Use the <list> element as shown:
<list type spacing> * item * item . . . * item <\list>
Where type indicates the type of list you want: bullet (default), order, or plain; and spacing is loose (default) or tight. Each item in the list is marked with an * (asterisk).
Here's a simple list. Because the type isn't specified, it defaults to a bulleted list. Because spacing isn't specified, it defaults to loose, which leaves a blank line between each item.
<list> * Creating a Mail Message * Sending a Message * Reading Your Mail <\list>
The online format of the preceding markup is:
To format the same list with numbers and reduced spacing between items, use:
<list order tight> * Creating a Mail Message * Sending a Message * Reading Your Mail <\list>
The output is: