1. What is a mailing list?
An electronic mailing list is a special usage of email that allows for widespread distribution of information to many Internet users. [Wikipedia]
One single email can be delivered to all subscribers of a mailing list at a time, without the need for the sender to know all (or any) of the subscribers' email addresses.
2. What kinds of mailing lists exist [at the University of Konstanz]?
3. How can I subscribe to a mailing list?
4. How can I unsubcribe from a mailing list?
Unsubscribing from one or several mailing lists involves the same step: Follow the link below:
Simply log in with the email address you use for receiving emails from the mailing list. You might be asked for your email list password. After logging in you can cancel your subscription with a single click of a button. You will receive a confirmation email in which you will be asked to confirm your cancellation.
5. How can I change my settings?
If you have subscribed to a mailing list and would like to change your personal settings [e.g. your email address], please follow the link on our overview page:
After logging in with your email address and password which you use for receiving email from the mailing list, you can change your personal settings.
6. How do I send an email to a mailing list?
In order to send an email to a mailing list, [in most cases] you need to subscribe to the list first. You can then send your email to the list by using the following address:
Sometimes emails cannot be delivered to the mailing list or need to be approved by a moderator beforehand. In such cases you will get a message form the mailing list system explaining why your email has not been delivered (yet).
7. Who will help me, if I don't know what to do?
8. How do I create my own mailing list?
Creating a new mailing list is very simple, but please be aware that [a lot of] responsibility and some work comes with it. More information on the topic of how to create your own mailing list can be found [here].