Standard configurations based on list use

Sympa gives you lots of options when setting up a new mailing list - which can be a problem. Most are of little or no use in the context of the University. The table below covers the most common list requirements and provides links to information on the standard configuration for the specific requirements of the list.
What I want the list to do List type to choose Select the correct configuration once the list is created
I want a mailing list where all list members will receive emails and can also post to the list. In other words, I want a list that lets list members share information or participate in discussions. discussion_list Standard configuration for the discussion list option
I want a mailing list where only the listowner(s) or moderator(s) can post. In other words, I want to be able to send list members information and have them only reply to the individual posting and not to each other. news-letter Standard configuration for the newsletter (one sender) option
I want a mailing list where only listowner(s), moderator(s) and a delegated mailbox can post. In other words, I want a team (using a delegate mailbox) to be able to email list members and have the list members reply to the team and not to each other. news-letter Standard configuration for the newsletter (delegate account) option
I want a mailing list where all the members of another list are allowed to email members of the list; for example, where any departmental staff are allowed to use a list to communicate to students. news-letter Standard configuration for the newsletter (large number of senders) option
I want a mailing list where anybody can post (you may be better with a delegated account - follow the link in the last column for further information). hotline Standard configuration for the hotline (public to team) option
None of the above. news-letter Once the list has been approved and created, contact the IT Service Desk for advice