Mailman Subscribers Guide

Find a List’s Information Page

To find out information about a list; to subscribe, unsubscribe, or edit your subscription options; or to access archived messages — 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.

NOTE: 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 that the Cat has, go to

If the list you are looking for is not listed on the public page, you will need to know the listname.

Unsubscribe or Edit Options

To unsubscribe or edit your subscription options, you need to go to the list’s information page. To do so, see the instructions above. Once you are at the listinfo page for your list, fill in your email address next to the “Unsubscribe or edit options” box and click on the box.

  • To unsubscribe, click on the “Unsubscribe” button.
  • If you want to edit your subscription options, you will need to log in with your password.

NOTE: If you have forgotten your password, click on the “Remind” button and your password will be emailed to you.

Post a Message to a List

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 general list, address it to

NOTE: All lists on the Cat Mailman server have email addresses of the form:


Access a List’s Message Archives

Each mailing list may have its messages automatically archived. This can be useful for newcomers who want to catch up with the discussion, or for posting and archiving FAQs.

To access the archives of a particular list, go to the list’s information page (see above) and follow the link to the list’s archives.