Mailing list services
The Computing Centre offers 2 mailinglist servers: Majordomo and,
more recently, Mailman. Both services are installed on a server at the
The servers handle requests that are sent to it, such as managing a
list, (un)subscribing to a list, or distributing a message sent to the
Persons who would like to have a mailing list set up for them can make a request through the Mailinglist Request form (VUB/ULB personnel members only!).
Current version is 2.1.14
Mailman offers both managers and list members a webinterface to
manage their list and their subscriptions. Mailman also includes an
extensive online help for listmanagers.
Current version is 1.94.4
Majordomo is actually legacy software, as
it has not evolved for years. All management for list owners and members
is handled by e-mail (and only by e-mail).
To send a request to the mailing list system, mailinglist managers and (future) list members can send a e-mail with Majordomo commands
to mailinglist server's address (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org).
To get information on how to interact with Majordomo,
send a mailmessage to
email@example.com with the word
'help' in the message body (not
on the Subject: line).
If you are the owner (= manager) of a mailinglist that is hosted by Majordomo, have a look at the listowner's manual.
See also the instructions for mailing
to a moderated list.
To subscribe to one of the available
lists, send a mail message to
and add the following text in the message body (NOT in the Subject: header)
Depending on the type of list, you will be subscribed to it automatically
or a request for subscription will be sent to the list owner.