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~-[[FrontPage|Launchpad Help]] > [[Teams]] > [[Teams/MailingLists|Mailing lists]]-~

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= Overview =

Your team can have its own mailing list, hosted and managed by Launchpad.

Team mailing lists are useful because they:

 * use team memberships to control mailing list permissions: many projects use Launchpad teams to group their users and developers into convenient teams
 * accept posts from any email address registered in a subscriber's Launchpad profile
 * allow team members to manage all their Launchpad list subscriptions in one place
 * greatly simplify administration: manage multiple lists through one interface
 * automatically archive posts: copies are archived on Launchpad itself and at mail-archive.com, a popular long-term list archive site.

For the technically minded, Launchpad mailing lists are managed by [[http://www.list.org|GNU Mailman]], although we have simplified the web interface, allowing you to easily administer multiple lists through Launchpad.
 
= Taking part in mailing lists =

Launchpad mailing lists are team-oriented: every team may have one mailing list and every mailing list is associated with exactly one team.

As a team member, you can subscribe to that team's mailing list but it is optional: joining a team does not automatically subscribe you to its mailing list.

== Subscribing ==

'''Step 1:''' Visit the [[https://launchpad.net/people/+me/+editemails|Edit emails]] page in your profile.

'''Step 2:''' Scroll to the bottom of the page, where you'll see all the mailing lists you can join.

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'''Step 3:''' Use the drop-down, beside your chosen to list, to select the email address where you want to receive the emails.

'''Step 4:''' Click ```Update Subscriptions```.

You don't need to confirm your subscription as you've already confirmed your email addresses and you're logged into Launchpad.

As soon as your subscription is live, Launchpad will send you a welcome email, which may include a custom message from the team's owners.

== Using the list ==

Let's say you've joined the launchpad-doc team's mailing list. To send email to the list, you'd use the address ```launchpad-doc@lists.launchpad.net```. You can send it from any address that's registered in your Launchpad profile. However, Launchpad will only send email to the address you specified when subscribing to the list.

After a few minutes, depending on network latencies, you should receive your message in your inbox. It'll also appear in the list's archive.

It's just the same for all other lists: take the name of the team and append it to ```@lists.launchpad.net```.

{i} '''Note:'''
 * Postings by people who are not Launchpad members, or are not members of the team, are immediately discarded.
 * All Launchpad mailing list messages are publicly archived and '''the archives are open to everyone''', not just Launchpad or team members. If you have any issues with information available in the archives, you should contact [[https://help.launchpad.net/Feedback|the Launchpad administrators]]. However, our general policy is '''never to remove archive messages or information contained therein'''.

=== If you use Gmail ===

If you use Gmail and don't see your own posts arrive in your inbox, it is probably because of a [[http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq02.008.htp|this issue]]. Unfortunately, this not something that we can fix. Instead, check the list's archive to confirm your message has been accepted.

== Unsubscribing and changing your subscription ==

To unsubscribe from a list, or change the email address where you receive a particular list's mails, visit your [[https://launchpad.net/people/+me/+editemails|Edit emails]] page. There, you can either select another address that's already registered in your profile or the ```Don't subscribe``` option for any of your lists.

= Establishing a list for your team =

The Launchpad team reviews all new requests for mailing lists. This is to help reduce misuse of the Launchpad's list hosting.

You can request a mailing list for your team by clicking ```Configure mailing list``` in the ```Actions``` menu on the team's overview page.

We handle new mailing list application requests several times a day and will enable your mailing list as soon as possible. Once we've approved your mailing list, you'll see a ```Configure mailing list``` in the ```Actions``` menu on your team's overview page.

== Customising your team's welcome message ==

You can specify a custom message to be included in the welcome message that Launchpad sends to new list subscribers.

Click ```Configure mailing list``` in the ```Actions``` menu on your team's overview page to enter your custom message.

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= Viewing list archives =

Full archives for each mailing list are available by clicking ```Mailing list archive``` on the team's overview page.

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The archives are available to view by date or thread.

= Next step =

Teams are a great way for communities to organise themselves. If, however, your project isn't yet in Launchpad's directory, you need to [[Projects/Registering|register it]] to use track its bugs and code, translate it into different languages and more.

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