Listserv Commands and Information

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The following are a list of commands that can by used by a listserv moderator/owner to update or review their listservs.

NOTE: To add or remove listserv moderators, please use our "Create or Update a Listserv" service request.

Important command information/Troubleshooting

Send email as plain text

When sending commands to the admin@list.murraystate.edu email address, it's important to remove all HTML code from the email first. Otherwise, you may receive an error message stating "Command failed." We have provided instructions for sending email as plain text to avoid this error. 

Send commands to admin@list.murraystate.edu

When sending email messages to the listerv, you will use the listservname@list.murraystate.edu address. However, when sending a command to add, remove, or review membership, double check you are sending the email to admin@list.murraystate.edu. You want to avoid accidentally sending the command to the listserv members. This is noted in our instructions below.

Send commands without notifications

To avoid sending a notification to each person you add or remove on a listserv, please begin each command with "quiet" - this will stop any notifications from being sent. This is noted in our instructions below.

Adding subscribers (members)

Instructions

  • Send an email to admin@list.murraystate.edu
  • Leave the subject field blank
  • The body should contain the following command:
    quiet add listservname emailaddress@murraystate.edu
    stop

Notes

  • The "quiet" command means that the new subscriber will not recieve a notification email when added to the list.
  • The "stop" command tells the listserv system to quit looking for commands.
  • Use the name of your listserv in place of "listservname." You do not need to append @list.murraystate.edu.
  • You can add multiple commands as long as you put only one command per line.

Examples

 

Removing subscribers (members)

Instructions

  • Send an email to admin@list.murraystate.edu
  • Leave the subject field blank
  • The body should contain the following command:
    quiet del listservname emailaddress@murraystate.edu
    stop

Notes

  • The "quiet" command means that the new subscriber will not recieve a notification email when removed from the list.
  • The "stop" command tells the listserv system to quit looking for commands.
  • Use the name of your listserv in place of "listservname." You do not need to append @list.murraystate.edu.
  • You can add multiple commands as long as you put only one command per line.

Examples

Reviewing list of subscribers (members)

Instructions

  • Send an email to admin@list.murraystate.edu
  • Leave the subject field blank
  • The body should contain the following command:
    review listservname 
    stop

Notes

  • The "stop" command tells the listserv system to quit looking for commands.
  • Use the name of your listserv in place of "listservname." You do not need to append @list.murraystate.edu.

Examples

 

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