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Title:
Lists: Subscriber information including subscribe, unsubscribe, search archives
Synopsis:
List Subscribers: Frequently Asked Questions Regarding LISTSERV Subscription Management


Solution:


How do I access LISTSERV¯?

The LISTSERV email list management system is accessible through the LISTSERV web interface at www.princeton.edu/lists. List subscribers click the link for Subscriber’s Corner to access lists that you are subscribed to as well as modify subscriber options or subscribe to new lists. If you are not already logged in, click the log in link on the Subscriber’s Corner page. If you have an active Princeton email address (netID@princeton.edu), login to LISTSERV using your Princeton email address and University password.

login prompt

LISTSERV users with non-Princeton email addresses can access the LISTSERV web interface by registering for a LISTSERV password using their external email address - an external address that is subscribed to a list on LISTSERV. How to register for a LISTSERV password.


How do I see which lists I am subscribed to¯?

  • Click the link for Subscriber's Corner. On the My Lists tab,you will see a complete (on screen) listing of all of the LISTSERV lists that you are currently subscribed to. If you wish to see a list of settings for all the lists you are subscribed to, click on the My Settings tab.
  • To output your list information, click on Report Format and select CSV Format (All). Enter your Search Options, and click Search. You will be prompted on what action you would like to take with the file (open or save).



How do I post a message to a LISTSERV list¯?

Note that a subscriber’s ability to post messages to the list depends on how a particular list is configured. Contact the Owner of the list for further information. There are two ways to post a message to a LISTSERV list.

  • Use an email client or app (such as Outlook, OWA, or Gmail)
    • Send a message to the LISTSERV list address (for example: listname@princeton.edu), or
  • Use the LISTSERV web interface
    • From Subscriber's Corner, on the My Lists tab, click on the List Name you want to post to. From the Home Page, click on Post New Message to access the Send Message page for the list. Compose your message and click Send Message.

For more information on sending messages from the LISTSERV web interface, click question mark on the upper right corner of the Send Message page.



How do I Subscribe to a LISTSERV List¯?

There are multiple ways to subscribe to a LISTSERV list. You can login to Subscriber’s Corner in the LISTSERV web interface, or you can subscribe via email commands. No matter how you choose to subscribe – and depending on the list configuration - your request to subscribe may be forwarded to the Owner of the list - if it is a private list - or if it is a public list, you may be automatically subscribed.

Subscribe using Subscriber’s Corner

  • To subscribe to a list, click on Email Lists on the LISTSERV toolbar. The LISTSERV Archives page displays a listing of all lists on the Princeton LISTSERV that have been configured to be publicly archived.
  • If the list you wish to subscribe to is on the LISTSERV Archives page, simply click the list name to get to the list Home Page. In the Options panel on the Home Page, click on Subscribe or Unsubscribe. Enter your Name and click Subscribe (listname). Note, you will be subscribed using the email address that is currently logged into the LISTSERV interface.
  • If you know the exact name of a list you would like to subscribe to, go to Access Unlisted Lists panel on the right side of the LISTSERV Archives page. Enter the list name and click on Search to get to the list Home Page. On the list Home Page, click on the Subscribe or Unsubscribe link located in the Options panel. Enter your Name and click Subscribe (listname). Note, you will be subscribed using the email address that is currently logged into the LISTSERV interface.
  • See the following for more detailed information on subscribing to one or more lists using Subscriber’s Corner.

Subscribe via email commands

You can also subscribe to a list using email commands.

  • Send an email to listserv@princeton.edu from the email address you want subscribed to the list.
  • In the body of the email, include the following command - SUB listname Full Name Replace listname with the exact name of the list you wish to subscribe to (do not include @princeton.edu). Replace Full Name with your first and last name or leave it blank - name is optional.
  • The subject line and the rest of the body should be blank (do not include a signature or any other extraneous information.)
  • Send the email. You should receive a response from LISTSERV.
  • Alternately, you can send an email to listname-request@princeton.edu (replace listname with the exact name of the list) and put your request to be added to the list in the body of the email. listname-request@princeton.edu is a special email address that will deliver to the list Owner(s). The Owners can then choose to respond to your request.



How do I Unsubscribe from a LISTSERV list¯?

There are multiple ways to unsubscribe from a LISTSERV List. You can login to Subscriber’s Corner in the LISTSERV web interface, or you can unsubscribe via email commands. Note that if you are subscribed to a list using your @princeton.edu email address AND if your are no longer actively affiliated with the University and your email account is no longer enabled, you will need to contact listhelp@princeton.edu or listname-request@princeton.edu (to contact the list Owner(s)) to unsubscribe from a list.


Unsubscribe using Subscriber’s Corner

  • From Subscriber’s Corner, on the My Lists tab, you will see a complete listing of all of the LISTSERV lists that you are currently subscribed to.
  • Click on the [Settings] link next to the List Name.
  • At the bottom of the page, click on the Unsubscribe (listname) button. You will be immediately removed from the list.
  • See the following for more detailed information on unsubscribing to one or more lists using Subscriber’s Corner.

Unsubscribe via email commands

  • Compose a new email message. You must send it from the email account that is subscribed to the LISTSERV List.
  • The To address is listserv@princeton.edu
  • Do not put anything in the subject line, leave it blank.
  • In the message body enter UNSUBSCRIBE listname . Include only the list name, not the LISTSERV email address.



How do I change my subscription options¯?

  • If you would like to change subscription options for a list you are already subscribed to, click on Subscriber's Corner.
  • From Subscriber’s Corner, on the My Lists tab, you will see a complete listing of all of the LISTSERV lists that you are currently subscribed to.
  • Next to the List Name you want to change your subscription options for, click on [Settings].
  • From this page you are able to change the following options:
    • Subscription Type
    • Mail Header Style
    • Acknowledgements
    • Miscellaneous

Click the question mark question mark next to the option to get more information.

Make your changes and click Update Options.

For a more comprehensive reference on all LISTSERV option settings (including how to set options by mail), please see the section on:



How do I access the email archives for a list for which I am a subscriber¯?

The list archive consists of all of the notebook logs for a list. To access the archives, login to LISTSERV at www.princeton.edu/lists. Click the link for Subscriber's Corner. On the My Lists tab, you will see a complete listing of all of the LISTSERV lists that you are currently subscribed to.

  • Click the List Name of the list archive you want to review.
  • On the Home Page, you can view Latest Messages.
  • Click the date of the archive you wish to view, or
  • You can also Search Archives.


How do I access the RSS feed for a list¯?

Follow the instructions above to access the archives, and then click on the button at the bottom of the list Home Page corresponding to the type of RSS feed you want. For more information about RSS, see kb.princeton.edu/9808.



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Last Updated:
May 13, 2014

Solution ID:
9277