2. What lists are acceptable
Mailing lists covering any subject matter relating to the academic or social/cultural life of the University will be accepted. The majority of members, and of list traffic, should be internal to the University - we are not able to provide a general world-wide mailing list service.
JISCmail is a national academic mailing list service which supports collaborative projects spanning the UK academic and research community. (JISCmail is available without charge, and is NOT restricted to JISC-funded projects.)
If you want a list which does not meet the above criteria, there are several commercial sites which offer mailing lists, for example eGroups.com.