Listserv Quick Start Introduction

Fredonia Listserv

Policy

How It Works

Owner Application

Owner Quick Start Introduction

 

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Information Technology Services
103 Maytum Hall
The State University of
New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-4670

List OwnerÂ’s Basic List Management Instructions
For list subscribersÂ’ instructions, go to http://www.fredonia.edu/helpdesk/listserv/listserv.asp. The main server address is LISTSERV@LISTSERV.FREDONIA.EDU, this is where you send the commands to be executed by listserv.

The list address is LISTNAME@LISTSERV.FREDONIA.EDU (where listname is the name of your specific list), this is where you send messages to all the members of the list.

Prepending the command word "QUIET" before any LISTSERV command that you issue on behalf of a subscriber causes LISTSERV to suppress any notification to the subscriber of the changes you have made.

These are the commands to maintain your lists' membership:
(Remember to send these messages to the LISTSERV@LISTSERV.FREDONIA.EDU address)
The formatting is provided to show the commands to be typed, but any messages sent to the Listserv address have to be sent in plain text format

 

TO SEE WHO IS ON THE LIST

review listname

TO ADD MEMBERS

add listname e-mail-address Firstname Lastname
i.e. add en10001 doe1236@fredonia.edu John P. Doe

You may add multiple subscribers at a time by sending the "bulk-add" command

QUIET ADD listname DD=X IMPORT
//X DD *
user1@address Firstname Lastname
user2@address Firstname Lastname
...
usern@address Firstname Lastname
/*

The bulk method allows you to omit the full name if it is unavailable.
No notification will be sent to the new subscribers. You may wish to post to your list after adding everyone to let them know that the list is now ready.

TO DELETE MEMBERS:

del listname e-mail-address(notice that you DO NOT include the name)
quiet del listname * to delete all members on the list

You may delete multiple subscribers at a time by sending the "bulk-delete" command

QUIET DELETE listname DD=X BRIEF
//X DD *
user1@address
user2@address
...
usern@address
/*
You can have many of these command lines in a message, but one line per each address.

Correct:
add en10002 doe1236@fredonia.edu John Doe
quiet del en10001 smit1234@fredonia.edu
quiet add en10002 smit1234@fredonia.edu Jane Smith

Incorrect:
add en10002 doe1236@fredonia.edu John Doe, smit1234@fredonia.edu Jane Smith

For more detailed instructions on how to maintain your lists, go to
http://www.fredonia.edu/helpdesk/listserv/listinst.asp.

If you have any questions, please contact List.Manager@fredonia.edu.

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