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LISTSERV Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to LISTSERV's most commonly asked questions.

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How do I change my subscribed address in listserv?

To change your address, send e-mail to:

LISTSERV@listserv.tmcc.edu

with the command:

change listname new_address

where listname is replaced by the actual list name (what comes before the @listserv.tmcc.edu in the list address) and new_address is replaced by the e-mail address you want to change to. Your e-mail must come from the address from which you currently subscribe. If you would like to change your address on all subscribed lists, use the wildcard symbol, *.

change * new_address

How do I change to listserv digest mode?

To be placed on digest mode, send a message to:

LISTSERV@listserv.tmcc.edu

with the command:

set listname digest

where listname is replaced by the name of the list (the name of the list is what comes before @listserv.tmcc.edu in the e-mail you receive from it). Your message must come from the e-mail account from which you are subscribed.

Note: Not all lists have a digest. If you are unsure if yours does, please contact your list owner.

How do I contact my listserv owner?

Send your e-mail to:

listname-request@listserv.tmcc.edu

where listname is replaced by the name of the list (the name of the list is what comes before @listserv.tmcc.edu in the e-mail you received).

How do I get a listserv password?

You can register a LISTSERV password by visiting:

https://listserv.tmcc.edu/scripts/WA.EXE?GETPW1=LMGT1

How do I place a listserv identifier tag into the subject?

Send an e-mail message to:

LISTSERV@listserv.tmcc.edu

with the command:

set listname subjecthdr

where listname is replaced by the name of the list (the name of the list is what comes before @listserv.tmcc.edu in the e-mail you receive from it). Your message must come from the e-mail account from which you are subscribed.

How do I send a message to a listserv?

To post to a list, send your e-mail to:

listname@listserv.tmcc.edu

where listname is replaced by the name of the list you are posting to.

How do I subscribe to a listserv?

Send an e-mail message to:

LISTSERV@listserv.tmcc.edu

with no subject, and in the body of the message include one command line:

subscribe listname Firstname Lastname

where listname is the name of the list you want to join, and Firstname and Lastname is of course, your real name. You do not need to include your e-mail address - LISTSERV will automatically use the address you send the e-mail from. Make sure there is no other text in the body of the message (i.e. no e-mail signatures).

Note to all persons not affiliated with TMCC:
By joining a list, you do so under your own ability and you and only you will be responsible for removing yourself from any list in the future. You will not be able to receive any help or support from TMCC if problems arise.

How do I unsubscribe or sign off from a listserv?

To remove yourself from a list...

Send an e-mail to:

LISTSERV@listserv.tmcc.edu

with the command:

signoff listname

where listname is the name of the list you wish to be removed from. Your e-mail message must come from the account you were subscribed as.

I am going on vacation. How can I stop and restart listserv mail delivery without going through the hassle of unsubscribing and resubscribing?

To suspend list mail delivery, send an e-mail to:

LISTSERV@listserv.tmcc.edu

with the command:

set listname nomail

where listname is replaced by the name of the list (the name of the list is what comes before @listserv.tmcc.edu in the e-mail you receive from it). Your message must come from the e-mail account from which you currently subscribe.

To turn list mail delivery back on, follow the same procedure but use the command:

set listname mail

I tried to unsubscribe from a listserv and it says that I am not subscribed under this address, or my address now is different than the one I subscribed with.

You will need to try and remove yourself using all known aliases for your e-mail address. If you still cannot find the right address, try reading an e-mail from the LISTSERV in full header mode on your e-mail client. In full header mode, there will most likely be a "Delivered-to:" line in the header that shows the address as it is subscribed on the list.

What are listserv archives?

List archives are a collection of past messages distributed to a list. They can easily be accessed by the Web. Not all lists have archives, in fact, most do not. However, you can check to see if your list has archives by going to:

https://listserv.tmcc.edu/archives/index.html

where listname is replaced by the name of the list (the name of the list is what comes before @listserv.tmcc.edu in the e-mail you received).

Please note that in order to access most list archives, you must:

 

  1. Be a current subscriber of the list
  2. Login using the same exact e-mail address from which you are subscribed. Aliases will not work, they must match identically.

What do I do if I followed all the steps for listserv and nothing is working?

The only thing you can do is repeat the process, whether it be subscribing, unsubscribing, registering a password, etc. You will not cause any harm by starting over and repeating the process.

Why can't I browse the listserv archives?

For most archives you must also be a subscriber of the list. See How do I subscribe to a list?

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How do I add a "new subscriber welcome" message to my listserv?

Point your web browser to the TMCC List Owner's Web Interface.

Select your list after login and click Templates. There will be a pull down menu of all the templates available. The one to select is called:

Welcome Message

Select preferred drop down item and click Edit form. From there you just type in the text you want to add and click Update to save the changes.

How do I add a "thank you for being a subscriber" (farewell) message to my listserv?

Point your web browser to the TMCC List Owner's Web Interface.

Select your list after login and click Templates. There will be a pull down menu of all the templates available. The one to select is called:

Farewell Message

Select preferred drop down item and click Edit form. From there you just type in the text you want to add and click Update to save the changes.

How do I add a message to the bottom of every message that goes out to my listserv (footer)?

Point your Web browser to the TMCC List Owner's Web Interface .

Select your list after login and click Templates. There will be a pull down menu of all the templates available. The one for the footer is called:

Bottom banner for list postings [BOTTOM_BANNER]

Select the preferred drop down item and click Edit form. From there you just type in the text you want to add and click Update to save the changes.

How do I add a message to the top of every message that goes out to my listserv (header)?

Point your web browser to the TMCC List Owner's Web Interface.

Select your list after login and click Templates. There will be a pull down menu of all the templates available. The one for the header is called:

Top banner for list postings [TOP_BANNER]

Select preferred drop down item and click Edit form. From there you just type in the text you want to add and click Update to save the changes.

How do I add someone to my listserv?

There are several ways to add a person to your list.

  1. Have the person send an email to LISTSERV@listserv.tmcc.edu the command: SUB listname firstname lastname

This way LISTSERV will get their correct email address from the header of their e-mail message.

  1. Point your web browser to the TMCC List Owner's Web Interface. Select your list after login and click Subscribers. Then follow the directions on the page. You can send an email to LISTSERV@listserv.tmcc.edu with the command add listname username@domain firstname lastname

Example: add test-list jpublic@tmcc.edu Joe Public

To remove people from your list, use the command:

del listname username@domain

Use the word "quiet" (without quotes) before "add" or "del" if you do not want the person receive notification.

How do I delete a listerv I no longer need?

Contact the Listmaster asking that your list be deleted.

How do I find out who is on my listserv?

Send LISTSERV@LISTSERV.tmcc.edu the command:

review listname

To find all the subscribers who may have set their subscription to

CONCEAL send the command:

query listname with conceal for *@*

How do I remove someone from my listserv?

If you have access to a web browser then visit the List Management Web site.

If you don't have web access then you can send

LISTSERV@LISTSERV.tmcc.edu the command:

quiet del listname e-mail-address