Create a New Mailing List-Computing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Create a New Mailing List

Follow these steps to create a new mailing list:

  1. Select Create a New Mailing List.
  2. Enter a name for your mailing list in the Name of list field - lowercase, no spaces. The name must include a hyphen.
    Note: This name will become part of the mailing list email address. 
  3. For Auto-generate initial list password do one of the following:
    • Select Yes to automatically create an initial list password; Mailman will email it to you.
    • Select No to create the password yourself OR to authenticate through Web Login.
  4. For Initial list password and Confirm list password, do one of the following:
    • If you selected No at the auto-generate option, enter your desired password.
    • If you selected Yes, leave these fields blank.
  5. Select if new member postings should be held for moderator approval in the Should new members be quarantined.
    • Yes - Mailman will hold messages in a storage area so you can review, post, and/or reject them.
    • No - posts will be sent directly to the list.
  6. Select Yes in the Send "list created" email.
  7. Click Create List.
  8. Use the format list-name@lists.andrew.cmu.edu to send mail to your list.

Next Steps:

See Basic Administration for steps on administering your list.

Last Updated 10/6/15