UMN Technical Mailing Lists

The following listservs and Google Groups are available at the University for discussion of information security and other information technology topics.

Security-Related Mailing List *

List NameRestrictionsPurpose
comp-secU of M Full-time StaffPotentially sensitive security alerts and announcements. May include in-progress IT Security attacks and compromised hosts. This is a closed list.  Do not forward without approval from University Information Security.  All members vetted by University Information Security staff.  Also sign up for the Net-People listserv to receive the monthly Comp-Sec meeting agenda.

IT Mailing Lists *

List NameRestrictionsPurpose
net-peopleNoneGeneral purpose networking discussion & announcements.  Managed by OIT Networking & Telecommunications Services (NTS).

IT Google Groups

* How to subscribe to a  U of M Listserv:

  1. Address an e-mail message to [email protected]
  2. Leave the Subject line blank
  3. On the first line of the Message area type: SUBSCRIBE listname Your full name
  4. Send message
  5. You will receive a confirmation that you have been added to the LISTSERV, along with a memo describing how to use the LISTSERV.

For more information on Listservs, see

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