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News and Announcements (moderated).
- This is intended as a low volume list. If
you want to respond to items on this list, this should be done in the
Unmoderated General Discussion List (members only)
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Mailing list documentation
Mailman user manual
[ GNU Mailman - List Member Manual]
GNU Mailman - Manual del Suscriptor de Listas ]
Cambridge University Computing Service documentation
To get information about a list email the listname address with a
suffix -request as shown below for the
To get help; email email@example.com
with 'help' in the subject or the body e.g.
To get your password email
firstname.lastname@example.org with 'password' in
the subject or the body e.g.
For other lists just change the email address.
Some other useful commands are: subscribe, unsubscribe, subscribe digest. The full list is here .
How do I get my password?
You have a separate password for each email list which is generated
automatically when you become subscribed to the list. You do not need
a password to send or receive email to the lists. You will need
to obtain this password if you want to read the WWW list archive.
Once you have the password you can change it via the WWW interface.
If you do do not know your password for a list or you have
forgotten it you can get a reminder of the password via
email or via the WWW interface.
If you've forgotten your password and haven't saved the welcome message or
any reminder messages, you can always get a reminder through the web interface:
The summary of the email commands is here:
- Go to the list information page for the list from which you wish to
get your password. e.g. AST-VHS
- Look for the section marked "LISTNAME subscribers"
(this section is usually found near the bottom of the page).
- There should be a button marked "Unsubscribe or Edit Options."
Enter your email address in the box beside this button and press the
- You should be brought to a new page which has an "Password
Reminder" section. Press the "Remind" button to have your password
emailed to you.
If you do not receive the password reminder email after doing this, make sure
that you typed your
email address correctly and that the address you used is, indeed, actually
subscribed to that list.
For security reasons, Mailman generates the same
member options page regardless of whether the address entered is subscribed
or not. This means that people cannot use this part of the web interface to
find out if someone is subscribed to the list, but it also means that it's
hard to tell if you just made a typo.
You can also get a reminder using the email interface,
- Send a mail to LISTNAME-request@DOMAIN with the command
Commands can appear
in either the body or the subject of the message. (See
for more information about sending mail
If you are still having problems, do not give up in despair. I suggest you
email one of the other members of the collaboration or