Creating a Mailman Mailing List on IST's Mailman server

Contact IST

  • Send an email to asking for your mailing list to be created on

Wait for notification of list creation

(If you set the customer to be the admin directly, they will do this).

  1. Check for an email from to get your list's admin password.
  2. Go to the List Administration Web page as per the link in the email, above

Sample list creation email message

Note where you see <listname>, the actual listname will appear

Subject: Your new mailing list: <listname>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 13:41:18 -0500

The mailing list `<listname>' has just been created for you.  The
following is some basic information about your mailing list.

Your mailing list password is:


You need this password to configure your mailing list.  You also need
it to handle administrative requests, such as approving mail if you
choose to run a moderated list.

You can configure your mailing list at the following web page:<listname>

The web page for users of your mailing list is:<listname>

You can even customize these web pages from the list configuration
page.  However, you do need to know HTML to be able to do this.

There is also an email-based interface for users (not administrators)
of your list; you can get info about using it by sending a message
with just the word `help' as subject or in the body, to:


To unsubscribe a user: from the mailing list 'listinfo' web page,
click on or enter the user's email address as if you were that user.
Where that user would put in their password to unsubscribe, put in
your admin password.  You can also use your password to change
member's options, including digestification, delivery disabling, etc.

Please address all questions to

-- TrevorGrove - 26 Jan 2006 (2006 version assumed ssh access to )

-- Adrian Pepper - 2020-11-15 ( 2020 version resurrected everything but mailman login assumption )

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