These guidelines provide assistance for using, requesting, and updating non Working Group email lists.
Any email sent to IETF lists is considered an IETF "Contribution" as defined in RFC 5378, Section 1 (see also the NOTE WELL statement).
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.