Listserv Commands

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Listserv Commands

Note: The examples on this page use the Announce list but are the same for any ECU listserv. Replace Announce with the name of your list. Commands are shown in ALL CAPS.

Any of these commands can also be executed from the LISTSERV.ecu.edu interface.

User manuals can be found at www.lsoft.com/resources/manuals.asp

For information on subscribing to the ECU Announce List, visit www.ecu.edu/cs-itcs/Announce/

Send Mail to a List

  1. Address an e-mail to: announce@listserv.ecu.edu
  2. Type the message to be distributed to the list.
  3. Send the message.

Subscribe to a List*

  1. Address an e-mail to: listserv@listserv.ecu.edu
  2. No subject or signature file.
  3. Type the message: SUBSCRIBE announce Firstname Lastname
  4. Replace Firstname and Lastname with your name.
  5. Send the e-mail.

Unsubscribe from a List

  1. Address an e-mail to: listserv@listserv.ecu.edu
  2. No subject or signature file.
  3. Type the message: SIGNOFF announce
  4. Send the e-mail.

Turn Mail Off (Want to turn list mail off while on vacation?)

  1. Address an e-mail to: listserv@listserv.ecu.edu
  2. No subject or signature file.
  3. Type the message: SET announce NOMAIL
  4. Send the e-mail.

Turn Mail Back On (Want to turn list mail back on?)

  1. Address an e-mail to: listserv@listserv.ecu.edu
  2. No subject or signature file.
  3. Type the message: SET announce MAIL
  4. Send the e-mail.

Unsubscribe from ALL Lists (If you don't know which lists to which you're subscribed, and you need to unsubscribe from ALL of them)

  1. Address an e-mail to: listserv@listserv.ecu.edu
  2. No subject or signature file.
  3. Type the message: SIGNOFF * (NETWIDE
  4. Send the e-mail.

Receive a Copy of Mail You Post to the List

  1. Address an e-mail to: listserv@listserv.ecu.edu
  2. No subject or signature file.
  3. Type the message: SET announce REPRO
  4. Send the e-mail.

Do NOT Receive a Copy of Mail You Post to the List (Default)

  1. Address an e-mail to: listserv@listserv.ecu.edu
  2. No subject or signature file.
  3. Type the message: SET announce NOREPRO
  4. Send the e-mail.

Receive Messages in Digest Form (To receive a day's worth of messages in one message)

  1. Address an e-mail to: listserv@listserv.ecu.edu
  2. No subject or signature file.
  3. Type the message: SET announce DIGEST
  4. Send the e-mail.

Receive Messages One at a Time (Default)

  1. Address an e-mail to: listserv@listserv.ecu.edu
  2. No subject or signature file.
  3. Type the message: SET announce MAIL
  4. Send the e-mail.

Hide Your Name & Address from the Review Command

  1. Address an e-mail to: listserv@listserv.ecu.edu
  2. No subject or signature file.
  3. Type the message: SET announce CONCEAL
  4. Send the e-mail. Note: To reset, change step 3 to: SET announce NOCONCEAL

Review Current List Options

  1. Address an e-mail to: listserv@listserv.ecu.edu
  2. No subject or signature file.
  3. Type the message: QUERY announce
  4. Send the e-mail.

Receive a List of Files (if any) Available for the List

  1. Address an e-mail to: listserv@listserv.ecu.edu
  2. No subject or signature file.
  3. Type the message: INDEX announce
  4. Send the e-mail.

Receive a List of the Lists at ECU

  1. Address an e-mail to: listserv@listserv.ecu.edu
  2. No subject or signature file.
  3. Type the message: LISTS
  4. Send the e-mail.

*There are three types of listservs:

  1. Open Confirm. Subscribers may join at their own discretion. E-mail confirmation required.
  2. By Owner. The list owner must confirm members.
  3. Closed. Subscribers do not self-subscribe; only the owner may add new members.

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