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Use the listserv repro command to receive copies of your own postings.

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You are a member of a listserv list at Syracuse University and you wish to receive copies of your own postings.


Listserv has a setting controlling whether a list member receives copies of their own postings. This is set for each list subscribed to, i.e., Jean might receive copies of her postings to list 'a', but not to list 'b'.

On misconception is that this option helps one know if a posting is delivered to the list. However, in virtually every instance, if the sender does not receive an error, the posting is delivered. The most likely exception is when delivering to an incorrect, but valid address; even then, the unintended recipient will usually give you some indication.

Another misconception is the belief that receiving a copy of one's own post will tell if a posting is read by list members. However, receiving a copy says nothing about whether other list recipients has received (let alone, read) a particular post. Even the recipients on SU's email systems may receive postings at different times, depending on circumstances.

To enable the repro/norepro option send email to  with the following command:

set listname repro

Example: for list "clocks", send the command

set clocks repro

set clocks norepro

List owners can control the default setting for new subscribers on their list via the Default-options parameter in the list configuration, e.g., Default-Options = Repro (or Norepro). However, each subscriber can override this setting as they wish. Also, this option will not affect existing subscribers.


List owners are responsible for all questions from list members

  • List members should contact their list owner(s) for help at <>. For example, if the listname is "clocks", send email to <>. If you need help contacting the owner, please contact the ITS Service Center by email at or by phone at 315-443-2677.
  • List owners may receive help by sending email to or contacting the ITS Service Center at 315-443-2677.