3. Requesting the creation of a mailing list

If the ownership and subject matter conditions are met (see above), send a message to registration@it.ox.ac.uk. The message must contain the following information:

List name
Your preferred name for the list. The list name should be meaningful to other members of the University i.e. not initials. If it is a college list of any sort, the college must be identifiable.
List Name Characters
The name must start with a letter and be made up from the following set of characters:
  • lower case letters
  • digits
  • hyphen '-'
  • underscore '_'
List Topic
A brief description of the list's topic.
The Single Sign-On (SSO) username to own the list
The username to be used to manage the list via http://maillist.ox.ac.uk/. Other SSO usernames can be added as Managers by the List Owner.

You will receive a message (usually within one working day), either telling you that your request has been approved and the list has been created, or that your request has been denied.

When your list is created a mail alias will be created which will redirect all mail sent to the list owner to you. For example, if your list was called mylist then any mail sent to mylist-owner@maillist.ox.ac.uk would be passed on to the email account of the list owner.

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