Mailing Lists FAQs

Who can subscribe to a mailing list?
How do you subscribe to a mailing list?
How do you unsubscribe from a mailing list?
Are weekly digest posts available?
What if I change my email address?
Are archives available for the mailing lists?
How do I get a reminder of my mailing list password?
Which list manager software do you use?
Who should I contact for further help?
Where can I find the charters for the mailing lists?

Who can subscribe to a mailing list?

Most mailing lists restrict their subscriptions to members of ACCU. (Click here to join.)

The following mailing lists are open to anyone wishing to subscribe:

Mailing List Pre-Moderated Charter Subscribe Archive
accu-general
A coffee house style chat room for developers, both ACCU members and friends are welcome here. Only OFFENSIVE or HATE subjects are off topic. That is: no bad language, racial comments, talk about religion, politic or history that causes more heat than light. Please note we do not allow job adverts to be posted to this list, use accu-contacts for this purpose.
no subscribe archive
accu-london
Announcements about upcoming ACCU events in London. Low volume; open to non-members.
no subscribe archive
accu-oxford
Announcements about upcoming ACCU events in Oxford. Low volume; open to non-members.
no subscribe archive

How do you subscribe to a mailing list?

To subscribe to a mailing list click on the link supplied above, or on the mailing lists page, or through the mailing list manager configuration pages.

Alternatively, send an email to the mailing list request address (e.g. for accu-general the email address is accu-general-request@accu.org) with the single word subscribe (or unsubscribe to unsubscribe) in the body of the message. The subject line of the message is ignored. Please make sure that all formatting, signatures and vcards are swiched off, as this can confuse the mailing list manager software.

How do you unsubscribe from a mailing list?

To unsubscribe from a mailing list visit the mailing list manager configuration pages and select the appropriate mailing list. You can then click on the "Unsubscribe or edit options" button which will allow you to unsubscribe. You will need the credentials created by mailman for your subscription to unsubscribe which are different to those needed to log into the site. A reminder of these credentials is sent out from the mailing list manager every month.

Alternatively, send an email to the subscribe link of the appropriate mailing list request address (e.g. for accu-general the email address is accu-general-request@accu.org) with the single word unsubscribe in the body of the message. The subject line of the message is ignored. Please make sure that all formatting, signatures and vcards are swiched off, as this can confuse the mailing list manager software.

Are weekly digest posts available?

You can optionally receive a weekly email consisting of all posts batched up as one big file by modify the options associated with your mailing list subscription. These options can be configured using the mailing list manager configuration pages using an address of the form: https://lists.accu.org/mailman/options/<mailing list>/<email address>. The exact address to use will be sent in your subscription confirmation and the monthly subscription reminder.

Are archives available for the mailing lists?

Archives for the mailing lists are available through the mailing list manager configuration pages.

Older Hypermail archives of accu-general and accu-prog-questions are available to members (you will need to be logged in on the old site to see these archives).

How do I get a reminder of my mailing list password?

After June 2018 the mailing lists no longer send monthly password reminders. You can obtain a password reminder through the mailing list manager configuration pages.

Which list manager software do you use?

The mailing list manager software currently used by ACCU is Mailman version 2.1.

What if I change my email address?

If your email address is due to change, then please unsubscribe from any lists you belong to, and subscribe back to the lists when you get your new email address.

If your email address has already changed, then please get in touch with the list owner who will be able to manually re-subscribe/unsubscribe you. The list owner address is the normal list address with "-owner" appended, e.g. accu-info-owner@accu.org or accu-hosts-owner@accu.org.

Where can I find the charters for the mailing lists?

The charters of the ACCU mailing lists can be found here:

Who should I contact for further help?

If you have any further problems or queries, please contact one of the mailing list administrators:

Page last changed 14 June 2020.