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Getting started

Request creating or changing a distribution list

What does a distribution list provide?

  • Email distribution to a defined list of people.
  • A single email address that people can respond to

A distribution list does not keep copies of emails sent to its address.

Request creating or changing a distribution list

Create an IT ticket to request creating or changing a distribution list in Microsoft 365 or Mailman.

Request creating or changing a distribution list

Distribution lists in Mailman

What is Mailman?

Mailman is a distribution list service that allows you to send an email message to the list's address, which then distributes that email to people subscribed to the list.

A mailing list can be a useful tool to communicate with colleagues, classmates, club members or any group of people who share a common interest and who may or may not be at the University of Manitoba.

Requesting a Mailman distribution list

A mailing list can be created at the request of any current U of M student, staff or faculty member. More than one person can be an owner, also referred to as an administrator, of a mailing list. However, at least one of these owners must be currently affiliated with the University and assumes responsibility for the list.

If you choose to have a mailing list set up, the following information is required:

  • The list name (must contain a hyphen).
  • Email addresses of the list owners. A list can have more than one owner.
  • Do you want to approve new subscribers?
  • Do you want a moderated list? You would approve each message sent to the list.
  • Do you want your list to appear in Mailman's listing of available mailing lists?
  • A one-line comment describing the list. No more than 4 or 5 words.

You can submit your mailing list request by completing and submitting the Mailing list creation request form.

Fill out Mailing list creation request form

For more information about Mailman mailing lists, download and read the Mailman user guide (DOCX).

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