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1. What is the Mailing list subscription service?

The Mailing list subscription service enables members to self subscribe/unsubscribe to the different ITU-T Study Groups mailing lists. This service is available at: http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/services.

2. Who can subscribe to a mailing list?

To subscribe to mailing lists, you need a TIES account or a Guest account

If you don't have a TIES account: If you are not eligible for a TIES account: *Please note that self subscription to most ITU-T mailing lists is available only to ITU-T members with a TIES account. With a Guest account, offered capacities are limited and subscription will require approval from the service owner (Study Group secretariat, Focus Group secretariat, etc.).

3. What are TIES and Guest accounts?
  • TIES account: ITU members can obtain a TIES account and password, which will give them access to all services restricted to ITU membership, including subscription to mailing lists. For more information on TIES, please see What is TIES?
  • Guest account: Guest accounts are accounts allowing access to a limited number of resources available from ITU. While TIES accounts enjoy facilities such as automatic subscription to Study Group mailing lists and access to the ITU-T's Study Group documentation and informal FTP areas, Guest accounts have access only to public resources (for example, newsletter subscriptions). Anyone can create a Guest account, but access to services reserved to members are then granted on a case-by-case basis.
4. With what e-mail address am I subscribed to the mailing list?

Your TIES e-mail address is automatically subscribed and becomes the default subscription e-mail when you join a mailing list. Messages from the mailing lists are sent to your TIES e-mail address by default.

If you have a Guest account, you will be subscribed with the e-mail address that you provided when you registered for a Guest account.

5. How do I change the e-mail address for my mailing list subscriptions?

A. For TIES Users: You may change at any time your mailing list e-mail address and contact e-mail address by modifying your TIES account profile at: http://www.itu.int/TIES. These changes will be automatically reflected in all of your mailing list subscriptions.

To update your profile:
  1. Log in to http://www.itu.int/TIES and click on "Edit my account" to edit your profile (e-mail forwarding, contact e-mail, password, etc.).
  2. In the ITU-T Mailing list e-mail box, type the e-mail address that you want to use for your mailing list subscriptions and click on Update.
  3. Once updated, the messages from the mailing lists will be sent to this e-mail address.
TIES Profile Update

B. For Guest accounts: You may change at any time your e-mail address by modifying your account profile at: http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/services. This change will be automatically reflected in all of your mailing list subscriptions.

Additional Information
  • Once you are subscribed, you can send a message to the mailing list from any of the e-mail addresses defined in your profile.
  • Messages sent to your TIES e-mail address are automatically forwarded to the e-mail Forwarding address if it is defined in your profile.
  • This procedure might take up to 1 - 2 hours to be fully completed.
Quick Guides 6. How do I subscribe to a mailing list?
  • Go to the ITU-T Electronic Registration and Subscription Service page.
  • Click on the “Login” button and identify yourself with your TIES username and password, or your Guest account username and password.
  • Once logged in, the Service Catalog of all available services will be displayed according to groups. 
  • Depending on the group you select under the Service Catalog tree, services which are open for subscription will be displayed under the Services Open for Subscription tab.
  • To subscribe, simply tick on the check box next to the service and click on the Subscribe/Request subscription button.
  • Depending on your ITU membership,  you will be automatically subscribed to the service or your request will be sent to the service owner for approval.
  • Shortly afterwards you will receive an e-mail confirmation to your default e-mail address.
Note:
  • The subscription procedure might take up to 30 minutes to be fully completed.
7. How do I unsubscribe from a mailing list?
  • Go to the ITU-T Electronic Registration and Subscription Service page.
  • Click on the “Login” button and identify yourself with your TIES username and password, or your Guest account username and password.
  • Select from the Service Catalog tree the group where the mailing list you want to unsubscribe to belongs. The mailing list you are subscribed to will be displayed under the Active Subscriptions tab.
  • To unsubscribe, simply tick on the check box next to the service and click on the Unsubscribe button.
  • Shortly afterwards, you will receive an e-mail confirmation that you have been unsubscribed.
8. How do I find out which e-mail mailing lists I have subscribed to?
  • Go to the ITU-T Electronic Registration and Subscription Service page.
  • Click on the “Login” button and identify yourself with your TIES username and password, or your Guest account username and password.
  • Depending on the group you select under the Service Catalog tree, services which you are subscribed to will be displayed under the Active Subscriptions tab.
9. How can I see the e-mail addresses that I use for the mailing lists?
  • Go to the ITU-T Electronic Registration and Subscription Service page.
  • Click on the “Login” button and identify yourself with your TIES username and password, or your Guest account username and password.
  • Under “My Profile” you can see all your e-mail addresses that can be used for the mailing lists.
10. How do I access the mailing lists archives?

Using your TIES account, the mailing list archives can be accessed directly through:

http://www.itu.int/ml/lists/arc/%listname% where %listname% should be replaced by the corresponding mailing list name.

Example: For the mailing list t13sg16all@lists.itu.int the archive is http://www.itu.int/ml/lists/arc/t13sg16all.

11. How do I send e-mails to a mailing list?

Simply send the mail you want to be distributed to the mailing list address (ex. t13sg16all@lists.itu.int). Mail sent to that address will automatically be picked up and redistributed to the mailing list subscribers.

Note: If the e-mail account from which you sent the e-mail is not subscribed to the mailing list, you will receive a delivery failure message.