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Mailman: For Mailing List Subscribers

Refer to the directions below to subscribe to a UCSD mailing list.

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Subscribe to a list and set up your options

Find a list

Locate the list you want to join:

  • Enter the list's URL into a browser, e.g., http://mailman.ucsd.edu/mailman/listinfo/ListName-l, (replace ListName with the actual name of the list. The final character is a lowercase letter 'L' for 'list.') or
  • Email postmaster@ucsd.edu.

Subscribe

  1. Complete these fields when you get to your list:
    • Your e-mail address
    • Your name (optional)
    • Pick a password by:
      • Entering a password and then reentering it to confirm your choice, or
      • Leaving the password fields blank. Mailman will generate and e-mail a password to you.
    • Select your daily digest preference:
      • Yes if you want to receive list messages in one "batched" e-mail
      • No if you want to receive individual list messages in your inbox as they are posted
      • Note: View or change your list options to change this preference any time after you subscribe.
    • Click Subscribe
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Confirm subscription

  1. You'll receive an e-mail with "Confirm" in the subject line, followed by an alpha-numeric string. Follow the e-mail's instructions to confirm your subscription.
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  2. Once confirmed, you will receive an e-mail with "Welcome" in the subject line. Save this e-mail for future reference. Follow the e-mail's instructions to log in and set up your options for the first time with the included:
    • Mailing list password
    • Links to manage your membership options

Note: Some mailing lists require administrator approval before your subscription is enabled.

Log in

Logging in takes you to the Membership Configuration page where you can change your e-mail address, mailing list password, and set your subscription options.

  1. Log into the membership configuration page by:
    • Going to the "Welcome" e-mail you received when you subscribed and click the link that ends with your e-mail address
      or
    • Entering the login page URL if you know it, e.g.: https://mailman.ucsd.edu/mailman/options/ListName-l/YourEmailAddress
      (replace ListName with the actual name of the list. The final character is a lowercase letter 'L' for 'list.')
  2. Enter your mailing list password and click Log in.

Note: If you forget your mailing list password, scroll down to the "Password reminder" section and click Remind for an e-mail reminder.
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Change your personal preferences

Change your e-mail address

  1. Log in.
  2. Enter your new e-mail address in these fields:
    • New address
    • Again
  3. Option: To change your e-mail on all mailing lists you subscribe to, click the Change globally box.
  4. Click Change My Address and Name.
  5. Click Submit My changes

Change your mailing list password

  1. Log in.
  2. Scroll down to the Change Your Password section and enter your new password in the fields:
    • New password
    • Again to confirm
  3. Option: To change your password on all mailing lists you subscribe to, click the Change globally box.
  4. Click Change My Password.
  5. Click Submit My changes

View or change your subscription options

  1. Log in.
  2. Scroll down to Subscription Options to view, set, or change your message notification preferences as needed. These will give you options to choose:
    • How you'll be notified
    • How often you'll be notified
    • How your message will appear
    • Monthly password reminders
    • Privacy options
  3. Click Submit My changes

View list archives

To view the list archives:

Go to the list's information page:

  • Log in to your list: http://mailman.ucsd.edu/mailman/listinfo/ListName-l (replace ListName with the actual name of the list. The final character is a lowercase letter 'L' for 'list.')
  • Click the link to the Archives under the section About Nameoflist-l

Or go directly to the archives:

  • Log in at: https://mailman.ucsd.edu/mailman/private/ListName-l/ (replace ListName with the actual name of the list. The final character is a lowercase letter 'L' for 'list.')

Note: Not all lists have archives.

Unsubscribe from a mailing list

Unsubscribe

  1. Go to your list's login screen by:
    • Going to the "Welcome" e-mail you received when you subscribed and click the link that ends with your e-mail address.
      or
    • Entering the login page URL if you know it e.g.: https://mailman.ucsd.edu/mailman/options/ListName-l/YourEmailAddress (replace ListName with the actual name of the list. The final character is a lowercase letter 'L' for 'list.')
  2. Locate the Unsubscribe section on your screen and click Unsubscribe.

Confirm unsubscription

  • You'll receive an e-mail with "confirm" in the subject line. Follow the e-mail's instructions to complete the unsubscribe process.

Find out which lists you are subscribed to

To find out which mailing lists you are already subscribed to, email postmaster@ucsd.edu.

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