Information technology tools and resources at the UW
Mailman Data Retention Policy
|Examples of items that can be created and/or stored.||
|What happens if an item is manually deleted?||
Mailing lists deleted by their owners will be deleted immediately. Note that an owner who has lists with archives of 500 MB or larger will be asked to reduce their size via deletion or removing attachments.
|Does anything ever get automatically deleted?||
|If a user is no longer authorized to use Mailman what happens to their profile data and items they’ve created?||
Mailman does not store a user’s profile data, so it cannot be deleted.
Mailman lists created by a user will persist as long as it has at least one owner who is affiliated with the UW.
A user’s mailing list posts and responses will persist as long as a list is active and the owner has chosen to maintain it in an archive.
|Is it possible to restore deleted items?||
A list is kept on backup tape for a year after it is deleted. Restoration is possible within this timeframe by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.