These guidelines provide assistance for using, requesting, and updating non Working Group email lists.
To request a non-working group list, or to update or delete an existing list, please send an email to an appropriate Area Director for approval, and ask him/her to forward the approved request to email@example.com. When adding a list, please provide the following information:
Note: Mailman does not support the renaming of mail lists, so please choose the list name very carefully. In order to rename a Mailman list, the Secretariat must create a new list and migrate the subscribers and archives over. This process can result in data loss as Mailman occasionally encounters issues with the re-import of the archives.
The renaming of mail lists is also prohibited because it breaks the URLs of the list archives at https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/.
The following types of lists SHOULD be added to the list of non-Working Group email lists:
The following types of lists SHOULD NOT be added:
These guidelines are intended to make the list useful and easy to maintain. This list is maintained by the IETF Secretariat. The guidelines are set by the IESG.