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Majordomo Mailing List Instructions


The CS Department at WPI provides a mailing list for each course to encourage productive discussion of the class topic. Several on-campus research groups and ethnic groups are also served by the CS majordomo list software.

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Note:

To assist TAs and faculty, the class mailing lists and student files for turnin are created every term for the classes offered.

Students registering late can add themselves to a mailing list by sending a message to majordomo@cs.wpi.edu in the following format:
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