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Mailing List Creation

The Sympa mailing list system is not linked to your NetID, therefore it is necessary to create an account before you can create a mailing list.

  • Anyone who owns or manages  a Sympa list must have an employee email address (@unr.edu). No other email addresses will be accepted. 
  • Mailing lists must be associated with University educational or business goals. 

Please Note: lists created on the Sympa mailing list server are not, and should not be, associated with class rosters or with WebCampus classes. Methods for e-mailing a class roster are provided by MyNEVADA and WebCampus.

Creating My Sympa Account?

  1. Open up a web browser and go to https://lists.unr.edu.
  2. Click on the First Login? link in the upper right hand corner of the screen. 
  3. Enter in your employee email address and click Request First Password.Screenshot of the Sympa Account Registration page with a red box around the Request First Password button and a red arrow pointing towards the Request First Password button.
  4. An email will be sent to the address you provided. Follow the steps in the email and set up your password.

Creating a Mailing List

  1. Login to Sympa using your employee email address and personalized password.
  2. Click on the Request List tab. 
  3. Enter the following information in under the Create a list using a template Section:Screenshot of the Sympa Request a List page with a red box around the Submit your creation request button and a red arrow pointing towards the Submit your creation request button.
  • List Name: 

    Select a short, concise name. Long and/or complicated names are prone to misspelling and other errors.
    List names may contain any combination of letters, numbers, dashes and underscores. No spaces or special characters (i.e: $,%,*,~) are allowed.

    Example: The name must be unique. A mailing list for English 100 Section 33 might be named "eng10033," so the resulting email address would be "eng10033@lists.unr.edu". Check the List of Lists tab to search for existing list names.

  • Owner: 

    This will be the e-mail address of the user creating the list. You can add additional owners after the list is created.

  • List Type (Choose one): 

    Public discussion mailing list:

    Public Archives
    Only Subscribers Can Post

    Hotline Mailing List

    Everyone May Post
    Private Archives
    Controlled Subscription

    Mailing list configuration to be used for a news letter providing both text plain and HTML formats

    Public and Moderated List
    Subscribers Emails are Protected
    Default Reception Format is HTML

    Mailing list for intranets

    Mailing list configuration to be used for a news letter

    Public and Moderated list
    Subscribers Emails are Protected

    Private working group setup

    Only Subscribers Van Post
    Private Archives
    Controlled Subscription

    Web forum ML Messages can either be read via email (subscription) or via the web (web archives)

Please Note: More list types are available. List type settings can be changed once the list is created. If your list requirements aren't met by the default options, just pick one and adjust the settings later.

  • Subject

    Short description of the purpose of the mailing list.
  • Topics

    Pick a topic that best fits the type of list.
  • Description

    A long description of the purpose of the mailing list.

Click on the Submit your creation request button. The University Listmaster (a member of OIT) will review the application (usually within hours). The list owner will receive an e-mail notification of the decision. If approved, the list owner may then return to the Sympa Server to manage the new list.

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