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Listserv Email

What is Mailman??

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.

Who Has Access?

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.

How Do I Access Mailman?

You can access Mailman on the following website: http://lists.oregonstate.edu/

What is a List Admin?

Admins of a Listserv have a lot of power within the list and it can quickly become overwhelming. They have the power to add or remove subscribers, allow/disallow members and subscribers to send to the list, add moderators or other admins, or even archive the list.

The official Listserv Manual for Admin is here: https://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/mailman-admin/index.html.

What is a List Member/Subscriber?

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: https://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/mailman-member/.

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