How do I set up a list that uses my domain name, like lists.organization.org?

Every member is free to use Critpath supplied domain names for their email lists.

However, if you would like to use your own domain, you can do so by taking the following steps:

  • Choose which list server to use. If you want to setup a high volume email lists, you’ll want to use the server assata.mayfirst.org. If you want a discussion list or a low volume list, you’ll want to use leslie.mayfirst.org.
  • Create an MX record via the  Members Control Panel. Select the service “DNS.” Then, click to add a new item. For type, choose MX. For domain name, enter the domain name you want to use (e.g. lists.organization.org). For server name, enter either assata.mayfirst.org or leslie.mayfirst.org. Leave all other values blank or with the default settings.

Once you add your MX record, then your new domain name will appear in the drop down when creating a new list.

Note: this domain will only be used for the email address (e.g. yourlist@lists.yourdomain.org). The web address for accessing the list will still be https://lists.critpath.org/mailman/listinfo/yourlist. That is because we strongly encourage using https when accessing any web site that requires passwords and if you use your own domain, the https connection would fail because our TLS certificate uses the domain lists.critpath.org.

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