Mailman is a mailing list program, or "listserv." You may create a mailing list when you have a group or organization that needs an efficient means of communication via e-mail. Members with appropriate permissions can send an email to the list, and that email will be sent out to all others on the list, keeping everyone updated. List administrators also have access to additional features such as spam filters and moderation settings.
Anyone with an email address can join a mailing list (some lists require moderator approval before they will allow you join). If you wish to create a Mailman mailing list, you must be associated with OSU and have an ONID account.
You can access Mailman on the following website: http://lists.oregonstate.edu/
Note: Deleting a list is permanent and cannot be undone.
1. Go to lists.oregonstate.edu
2. Log into the list you would like to manage
3. Click on privacy options
4 Scroll down to the section "List of addresses which are banned from membership in this mailing list."
5. In the text box copy and paste the line of text below, this line only allows OSU/OUS addresses to subscribe to this list. This is typically used to prevent list subscription spam.
If you'd like non OSU emails to subscribe to this list, remove that line from the Ban List.
6. Click on Submit Your Changes
If you're concerned about unwanted subscription spam, you can use the Subscribe Policy setting on the same page (http://lists.oregonstate.edu/mailman/admin/iamslic-exec/privacy). A brief explanation of the options for Subscribe Policy follows:
confirm - subscriber confirms via clicking on URL sent to them in email
require approval - list admin approves the request; no email confirmation sent to subscriber
confirm and approve - subscriber confirms via email AND list admins approves the request
Confirm and approve is best bet again subscription spam if you remove the address restriction in the Ban List.
Here are some advanced features: