Title: How do I subscribe to a Mailman list via email?

Question: I would like to subscribe to a Mailman list using email. Can I do that?


Using a web browser, you can access the directory of public lists at


The lists included on the above page are only those lists that are public. To 
access a private list, you will need to know the exact list name. You can type 
the name in the URL like this


After successfully subscribing to the list, Mailman will probably send you
a welcome message (list owners can configure their list so that welcome
messages are not sent). The message will include the URL that will direct
you to the list's information page, a URL that will direct you to your
personal settings page, and your list password (if you logged in with your
UW NetID, you can ignore the list password). You should keep the welcome
message for future reference.