LISTSERV / Leave a list

Objective

  • To provide instruction on leaving or removing yourself from a LISTSERV list via email or the web
  • To provide instruction on leaving an auto-populated LISTSERV list when your University employment status changes

Environment

  • 10283: LISTSERV

Resolution

Leave a list via email

  1. Open your email application and create a new message
    • Make sure the From address contains the email address with which you are subscribed to the list
  2. In the To field, enter LISTSERV@listserv.MiamiOH.edu
  3. In the main message body, enter unsubscribe <listname>
    • Replace <listname> with the 32-character-or-less name of the list from which you want to unsubscribe
      • Example: for the Sample list, Unsubscribe Sample
    • No additional information is needed in this command, LISTSERV determines your name and email address from your message
  4. Send the message
    • You will receive a LISTSERV message that confirms your removal or notifies you of a problem in processing your request 

 

Leave a list using the web

  1. Open your web browser and enter the listname website url http://listserv.miamioh.edu/archives/<listname>.html
    • Replace <listname> with the 32-character-or-less name of the list from which you want to unsubscribe
      • Example: for the Sample list, enter http://listserv.miamioh.edu/archives/sample.html
  2. In the Options box in the right-hand column, click Subscribe or Unsubscribe
  3. On the Subscribe or Unsubscribe page, click the Unsubscribe <listname> button near the bottom of the page.
    • The page will refresh and display the message, You have been removed from the <listname> list
    • Unlike previous versions of LISTSERV, no confirmation of cancellation will be sent to your email address

 

Leave an auto-populated list

  • There is a time delay between when you change your employment status with the University and when your employment record reflects this change
  1. You will be removed from the list automatically as soon as your employee status no longer reflects the criteria necessary for that list
    • For example, you will no longer be included on the ALLSTA list as soon as you are no longer identified as a staff member
  2. While you cannot remove yourself from the list before this time, you can create a filter based on the messages you no longer wish to receive, sending them directly to trash
  3. Follow this link for instructions on creating a filter in Google Mail

 

Details

Article ID: 24550
Created
Wed 2/8/17 2:28 PM
Modified
Mon 7/12/21 12:26 PM
Can you resolve this issue yourself?
Yes! This is self-service with a smile.