Below you will find instructions to common Listserv subscriber tasks. List owners looking to make changes to their lists can find additional instructions on the Listserv Owner How To's page.
Users may also find step-by-step instructions under 'Tips for Subscribers' on the Listserv manuals page.
User Managed Lists Only
Please note that the instructions below are for user managed lists only. University managed lists subscribers are automatically enlisted in, such as based on being an active faculty, student, or staff member, will not permit the changes below.
Listserv User Self-Management
If you would like to subscribe, unsubscribe, or make other changes to your subscription, please log into the Subscriber's Corner OR you know the name of a Listserv at Syracuse University, send an email with the text for the desired change listed below in the body of the email to email@example.com. Unless otherwise notated, the subject of the email will be ignored.
Do not send this email to the list itself (<listname>@listserv.syr.edu) as that will create a message to the list.
<listname> = The name of the list
Listserv Email Commands
Get Information About a List
Request a List of Your Subscribed Lists
Request a List of All Lists
To find local lists hosted by listserv, send the command:
list (all lists) OR list /xxx (all lists contining string xxx in the title or name)
To look for a global list, send the command:
list global /xxx (all lists containing xxx)
Subscribe to a List
subscribe <listname> Your_name
Example: if your name is Susan Smith, to subscribe to the "clocks" list type 'subscribe clocks Susan Smith'
Unsubscribe to a List
Change Name Associated with a List
sub <listname> <desired name> User
Change Email Associated with a List (Access to Both Accounts)
change <listname> newaddress
Note: Will require confirming the change in the new email address.
Change Email Associated with a List (No Access to Initial Email)
Send a request to the list owner to remove the initial subscription by email <listname>-firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subscribe on the new account using the subscribe command listed above.
Enable Repro (Receive Own Postings)
set <listname> repro
Disable Repro (Stop Receiving Own Postings)
set <listname> norepro
Suspend Subscription (Receive No Mail)
set <listname> nomail
Reactivate Suspended Subscription (Enable Receiving Mail)
set <listname> mail
set <listname> digest (to enable digest)
set <listname> mail (to disable digest)
Subscribers and list members should contact their list owner(s) for assistance by emailing <email@example.com>. For example, if the Listserv is firstname.lastname@example.org, send email to <email@example.com>.
Additional Listserv instructions, including how-to instructions and videos, can be found on the Listserv manuals page.