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Find a List's Information Page

To find out information about a list; to subscribe, unsubscribe, or edit your subscription options -- in other words, to do just about anything as a subscriber -- you need to know the name of the list and how to access that list's information page. All "listinfo" pages can be found at a URL similar to the following:
where listname is replaced with the actual name of the list for which you want to get information.

Subscribe to a List

To subscribe to a Mailman list, you first need to know the listname. If you would like to look at all of the available public Mailman lists at UC Berkeley, go to If the list you are looking for is not listed on the public page, you will need to know the listname.

Once you know the listname, you can subscribe by going to:
where listname is replaced with the actual name of the list. This takes you to the list's information page where you can subscribe to the list.

Unsubscribe or Edit Options

To unsubscribe or edit your subscription options, you need to go to your options page for the list. Go to:
and login with your CalMail login and password or your list password. If you do not have a CalMail account and you have forgotten your list password, click on the "(Forgot subscription password?) link on the login page.

Post a Message to a List

All lists on the Mailman server at the UC Berkeley have email addresses of the form

so if you know the name of the list to which you want to post, just add to the end of it. For example, if you want to post a message to the ucb-sports list, address it to

There are a few general guidelines that should be followed when posting messages to a mailing list. For more information, go to Etiquette Guidelines for Posting Messages.

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