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LISTSERV Mailing List Request
Use this form to request a new mailing list to be set up for SLAC business-use only. Certain non-SLAC lists will be allowed subject to the permission of Mail-Admin
Mailing lists are used to reach many people and you should not assume they are using the same email client you are. For this reason you should only send plain text email to mailing lists.
There are a few list types to choose from. Please read about them and choose the one closest to your needs and fill in the other required fields below. Finally, if you have any additional instructions you can type them in the open field. Things you might enter here are who can post to an Announcement list as they are usually quite restricted. This field is also where you may tell us that the list membership should be controlled by a SQL query.
Common List Types
This type of list is used for many different kinds of things: product announcements, system maintenance messages, electronic newsletters, and so forth. The list is set up so that only people who are defined as Editors may post to it. Responses to list mail are transferred to the primary list editor. An editor who is posting to the list must validate his posting via the "OK" method (in order to defeat spoofers and broken mail servers that "reflect" postings back to the list). Default for viewing list members is Owner only. See LISTSERV List Owner's Manual for details. List Owner Manual.
- Public Discussion List:
This template creates the "classic" public discussion list. Typically it will have public archives, anyone can send to it (including non-subscribers), and replies will go back to the list. Typically the archives are available to all of SLAC authenticated users. Default for viewing list of subscribers is members-only. See LISTSERV List Owner's Manual for details. List Owner Manual.
- Private Discussion List:
This template creates a private discussion list with replies going to the list. It will normally have private archives, and only subscribers may send mail to it. Normally only the list members can see the archives. Default for viewing list members is Owner only. See LISTSERV List Owner's Manual for details. List Owner Manual.
- Moderated Discussion List:
This template creates a moderated discussion list with replies going to the list. It will typically have public archives. All mail sent to the list address will be forwarded to the list editor for approval via the "OK" mechanism. Accessibility to archives (if any) depends on the what the list owner wants (World, SLAC Authenticated Users, or List members). Default for viewing list members is Owner only. Mail sent to the list by the list editor will require an "OK" confirmation to validate that the mail actually came from the editor. See LISTSERV List Owner's Manual for details. List Owner Manual.