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'''Mailman''' is the name of the software that runs [[WSO]]'s [[listserver]]s, which currently number over 800.
'''Mailman''' is the name of the software that runs [[WSO]]'s [[listserver]]s, which currently number over 800.

Latest revision as of 18:20, December 30, 2006

Mailman is the name of the software that runs WSO's listservers, which currently number over 800.


You can subsribe to or unsubscribe from Mailman listservers over the web. A list of all public lists can be found here:


Private lists are accessible at that address with "/LISTNAME" appended. Just navigate to the list you want to join or leave, and there will be instructions.

In addition, some options are available through an email interface. To join a list, send an email to


To leave a list, just email


Managing a listserver

Mailman has a fancy web interface so that list owners can modify all aspects of a list: the list's members, whether replies default to a particular person or the entire list, and about 80 other options. Just visit wso.williams.edu/mailman/admin/LISTNAME (where LISTNAME is the name of your list) to see the control panel.

Creating a listserver

Listservers are granted to student groups, entries, and things that seem like productive uses. To apply for a WSO listserver, visit:


Mailman is free software; see the the Mailman project home page for more information.