Mailing Lists

WCTS maintains a collection of centralized E-mail mailing lists to make it quicker and easier for individuals within the Whitman community to communicate with students, faculty, and staff. Individuals can also create their own mailing lists within their E-mail program or request a list be created using our list management program on the server.

  • General Lists: This includes lists such as the student, community, and rides lists. 

  • Custom Lists: These are special lists that you can request to have set up for almost any kind of group or organization. 

Creating New Lists

Members of the Whitman community may create their own lists for specific classes, clubs, or other special groups. 

  • Classes — There are two types of class-specific mailing lists: 
    • For any class that is already set up in CLEo, a mailing list has already been automatically set up for you. To send a message to this list, simply send email to the special email address associated with the CLEo class site. To find this special email address:
      • Log in to the CLEo site.
      • Select the class that you wish to send a message to.
      • Select the "Email Archive" tab on the left-hand side of the page. The E-mail address for the class list should be at the top of the resulting page.
    • For any class not set up in CLEo, you can request that we create a non-CLEo class list.
  • Other Custom Lists — Custom lists may also be created for organizations other than classes. Any member of the Whitman community can submit a list-creation request

Subscribing and Unsubscribing

To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change your personal status for any of the standard campus lists such as community, students, rides, etc., use the Mailing List Management program.

  • To subscribe to campus lists other than standard campus lists, just send a blank message to list-subscribe@lists.whitman.edu, where list is the name of the mailing list to which you want to subscribe.
  • To unsubscribe from campus lists other than the standard campus lists, send a blank message to list-unsubscribe@lists.whitman.edu, where list is the name of the mailing list from which you want to unsubscribe.
  • After you send this message, you should get a confirmation. Respond to that and you're done!

Posting to a List

To post a message to a mailing list, compose your message and send it to listname@lists.whitman.edu, where listname is the name of the list you are posting to.

Digest Mode

You may choose to subscribe to lists in "digest mode." Choosing this option means that you will receive a single summary message daily containing all of the individual postings made to that list in the last 24 hours.

To change your digest settings for any of the standard campus lists (Students, Community, For Sale, Rides, Lost and Found), use the Mailing List Manager program. For all other lists:

  • To receive digests of a list:
    list-digest-subscribe@lists.whitman.edu where list is the digest list to which you want to subscribe.
  • To stop receiving digests of a list:
    list-digest-unsubscribe@lists.whitman.edu
    where list is the digest list from which you want to unsubcribe.
  • When you send this message, you'll get a confirmation, respond to that and you're done!

Note: You can subscribe to both the regular message list and the digest list at the same time! Some people like this feature...if you end up subscribed to both but don't want to be, just unsubscribe yourself from the one you don't want.

Remember: You can also switch to digest mode for any of the standard campus E-mail lists.

Archives

The web-based mailing list archives were discontinued as of Fall 2002.

Archives are still available via the EZMLM mailing list manager commands. For example, to get messages 101 to 200 of the student mailinglist, send an E-mail to students-get.101_200@lists.whitman.edu.

Other Commands

For a complete list of available commands, send a blank message to list-help@lists.whitman.edu
where list is the name of the specific mailing list.