The best-known public list is physics-announce, which receives announcements for colloquia, seminars and other events, for interested people outside the School.
firstname.lastname@example.org, containing the subject:
email@example.com, with the subject:
physics-all, there's no need to subscribe to this list, you will already be receiving these messages.
Members of the School are subscribed to several lists automatically, by being included in the school directory.
The best-known of these is
physics-all, which is used for general informational messages. Any subscriber can send to this list. Please use discretion in what you send, reserving its use for matters that are mostly business-related. You should never forward spam messages to any mailing list.
Other automated lists exist, which depend on your role in the department, eg staff, grads, etc.
Many mailing lists exist on the School's list server, too many to attempt listing here.
The “Mailing lists” section in MyPhys shows you all the lists you are subscribed to, and lets you set whether or not to receive mail from them. You can't manually subscribe or unsubscribe from our automated lists such as physics-all, but if for some reason you don't want to receive messages from them, you can change this in MyPhys.
Also available in MyPhys is an exhaustive list of what mailing lists exist and who is in charge of them. This is similar to the “list of lists” available in the mailing lists system itself at http://lists.physics.umn.edu but may also show some which are not visible there.
You can subscribe to any of these lists similarly to “physics-announce” above - send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject
SUBSCRIBE listname. Depending on the specific list, this will either subscribe you, or send your request to the list owner.
Some other list operations have to be performed directly in the lists system web interface at http://lists.physics.umn.edu, where you can log in using your Physics account. Log in to the site with the username username
@physics.umn.edu (replace username with your own physics username), and your physics password.
The lists are subdivided into categories:
UNSUBSCRIBE physics-announce email@example.com
The mailing list system will send you a confirmation message, to which you'll need to reply to complete the unsubscription.
If you have a physics account, you can request creation of your own mailing list by logging in to http://lists.physics.umn.edu.