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Electronic Mailing Lists

Electronic mailing lists, commonly known as "listservs," are electronic discussion groups to which participants subscribe. Subscribers’ contributions to the discussion are sent to participants via e-mail. Sometimes the discussion is sent in the form of a digest compiled by the moderator of the discussion group.

Electronic mailing lists are NOT intended to be used for mass e-mail. In fact, mass e-mail, particularly anything that could be considered SPAM, is strongly discouraged by most electronic mailing lists. See Sending Targeted Email for more information about mass e-mailing.

Participating in an Electronic Mailing List

To subscribe to an electronic mailing list, you’ll need to know the name of the listserv, e.g., sysinfo-l:

  1. Go to list.unm.edu
  2. Click Subscribe to a list.
  3. Type the name of the listserv in the text field, e.g., sysinfo-l, and click Submit.
  4. At the top of the page that appears, read the paragraph and type Your e-mail address and Your name.
  5. Click Join (listerv name).

To find electronic mailing lists hosted at UNM, go to UNM’s Listserv Page. From here you can search for electronic discussion groups, subscribe to mailing lists, unsubscribe and create new discussion groups. You’ll need to create a password to use UNM’s Listserv program.

To search for electronic mailing lists outside of UNM, go to www.lsoft.com/lists/listref.html.

After you subscribe to a mailing list, the Listserv will send you detailed instructions for participating in the list, including how to unsubscribe and stop mail.

Creating a New Mailing List

Members of the UNM community may request may request creation of new electronic discussion groups. See FastInfo Answer 114 for instructions.

To learn more about electronic mailing lists, see UNM’s Listserv Page.