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I belong to several mailing lists. Can I use the same password for each list?


You can set the same password for all the lists to which you belong.

Follow these steps:

    1. Go to the Sussex Mailing Lists home page.
    2. Scroll down to the second section, headed 'Quick links for list subscribers'.
    3. Enter the exact name of a mailing list of which you know you are a member (don't type the @sussex.ac.uk part) in the text box, then click the GO button.  This should take you to a page with your mailing list's name in the page heading.
      If you are shown a long page titled 'lists.sussex.ac.uk Mailing Lists' you have typed an incorrect mailing list name - go back to step 1.
    4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and enter your subscribed email address next to the button labelled 'Unsubscribe or edit options'.  Then click the button.
    5. In the page that appears next, scroll down to the section labelled Change Your Password.  Enter your new choice of password in the New password box, and again in the Again to confirm box.  Do not click  the Change My Password button yet.
    6. Click the Change globally check-box.
    7. Now click the Change My Password button.

 

There may be a short delay while the Mailman system sets your password. Then you will have the same password for all your lists.

Note:  if you later join another mailing list, that new list will not be included with the lists for which your password is the same, and you will need to repeat the above procedure. 

NEVER use your general email account password for your mailing list subscriptions or for list administration.   ALWAYS use a different password to that used by your account.

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Created by Andy Clews on 12 November 2004 and last updated by Richard Byrom-Colburn on 20 October 2016