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Email discussion lists for the UK Education and Research communities

What is JISCMail?

JiscMail helps groups of individuals to communicate & discuss education/research interests using email discussion lists. JiscMail Helpline are the team who provide information, advice, support and help to users of the service, from setting up new lists, to helping customers find lists, join lists, update their details.

JiscMail is funded by Jisc, which is a charity who champion the use of digital technologies in the UK education and research.


JiscMail helps Jisc fulfil its mission:

To enable people in higher education, further education and skills in the UK to perform at the forefront of international practice by exploiting fully the possibilities of modern digital empowerment, content and connectivity.

Who Uses JISCMail?

The main users are from Higher and Further Education and also Research communities both in the UK and worldwide. See the global distribution via our User Map.

Why Use JISCMail?

  • JISCMail can be used either via email or web browser.
  • LISTSERV is highly configurable, providing a list owner with the means to control every aspect of the list.
  • There is no need to be an IT guru as our friendly and helpful support staff are only an email or phone call away from providing assistance.
  • For out of hours help there is a variety of documentation on our website, including up to date service news.
  • JISCMail also provides detailed training and workshops at a variety of venues including bespoke sessions at your location.
  • JISCMail hosts thousands of lists on a huge variety of different subjects.