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 - OUCS's remit does not include the provision of a general world-wide mailing list service.
If you want a list which does not meet the above criteria, there are several commercial sites which offer mailing lists, for example Yahoo! Groups.
If the ownership and subject matter conditions are met (see above), send a message to email@example.com. 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:
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org would be passed on to the email account of the list owner.
A list owner may request that their list be deleted at any time. Send the request to email@example.com.
To change ownership of a list, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and Oxford Single Sign-On account of the new owner.