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Email Lists Service

Email Lists (Mailman): Frequently asked questions

How do I request a mailing list (Mailman) for my course?

Mailman lists for courses has been deprecated. Now you can communicate with your students through Brightspace mailing lists. Instructions for communicating with students in Brightspace can be found on the Teach Anywhere site.

What happens after I request a mailing list (Mailman)?

It takes approximately 48 hours to create the list and provision it with your class list. You will receive an email from It will contain the admin password for accessing your list and several URLs for maintaining your list. Be sure to check your junk email folder as well as your inbox.

It is very important that you retain this email for your reference. It includes the administration web address specific to the course where you complete many actions, including configuration of the mailing list and sending messages to the list.

What if I misplace or do not receive the email?

If you misplace the email from, contact the Computer Help Desk.  Be sure to include:

  • the mailing list name
  • Your email (as list owner)

How do I change my mailing list (Mailman) configuration options?

Changes to a list configuration are done by the list owner. Most of the options are explained on the administrative web page where you can make changes to your list.

The administrative web page for your list will be found at:

Who do I contact for mailing list assistance?

For assistance with this service, please contact the Computer Help Desk:

Telephone: 250-721-7687
In person: Locations & hours

How do I set my mailing list (Mailman) so that only I can send?

This is a 3 step process - presuming your list is called "200809-mylist-crn":

  1. Go to: and, click "yes" to the top question "By default, should new list member postings be moderated?" and press the "Submit Your Changes" button.
  2. Go to click "On" to the question "Set everyone's moderation bit, including those members not currently visible" and press the "Set" button
  3. Find your own membership record and others that you want to enable to post and and click the "Mod" box so it is blank and  press the "Submit Your Changes" button

What mailing list URLs should I keep handy?

  • List Administrator URL (change the configuration of your list):
  • List Moderator URL (approve or reject pending posting requests):              
  • List Information Page (subscribe, view archives):          
  • List Personal Configuration Options (obtain forgotten password, change configuration, unsubscribe password for lists you are subscribed as a member):  
  • E-mail Address to post Messages to List: