  1. Click on the URL below, fill out the application form and submit it. NOTE: All Mailman mailing lists are created using this format:

    listname-l ("-l" is the letter L which stands for listserv)

  2. An Email confirming the set up of your list will be sent to you.
  3. This message contains information including your password and how to configure your mailing list. Save this message or bookmark the URL's.
  4. You can configure your mailing list at the following web site:

    It is strongly recommended that Administrators approve postings before sending them out to avoid unwanted emails. This setting is also the default, available in the Privacy Options of the configuration.

  5. The web page for subscribed users of your mailing list to see postings, post a message, subscribe/unsubscribe, password reminders, see a list of subscribers (if the Administrator has allowed this) and make configuration changes for their personal subscription is available from:

  6. Email-based commands for a mailman list can also be used. To get a list of these commands, compose a message to the address below with just the word 'help' in the subject. There should be nothing in the body of the message. If you have a signature file, delete it.

  7. NOTE: Archiving is NOT supported except for class lists. Other lists that use archiving will be billed for disk space used.

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