Create a Mailing List with Mailman


Learn how to set up a UC San Diego mailing lists using the Mailman application.


Critical Concepts

UCSD uses the Mailman program, which lets you manage mailing lists and subscriptions via webpages. Using Mailman, you can configure hundreds of options for any mailing lists you manage. It automatically reduces spam and keeps mailing lists clean. Central service machines maintain Mailman mailing lists for all UCSD users.


Steps to Take

Create a mailing list

  1. Complete the online Mailman request form
    1. Log in with your Business systems username and password.
    2. Complete all fields on the Request a UCSD Mailing List screen.
    3. Click Submit Form and the Mailing List Setup Confirmation screen will appear.
    4. You'll receive an e-mail with "Automated_List_Creation" in the subject line to confirm that your request has been received.
  2. Confirmation of list creation
    1. Within a few business days, you'll receive another e-mail with "Re: Your new mailing list" in the subject line to confirm the creation of your list.
    2. Save this e-mail for future reference. It will include:
      • A link to your list administration page
      • Your list administrator password
    3. You're now the list administrator and will receive all messages about your list, including:
      • Posts that require your approval
      • Subscription requests (if you enable this setting)
      • Errors (e.g., unrecognized bounces)

If you still have questions or need additional assistance, please submit a ticket or call the ITS Service Desk at (858) 246-4357