- some lists are restricted and require permission to subscribe. The response should tell you if the list is closed, or if the list owners need to approve your request. In either case, there is nothing for you to do. You cannot subscribe to closed lists, and if approval is required, you will just need to wait.
- If your request is returned with an error, or if the list is not hosted at Syracuse University, you'll need to send your request to the proper listserv server which will be other than firstname.lastname@example.org (it will be of the form listserv@somesite, e.g., email@example.com.) See the above link for information on finding Listserv lists.
- An error may indicate you have the incorrect name for the list. See the above link for information on finding Listserv lists.