https://www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-NNF3VL8

Types of MailMan lists

MailMan treats messages from members differently than non-members. You can customise the behavior of both members and non-members. For help managing your Mailman list, refer to the "Managing Mailman Lists Video" page.

The configuration of a Mailman list allows you to create three basic types of lists: Announcement lists, Discussion lists, and Public lists.

  1. Announcement lists
    • An announcement list only allows specific addresses to send to it.  Member addresses are moderated and mail from member and non-member addresses are rejected unless specifically allowed.
    • This type of list can be used for an electronic newsletter or for anything requiring one-way communication with the members of the list.
  2. Discussion lists
    • A discussion list allows members to post messages to the list.  Non-members are rejected unless specifically allowed.
    • This type of list can be used for class discussions, an electronic bulletin board, or anything requiring two-way communication.
  3. Public lists
    • A public list allows anyone to send to it. Both members and non-members are allowed to post to it.
    • This type of list can be used to answer questions from the public or anything where you need members to get messages from anyone.

Return to Knowledge Base