Basic web signup form https://acm.cs.uic.edu/mailsignup
There are 3 types of lists used by the UICACM, listserv, mailman, and google groups. listserv is hosted at listserv.uic.edu by the university. Google groups is hosted by google as part of UIC's gapps partnership.
We host mailman on acm.cs.uic.edu.
acm OR acm-announce are the lists being referred to when told to sign up to the ACM mailing list
The UIC-ACM has several mailing lists.
To subscribe to these lists, send an email to email@example.com with the contents “SUBSCRIBE listname FirstName LastName“
To send a message to a list, email firstname.lastname@example.org
To un-subscribe to these lists, send an email to email@example.com with the contents “SIGNOFF listname“
To subscribe to any of the lists, send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://acm.cs.uic.edu/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo
see a list of lists here: https://acm.cs.uic.edu/mailman subscribe either by going to the list web page or sending an email to email@example.com
Mailman has 4 password types
Talk to a sysadmin, or email sigsysadmin AT acm.cs.uic.edu, they should have a up to date list of the passwords for the mailing lists, or can do a reset.
cd /usr/lib/mailman/bin sudo ./change_pw -l list-name
mailman can be administered from here:
Admins and ACM Officers should have access to admin the mailing list via the sudo command.
The commands for managing Mailman from the command line are located in
the shell can be used to reset passwords for things
add a user to a list, handy if you are not a list admin but have sudo access
echo firstname.lastname@example.org | sudo /usr/lib/mailman/bin/add_members -r - acm-announce
If no posts are going out:
If the mail is being delevired to `/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post sigsysadmin` but no email comes out:
systemctl stop mailman ls -l /var/lib/mailman/locks rm -rf /var/lib/mailman/locks/*
the acm list is not hosted on acm.cs.uic.edu, it is hosted at listserv.uic.edu if you need admin access, ask an admin to add you as an admin.
If there are no more admins around, I would email email@example.com, and ask for it. They might require a faculty member make the request.
by default, everyone joins this list as moderated, meaning they cannot post to the list. if you need to be un-moderated, go to https://acm.cs.uic.edu/cgi-bin/mailman/admin/acm-announce/members, find your email address, and make sure the mod column is unchecked. You can also select the option to add a sender to the Accept list/remove their mod flag when approving an email that has been blocked for moderator approval.
A private list for ACM's officers. It is open for anyone to email, emails are sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.