Mailing List Services

Service Type


Description of service

Email distribution lists to which users may subscribe and unsubscribe are typically called list serves or mailing list services. Some mailing lists are set up by list owners to distribute newsletters or announcements to subscribers, others are more open and allow any subscriber to send messages to all subscribers. OIT currently uses Majordomo2 mailing list server and Google Groups to provide these services at NC State.

Groups eligible for service

NC State faculty, staff, affiliated professional organizations, registered student organizations.

Type of use

Mailing lists are not provided for “Personal Use,” as defined in Section III of Administrative Regulations – Computer Use. Mailing list services are provided for university-related activities, including academic, research, student organization and outreach.

Duration of service

Annual renewal; see details below.


No additional fees are charged for this service.

To obtain service

To request a new email list or to subscribe to an existing list, visit for MajorDomo or for Google Groups.

Rules of use

All NC State computer and network resources are governed by the Administrative Regulations – Computer Use.

Additional service procedures and restrictions

List owners will be sent an email message each year to renew or discontinue their Mailing List(s). If there is no response after 30 days, a message will be sent to the list(s). If there is no response after 30 days or if no one will act as list owner, the list will be disabled.

For more information and documentation visit or G Suite Groups.