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The Chemistry Department has a number of mailing lists, which are provided by the University's lists.cam.ac.uk service.



Available lists


Go to https://lists.cam.ac.uk/mailman/. You will see a search box, which you can use to search for mailing lists by name. All Chemistry Department lists have a name that starts chem-, so you can see all lists in the Department by typing that into the search box and clicking the Search Advertised button. In the search results, click on the name of a mailing list to see more information about it.


Viewing lists that you are subscribed to


Go to https://lists.cam.ac.uk/mailman/ and click the Cambridge Users: Log in using Raven link. After logging in, you will see a list of all of the mailing lists that you are a member of, as well as any lists for which you are an administrator.


Subscribing to lists


Find the group you wish to subscribe to by looking at the Available lists (see above). On the list info page, follow the instructions under the Subscribing to <mailing-list-name> header. The list administrators will be notified of your request to subscribe, and will then need to approve it.


Please note that the membership of some mailing lists (such as chem-general, chem-safety) is automatically generated from the Department's administration database, and so do not have a subscription link on the list info page. If you believe that you should be subscribed to one of these lists, please email the Computer Officers.


Unsubscribing from lists


After logging in to view the lists that you are subscribed to, go to the list info page and click the Unsubscribe or edit options button, and then follow the instructions.


Please note that the membership of some mailing lists (such as chem-general, chem-safety, etc.) is automatically generated from the Department's administration database, and so do not have an option to unsubscribe on the list info page. If you wish to unsubscribe from one of these lists, please email the Computer Officers.


Viewing list membership


For some lists, you will be able to see the list membership when logged in to the mailing list sytem. Find the list you are interested in (see Available lists), and you may see a View subscriber list button that you can click on. Please note that the privacy options for a list will be set to one of


  • Anyone can view the list membership
  • All subscribed list members can view the list membership
  • Only the list administrators can view the list membership

Posting to lists


The list info page will usually include the email address to use for posting to the list. The email address to use will be of the form list-name@lists.cam.ac.uk.


Please note that there are different mailing list posting policies that may apply to any particular list, such as


  • all list members can post
  • only list administrators can post
  • only list administrators and a specific list of authorised senders can post

If you try to email a mailing list that you do not have permission to post to, the list moderators/administrators will be notified, and will then either choose to accept or reject your message.


Creating a new mailing list


If you would like a new Chemistry Department mailing list to be created, please email the Computer Officers.


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