* Enter your e-mail address:

* Pick a name for this e-mail discussion list. This name will appear in front of the @ symbol in the e-mail address for the list.
Example: AESupers@cls.coe.utk.edu

We strongly suggest you:

  • keep this name as *short* as possible. Ten letters or less
  • make it easy to remember
  • make it meaningful to the folks who will be using the list.
  • Get the name "approved" by your funder before submitting this form - it cannot easily be changed after the list is created.

    capitalization won't matter, but can assist in making the list name memorable.
* Who will be responsible for the day to day maintenance of this list?
(Who will delete spam, add new addresses, delete old ones, etc.) This person will be asked additional questions after the list is created. Please enter this person (or persons) e-mail address(es) here, one per line.
* A terse phrase identifying this list. This is where you explain briefly who this list is for.
* This is where you explain in detail what your list is for, for whom is is appropriate, and what content can be expected.
* Prefix for subject line of list postings. This will be displayed in the subject line of each message sent to the list. This will show up in every single subject line of every single message, and many people use them for sorting and filing messages. It should be germane to the subject of the list, but no more than eight characters
This is for the welcome message. This tells new list members what kind of behavior and content are expected from the list. It should be no more than two paragraphs. Optional
Text sent to people leaving the list. If empty, no special text will be added to the unsubscribe message. This is particularly useful if you want to ask people why they have left a list. Optional
Where are replies to list messages directed? Replies can be either sent to everyone on the list, or just to the person who posted the message. Poster is strongly recommended for most mailing lists. Poster This List
Send monthly password reminders or no? Each user has a password to the mailing list. This reminds them what their password is once a month. No Yes
Send welcome message when people subscribe? This is highly recommended, as the welcome message includes the basic operation instructions. No Yes
Should administrator get immediate notice of new requests, as well as daily notices about collected ones? This is highly recommended, as the administrator is more likely to notice if a problem has developed on the list. No Yes
Send mail to poster when their posting he held for approval? This will explain to someone why thier message has not appeared yet: it's waiting on moderator approval. No Yes
Privacy Options
Advertise this list when people ask what lists are on this machine? No Yes

What steps are required for subscription?

"Confirm" will send the person an e-mail requesting that they confirm that they REALLY want to be a member of the list. This prevents pranksters from signing up people who don't REALLY want e-mail traffic. This setting is generally not recommended.

"Require-approval" holds the subscription until he list administrator approves the subscription to the list. This setting is recommended.

Confirm + approval does both.

require approval
confirm + approval
Membership Exposure

Who can view e-mail addresses?

"Anyone" means that the e-mail address of everyone on the list will be exposed to the internet This is not recommended, because there are many, many programs that prowl the internet looking for e-mail addresses to add to spam lists.

"List members" means that people who are already members of the list will be able to see the e-mail addresses of the members of the list. This is also not recommended. If one person's password is compromised, everyone on the list can be exposed to address harvesting programs. This setting is not recommended.

"List admin only" means that only the moderator will be able to see the e-mail addresses of people on the list. It is recommended that this be set to "list admin only."

List members
List admin only
Show members addrs. so they're not directly recognizable as email addrs.? If this is turned off, it means that the e-mail addresses of all the members will be visible in the subscrption list and in the archives that are on-line. It is recommend that this be set to "Yes." No Yes

Do you want a list archive?

Do you wish for all messages to be saved to a list on the web so that your list members can catch up on mail that was sent before they joined the list?

No Yes
Do you want your archive to be locked with a password? No Yes
General posting filters
Must posts be approved by an administrator? If this is turned on, it means that no messages will go out until the moderator okays each one. This setting is recommend to be set to "no," except in the case of "announcement-only" lists. No Yes
Restrict posting privilege to list members? (member posting only) If this is turned on, it means that only people who are members of the list can post to it. No Yes
Addresses of initial members of the list. Please enter one (1) e-mail address per line in the box below.