A “usual mailing list” is a mechanism that allows you to subscribe to a list and to cancel the subscription by sending an email to a specific address. The only item registered to the list is an email address (whereas it is people in the group lists above). Finally these usual mailing lists can also be used with non EPFL email addresses. A typical example of use is a discussion group around a computer language, a technical project, a research field, etc.
The Web interface https://listes.epfl.ch/listes.cgi allows you to create usualmailing lists (see http://listes.epfl.ch). This Web interface also allows list owners to register a whole list of addresses at once amd to modify settings (moderation, registration control, etc.)
The format of these mailing lists is [email protected].