Listserv - Unsubscribing from a Listserv List

*How to unsubscribe from a Listserv mailing list*

How to Unsubscribe

You may unsubscribe from a list at the listserv Web page http://listserv.syr.edu or via e-mail.

To unsubscribe via e-mail:

  • You will need to know the name of the list from which you wish to remove your subscription. If you are unsure, check the e-mail header of a message from the list and look in the line that starts with "Sender." The list address will appear there. The listname is the part of the address before the "@".
  • Identify the email address you are subscribed from. Like many people, you may have multiple email addresses; if you try to unsubscribe from ssmith@syr.edu, but the list is sending to ssmith@gmail.com, your unsubscribe will fail. The email Listserv is sending to is probably visible in the header of the email from the list. You can also check by sending an e-mail to the list-owner at: listname-request@listserv.syr.edu (substitute the actual listname for the word "listname", e.g., for the list "clocks", send to clocks-request@listserv.syr.edu).
  • Start a new email using the e-mail program you use with the subscribed email address.
    • Type listserv@listserv.syr.edu  in the To: box.
    • Delete the signature line from the body of the email if it is included automatically.
    • Include the following line in the body of the message:
          unsubscribe listname  
      Example: to unsubscribe from the "clocks" list type
          unsubscribe clocks
    • Do not send this message to the list address (listname@listserv.syr.edu) as this will create a message to the list.
  • Occasionally a subscriber will no longer be able to use the e-mail account that corresponds to his/her subscription. In that case, send an e-mail to the list owner requesting that the subscription be deleted. You can send to the owner at: listname-request@listserv.syr.edu (substitute the actual listname for the word "listname", e.g., for the list "clocks", send to clocks-request@listserv.syr.edu). It is the list owner's responsibility to manage subscriptions for a list.

Help

List owners are responsible for all questions from list members

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

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