Mailman Lists System

Purpose:

Mailman is a mailing list program, or "listserv." If you have a group or organization that needs an efficient means of communication via email, you may create a mailing list.

Members with appropriate permissions can send an email to the list, and that email will be sent out to all members subscribed to the list, keeping everyone updated. List administrators also have access to additional features such as spam filters and moderation settings.

  • Who has access to Mailman?
    To create a mailing list through Mailman, you must be associated with OSU and have an ONID account.
  • Who can join my mailing list?
    Anyone with an email address may join a mailing list made through Mailman, regardless of if they're an ONID user or not. However, some lists require moderator approval before they allow new members to join.
  • How do I access Mailman?
    You can access Mailman here.
  • What is a List Admin?
    The administrator of a mailing list. They have the power to add or remove subscribers, edit sending permissions to the list, add moderators or other admins, or even archive the list. The official Listserv Manual for Admin is here. Name or email changes may necessitate a manual Mailman global email address update which can be performed by a service desk technician.
  • What is a List Member/Subscriber?
    Any email address that is set to receive emails from a certain list. Being a member of the Oregon State University Community, you are by default placed in a certain group of lists. Lists can be based off of departments, majors, roles, buildings, clubs, or anything else. The official Listserv Manual for Members is here. Name or email changes may necessitate a manual Mailman global email address update which can also be performed by a service desk technician.

For assistance, contact the IS Service Desk.

Details

Article ID: 47813
Created
Mon 2/5/18 2:48 PM
Modified
Fri 4/26/19 2:20 PM