Mailing Lists

A mailing list is a popular and easy way for groups to share information via e-mail. When you send an e-mail to a mailing list, the message is automatically forwarded to all list subscribers.

UBC's Okanagan campus has several publicly accessible mailing lists* for community-based [i.e. users helping users] software and operating system support.

* Valid e-mail account (UBC or otherwise) required.

Available Mailing Lists for IT Support

  • ubco-cms - for Content Management System users (Active Content Manager)

Subscribing to a Mailing List

To add yourself to a mailing list, send an e-mail to with the following command in the body of your e-mail message:

subscribe [list-name]

or from another account (besides the account you’re sending from):

subscribe [list-name] [your e-mail address]

You will be sent a subscription confirmation e-mail message containing instructions on how to send a subscription authorization e-mail.

Unsubscribing from a Mailing List

If you ever want to remove yourself from a mailing list, send an e-mail to with the following command in the body of your e-mail message:

unsubscribe [list-name]

or from another account (besides the account you’re sending from):

unsubscribe [list-name] [your e-mail address]

Posting Messages to a Mailing List

Please remember that these are publicly readable mailing lists and that all messages are non-confidential.  To send a message to the discussion group write an e-mail message to:


To avoid spam, these lists may only be posted to by list members.

Please adhere to the following simple guidelines:

  1. When replying to messages, please avoid including the message you are responding to. This cuts down on e-mail volume and makes the digest far easier to read.
  2. Post messages in simple text - avoid html formatted messages (not everyone reads their mail from an html rendering capable client).
  3. Please avoid posting large attachments to the list. Send a message asking individuals to contact you if interested in receiving large documents.
  4. Please unsubscribe from the list if you are away and leave an automatic reply on your e-mail.
  5. This list should not be used for advertising or marketing products or services.

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Please Note: These mailing lists are not an official support channel for IT, Media and Classroom Services at UBC's Okanagan campus.

IT, Media and Classroom Services does not monitor or respond to postings on the mailing list.

For official support please contact the IT Helpdesk at 250.807.9000 or enter a ticket.

How do I set-up my own mailing list?

Mailing lists are most effective when there are many subscribers - if you only need a small list, you are probably better off sending an e-mail to multiple recipients. However, if you want to e-mail more than a few people and/or the number of recipients will potentially grow, a mailing list is a useful tool.

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