Mailing Lists

Can I remove myself from the facstaff email list? Visit here for more information.

Are you having problems with sending mail to mailing lists? Visit here for more information.

You can only import 50 names at a time to a mailing list. Further, users can only add up to 500 individuals to a mailing list. If you need more than 500 people on a mailing list, please contact the Technology Service Desk for assistance.

Manage list online using user friendly web interface (recommended method)

Manual Mailing List Updates Using Email Client (not recommended for new users)

Manage list through email

You may manage your list through email by opening your email client and starting a new email. You must address the email to
elon-listserver@elon.edu.

All of the following commands will be contained within the body of the message. Leave the Subject field empty!

View Members

In the body of the email, type the following command replacing LISTNAME with the name of the list you wish to view.

review LISTNAME
example: review facstaff

Only the mailing list administrator (owner of the list) can view the members of a list.

Subscribe Member

In the body of the email, type the following command replacing the LISTNAME with your mailing list name, and replacing USEREMAIL with the email address of the person you are adding.

add LISTNAME USEREMAIL *           (The asterisk at the end of the command is required.)
example: add facstaff sample@elon.edu *

  • If you are adding an Elon email account to a list you must have the full email address, including the @elon.edu, or the server will not recognize the user.
  • You can "silent" add people to a mailing list using the following command: QUIET.

Unsubscribe Member

In the body of the email, type the following command replacing LISTNAME with your mailing list name, and replacing USEREMAIL with the email address of the person you are adding.

del LISTNAME USEREMAIL
example: del facstaff sample@elon.edu

  • If you are removing an Elon email account from a list, you again must have the full email address, including the @elon.edu.
  • All lists have been configured so that only members of the list can send to the mailing list. This is to prevent spam. This can be changed on request, but is not recommended in order to prevent spam on the mailing list.

If you have any questions, please contact the Technology Service Desk through the Self-Service Portal or at (336) 278-5200.

Details

Article ID: 78684
Created
Tue 5/21/19 10:23 AM
Modified
Mon 9/16/19 8:25 AM
Internal or External
External