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 or hyphens.
    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 to send mail to your list.

Next Steps:

See Basic Administration for steps on administering your list.

Last Updated 10/6/15