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How to delete all subscribers from a listserv

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Solution

To delete everyone on a list, send email to listserv@listserv.syr.edu  with the command

    quiet del xxx *

where you substitute the name of your list for "xxx". The prefix "quiet" means that subscribers won't receive notification they are being deleted. For example, to delete everyone from the list "clocks", send the command

    quiet del clocks *

*Remove all other text from the email, including your signature, if any. Note that if you are also subscribed the the list you will delete yourself, and will need to resubscribe to the list using normal procedures.

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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