Definition of mailing list in US English:

mailing list


  • A list of the names and addresses of people to whom material such as advertising matter, information, or a magazine may be mailed, especially regularly.

    • ‘The irony is that most consumers are happy to see their names included on mailing lists.’
    • ‘About 80 teenagers are on a mailing list for information about the progress of the skateboarding area.’
    • ‘Once you have registered on the mailing list, information on the availability of applications will be emailed to you.’
    • ‘For more details or to be put on the mailing list for local event information, contact Lisa Clift.’
    • ‘I'm picking up my email on the web this week and next, which has reminded me of all the mass mailing lists I'm on.’
    • ‘The use of mass mailing lists within companies means that lots of people get mail that has nothing to do with them.’
    • ‘In direct mail, a mailing list is not just a way of reaching your market - it is the market.’
    • ‘It is also important to understand that a database is not just another name for a mailing list.’
    • ‘One of the major sources of mailing lists for those who send out spam is addresses posted on websites.’
    • ‘Managing mailing lists of the names of the key individuals who already were, or might become, clients was an important management process.’
    • ‘Their names and contact information must be included in the mailing list for the September magazine.’
    • ‘Anyone whose address is known by one of these companies may receive mail for years afterwards because their mailing lists are passed around.’
    • ‘In the past few years he has gathered 150,000 names from telephone directories and mailing lists.’
    • ‘The vast majority of sites gave users no choice about inclusion on mailing lists or having their name passed on to affiliates or third parties.’
    • ‘Customers are able to register for specialised mailing lists so they can receive news and sale updates when items of interest come up for sale.’
    • ‘With a mailing list members send e-mails to a central computer which then mails them to every other member.’
    • ‘After some failed attempts to get off their mailing list, he decided to take matters into his own hands.’
    • ‘If you post messages to popular mailing lists or put your email address on web pages, you dramatically increase the chances that you'll get a lot of spam.’
    • ‘Stores will send you promotions in their newsletters along with special discounts for being on their mailing lists.’
    • ‘For years I have only used the address for mailing lists.’


mailing list

/ˈmāliNG ˈˌlist//ˈmeɪlɪŋ ˈˌlɪst/