The society communicates with its members using a private mailing list:

Any member can post to the list. There are no formal rules for how to use this list, and it is not moderated. However, collegiality and respectful communication are expected. In the past, it has been used primarily for announcements regarding the annual meeting and advertisements of open positions in members’ labs and institutions throughout the year.

Sending email to the list

To provide confirmation that your email has been distributed to the list, sending an email involves a two-step process as outlined below.

DISCLAIMER: Yes, we acknowledge that this process presents a minor hassle on the front end, but at present this is the only way to provide reassurance to the sender that their message has indeed been distributed to the members of MDRS.

(1) SEND: Send an email to from your subscribed email address.
**Messages from non-subscribed addresses will be silently ignored.

(2) CONFIRM: You will receive an email from 'UT Lists' asking you to confirm the distribution of your message. Follow the instructions.

It will look something like this:

To distribute the attached message in list ‘mdrs’, click on the URL:

Or send a message to with the following subject:

CONFIRM 65f1d425fd7fbe62add693a4da356168

DONE: Soon after, you will receive another email from 'UT Lists' confirming that your message has been distributed to the list!

It will look something like this:

Your message for list ‘mdrs’ with the

65f1d425fd7fbe62add693a4da356168 ID has been confirmed and distributed.

Viewing the list archive

Login with your subscribed email address using the steps outlined below.

HOWTO MDRS listserv archives.pdf