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Adding Many Subscribers at Once (Bulk Load) to a listserv.

Instructions

Listserv has a bulk load facility accessible through the web interface. Choose "List Management>Subscriber Management", then the bulk tab). Listserv can load a plain text file from your computer, with each line of the file having one subscriber in the following form, with a blank between the address and the optional name:

myaddr@syr.edu Firstname lastname
myaddr2@syr.edu Firstname2 lastname2
.....

The name is not required (if you don't have a name, you can omit it or substitute a single asterisk (*) for the name.

If the file is in another format such as Excel or Word, you will need to do a file>save as> and choose plain text or a similar format. Please contact your local support for help with more extensive data manipulation, e.g., the data is in multiple spreadsheet columns.

There are several load options: please read them carefully as some add to the existing subscriber list and some replace the subscriber list.

If you are familiar with Excel, you can try using this spreadsheet Listserv Subscriber Extraction.xls

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.

Sources and Relevant Links

Listserv