Mailing Lists

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A mailing list is a collection of names and addresses used by an individual or an organization to send material to multiple recipients. You can manage your list online or through email.

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.

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

The Administrator must be a member of the Mailing lists in order to send an email to the mailing list successfully.



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.
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 at 278-5200 or servicedesk@elon.edu.

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  1. Aug 05, 2011

    Michelle Woods says:

    It has been recommended that we re-evaluate this page. Here are a few questions?...

    It has been recommended that we re-evaluate this page. Here are a few questions? Now that we have the link for modifying an existing mailing list at the top of the page do we really need the subscribe and unsubscribe manual instructions? It appears that the benefit is that the member will receive a Welcome Message. Which method is preferred? We may want to consider redesigning this page a little.