For the course G22.1170.001 taught in the Spring of 1996, the name of list is g22_1170_001_sp96. I will use this name in examples below. For a course V22.0201.002 taught in the Fall of 1997, the name would be v22_0201_002_fl97. You should be able to extrapolate what your particular class list is called.
Please note that (starting Fall 2000), each mailing list actually has its own webpage so that users can register using a browser. For instance, the course V22.0310.001 in the fall of 2000 has the link http://www.cs.nyu.edu/mailman/listinfo/v22_0310_001_fl00
subscribe g22_1170_001_fl96 helpThe first line will register you under your user name and the name of the machine you sent the email from. This means that if you send the email to firstname.lastname@example.org (see below) from another machine, you will not be recognized and hence your message will not be sent.
Some Useful Requests:
HINT: If your mailer automatically generate a "signature" for your messages, you might want to end your requests with a line containing just the word end, to prevent majordomo from generating error messages from your "signature".