How do I subscribe to a Mailing List?

This FAQ was last modified on: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 09:10pm
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Subscribe to a mailing list using an email message:

  1. Send a message to sympa@lists.gatech.edu from the address you want to subscribe to the list.
  2. In the subject line of your message, type in: subscribe nameofthelist Firstname Name (replace 'nameofthelist' by the name of the list you want to subscribe to and indicate your own first name and name).
  3. Leave the message body blank.

After this, you will receive a message telling you whether your request was accepted or not: if the subscription to the list is subject to any approval, the list owner may choose not to subscribe you. If so, do not send several other requests: it is useless as the result will remain the same. You can possibly send a message directly to the list owner (nameofthelist-request@lists.gatech.edu) to explain why you really want to subscribe to the list...

Note: You will sometimes be asked to confirm your subscription request before it can be processed. If so, please adhere to the instructions contained in the message you receive.

According to the type of list (list with subscriptions subject to conditions or not), and to the availability of the list owner, you may not receive the notice immediately. Please DO NOT send several requests.