About Coastal_list

Coastal_list is a moderated email list for coastal engineers. It was established on September 28, 1995 by Robert Dalrymple of the Center for Applied Coastal Research at the University of Delaware.

The purpose of the list is to provide the over 1700 enrolled coastal engineers/scientists a means to communicate with each other so that items of interest for the community will be disseminated broadly. These items might include job announcements, conference calls-for-papers, new findings and calls for action by the group.

General information

General information about the mailing list is available at: http://udel.edu/mailman/listinfo/coastal_list

The Mailman System

Coastal_list is administered through a web-based program called Mailman. Mailman is software to help manage email discussion lists, much like Majordomo and SmartList. Unlike most similar products, Mailman gives each mailing list a web page, and allows users to subscribe, unsubscribe, etc. over the web. Mailman also integrates most things people want to do with mailing lists, including archiving, mail-to-news gateways, integrated bounce handling, spam prevention, email-based admin commands, direct SMTP delivery (with fast bulk mailing), support for virtual domains, and more.

Mailman runs on most Unix-like systems, is compatible with most web servers and browsers, and most SMTP servers. Mailman requires Python version 1.5 or newer. Python is a free object-oriented scripting language. A few files are written in C for security purposes.


To subscribe to coastal_list, follow the instructions at the coastal_list website: http://udel.edu/mailman/listinfo/coastal_list

You will be sent email requesting confirmation, to prevent others from gratuitously subscribing you. This is a hidden list, which means that the members list is available only to the list administrator.

Posting a Message

To post a message to all the list members, send email to coastal_list@UDel.Edu.
Please include both a descriptive subject line and your full signature (name and postal address). Do not include attachments as they will not be forwarded.

Coastal_list Archives

To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the Coastal_list Archives. The current archive is only available to the list members.

Changing Subscription Options

If you ever want to unsubscribe or change your options (e.g., switch to or from digest mode, change your password, etc.), visit your subscription page.

You can also make such adjustments via email by sending a message to:
with the word `help' in the subject or body (don't include the quotes), and you will get back a message with instructions.

If you have changed your email address, unsubscribe your old address from the list by following the instructions on the webpage. Then re-enroll by subscribing with your new email address.


If have questions about coastal_list, email Wendy Carey.