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USING EMAIL COMMANDS TO MANAGE YOUR LISTSERV

Compose a new email, the following commands MUST be sent from the email address of an owner assigned to the list, only owners of lists can send commands via email.  All others will be rejected.

Leave the SUBJECT blank and send the email to this address:

  listserv@lists.concord.edu


ADDING SUBSCRIBERS

To add subscribers to your list, you can put the following command or several of these commands (one per line) in the email message:

  • ADD with notification: To add a subscriber to your mailing list and send that person a notice, send the following command:

  ADD listname userid@host.domain firstname lastname

If you are unsure of the full name of the subscriber, use a * in place of firstname and lastname:

  ADD listname userid@host.domain *

Replace listname with the name of your list (without the @lists.concord.edu). Replace userid@host.domain with the full email address of the subscriber you want to add.
 

  • ADD without notification: If you prefer not to notify the subscriber you are adding, use the following command:

  QUIET ADD listname userid@host.domain firstname lastname

or

  QUIET ADD listname userid@host.domain *

 

DELETING SUBSCRIBERS

To remove subscribers from your list, you can include the following command or several of these commands (one per line) in the email message:

  • Deleting with notification: To delete a subscriber from your mailing list and send that person a notice, send the following command:

  DELETE listname userid@host.domain

Replace listname with the name of your list (without the @lists.concord.edu). Replace userid@host.domain with the full email address of the subscriber you want to remove. If you are unsure of a subscriber's exact address, see below for the REVIEW command to get a list of the subscribers on your list.
 

  • Deleting without notification: If you prefer not to notify the subscriber, use the following command:

  QUIET DELETE listname userid@host.domain

 

 

When ready, send the email, your email software may warn you the subject is blank, just click continue.  The listserv will process your commands and return an email stating if they were successfully added or deleted from your list.  If any errors were encountered they will be shown.

 

REVIEWING SUBSCRIBERS

To receive a list of the subscribers on your list, you can include the following command in your email:

  REVIEW listname

Replace listname with the name of your list (without the @lists.concord.edu).

The return email may be sent in several messages, this is normal.

 

EXAMPLES

Shown below are several cropped screenshots, using Outlook for the desktop, of some sample emails using the commands mentioned above:

 



 

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