Mailing List/Listserv

Mailing lists can be created to facilitate email discussions for FSU departments and organizations. These lists, powered by GNU Mailman, are perfect for allowing a closed group of members to send messages to a group of people with common interests or responsibilities. Listservs are ideal if you want to allow a group of people to easily email each other with a single, memorable email address. Lists owners can use a web interface to tweak an array of settings to customize the list for their purposes.

  • Wide audience | lists can include FSU and off-campus email addresses
  • Self-subscribe | lists can be configured to allow members to self-subscribe, or list admins can control membership
  • Admin interface | web-based admin panel lets list administrators manage members and customize settings
  • Restrict posting | admins can specify who can post messages to the group
  • Archives | all list messages can be stored on a webpage that is either public or restricted to list members

Additional Information

An Office 365 distribution list is more appropriate if you want to allow anyone to send email to your group or organization.


New lists may only be requested by full-time faculty/staff and must support the mission of the University. Student Organizations are not supported.


There is no charge for this service.


Please refer to the "Search for Help" button in the top right corner of this page to find any relevant FAQs for this offering.


To set up a mailing list (listserv), please request this service and include the following information in the case:

  • Summary:
    • The Name that you would like the list to have:
      • Should conform to internet email standards, containing only letters, numbers, and dashes or underscores.
      • The list name will be used to create the list email address -
    • The email address(es) of the owner(s):
      • The owner(s) email address(es) must be in the domain. 
      • Lists can only be created with a single owner. If you would like to share ownership with another person, you can share the admin password with them. Anyone with that password can login and modify the list settings. You should also add their email address to the list administrator list in the General Options section, so they receive list admin notices.

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