Computing Services and Systems Development provides a software program called Mailman to manage electronic mailing lists. A mailing list is a list of addresses to which the same information is being sent. Two popular types of mailing lists are announcements and discussions. Announcement lists enable one person or group to send announcements to an assigned group, whereas discussion lists allow a group to discuss topics amongst themselves.
Departments can also create Exchange groups that can be used for mailing lists. Only individuals with a University Computing Account can be members of an Exchange group.
Join a List
To join a mailing list, you will need to subscribe to it. You can browse a list of all public University mailing lists by opening a Web browser to https://list.pitt.edu. Click on a list name and then fill out the subscription section to join.
Create a List
You can create a mailing list at Pitt with the University's Mailman service. A mailing list is a list of addresses to which the same information is being sent. Two popular types of mailing lists are announcements and discussions. To create a mailing list, contact the Technology Help Desk at 412 624-HELP  or submit a request online.
- Mailman: Getting Started for List Administrators
- Mailman: Advanced Preferences for List Administrators
- Mailman: Glossary of Terms