Archive a Mailing List in Mailman


Learn how to use archives for your mailing list.


Critical Concepts

An archive gives members and the list administrator a searchable history of list postings.


Steps to Take

Create, change, or view an archive

  1. Log in.
  2. To start an archive or change archive options:
    1. Click Archiving Options in the second column under Configuration Categories.
    2. Choose an archiving option:
      • Creation
      • Privacy (recommended)
      • Volume frequency
    3. Click Submit Your Changes.
  3. To view the archive after you've created it:
    • Click Go to list archives at the top right under the Other Administrative Activities column.

Note: Subscribers can view the archive by logging in at: (replace ListName with the actual name of your list. The final character is a lowercase letter 'L' for 'list.')


Deleting your list

If you decide that you no longer need your Mailman list, send an e-mail to

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