Below is information about IEEE Mailing Lists, including procedures, creation, mailtenance, and owner responsibilities.
It is the responsibility of the owner to maintain the list depending on the type of group or list. This means adding/deleting members if subscribing is not permitted, or reviewing/editing messages if moderating is required. In all cases, the owners send the original ASCII text files to the members of the group or list.
As extracted from the IEEE Electronic Mail Policy:
3.4.2 Every e-mail list must have an owner. The list owner responsibilities include:
3.4.3 Every e-mail list must include an introductory file that is delivered to each new list member at the time of subscription or entry into the list. The file must contain:
Discussion Groups (those where replies are set to automatically go back to the whole group) must be watched extrememely carefully! There are times when messages bounce and the receiving mail-system sends the bounce message back into the list instead of to the list's owner. In such cases, it is of the utmost importance that the list's owner quickly determine which recipient address is causing the problem and remove it as quickly as possible.