Mailman Members

What is a List Member/Subscriber?

Being a member of the Oregon State University Community, you are (by default) placed in a certain group of lists. Lists can be based off of departments, majors, roles, buildings, clubs, or anything else.

Members/Subscribers of listservs don't exactly have a lot of power when it comes to fundemental changes to the list. Most of their power lies in personalizing how they interact with the list. Some lists allow members to post their own messages, while others may limit what members can do. 

What can they do?

There are two references that are provided to admins: the User's Guide and the Quick Reference Guide.

However, listservs can get a little confusing, so below you can find quick information on how you can interact with Listserv as a member or subscriber:

(Listserv Member) List Settings

  1. Go to http://lists.oregonstate.edu
  2. Enter the name of your list and then click “Go to List”
  3. Scroll to the bottom and enter your e-mail and hit the “Unsubscribe or edit options” button next to it
  4. Click on the image to view full size

  5. Enter your password in the “Password” field and click the “Log in” button
  6. Click on the image to view full size

  7. The page that comes up will be your list settings page

(Listserv Member) Conceal Yourself From Subscribers List

  1. Log into your list settings (click here for instructions on logging in)
  2. Scroll down to the “Conceal yourself from subscriber list” Section
  3. Select “Yes or “No” from the options on the left
  4. Click on the image to view full size

  5. Scroll to the bottom and hit the “Submit My Changes” button when you are done

(Listserv Member) Digest Mode

How can I start or stop getting the list posts grouped into one big email?

  1. Log into your list settings (click here for instructions on logging in)
  2. Scroll to the options at the bottom. Under the “Set Digest Mode” option, select On or Off
    1. Selecting “On” means that messages from the list will be sent to you once a day (or another time period as specified by the list admin) all at once.
    2. Selecting “Off” means that messages are delivered to you right when they are posted to a list
  3. Scroll to the bottom and hit the “Submit My Changes” button when you are done

Receiving MIME or Plane Text Digests

  1. Log into your list settings (click here for instructions on logging in)
  2. Scroll to the options at the bottom. Under the “Set Digest Mode” option, select MIME or Plain Text
  3. Scroll to the bottom and hit the “Submit My Changes” button when you are done

(Listserv Member) Disabling Mail Delivery

  1. Log into your list settings (click here for instructions on logging in)
  2. Scroll down to the “Mail Delivery” Section
  3. In this section, select the “Disabled” option
  4. Click on the image to view full size

  5. Scroll to the bottom and click the “Submit My Changes” button when you are done
  6. Make sure to re-enable it when you are ready to start receiving mail again

(Listserv Member) Finding a List

Finding a List if you know the list name

  1.  Go to http://lists.oregonstate.edu
  2.  Enter the list name in the “List Name” box and click “Go to List”
  3.   Click on the Image to view full size

  4.  This will take you to the main list page

Finding a List if you do not know the list name

  1. Go to http://lists.oregonstate.edu
  2.  Click the "Go to List” button with nothing in the search box
  3.   Click on the Image to view full size

    Scroll through the list of listservs and see if you can find the list you are looking for
    *For security reasons this option has been made unavailable, if you would like access to this information please contact the OSU Computer Helpdesk and we can email a list to you.
    The request form can be found here

(Listserv Member) Forgetten List Password

  1. Go to your list’s main page (click here for instructions on finding your lists main page)
  2. Scroll to the bottom and put your e-mail address in the box next to “Unsubscribe or edit options
  3. Click the “Unsubscribe or edit options” button
  4. Click on the image to view full size

  5. On this page, click the “Remind” button in the “Password reminder” section
  6. Click on the image to view full size

  7. A password reminder will be e-mailed to you

(Listserv Member) Getting a Copy your Email to a List

  1. Log into your list settings (click here for instructions on logging in)
  2. Scroll down to the “Receive your own posts to the list” Section
  3. Select “Yes or “No” from the options on the left
  4. Click on the image to view full size

  5. Scroll to the bottom and hit the “Submit My Changes” button when you are done

(Listserv Member) List History

  1. Go to your list’s main page (click here for instructions on finding your lists main page)
  2. Scroll to the “about listname” section and click “View the listname archives”
  3. Click on the image to view full size

(Listserv Member) List Settings

  1. Go to http://lists.oregonstate.edu
  2. Enter the name of your list and then click “Go to List”
  3. Scroll to the bottom and enter your e-mail and hit the “Unsubscribe or edit options” button next to it
  4. Click on the image to view full size

  5. Enter your password in the “Password” field and click the “Log in” button
  6. Click on the image to view full size

  7. The page that comes up will be your list settings page

(Listserv Member) Posting

  1. Get the e-mail for your list from the list’s main page (click here for help finding your list’s main page)
  2. Copy the list e-mail into whatever e-mail program you use
  3. Type the message you want to send to your list
  4. Before sending, make sure there are no restrictions for the list you are posting to (you can find out by reading through your lists main page)
  5. Hit send and the message will be sent to all members of the list

(Listserv Member) Subscribing

  1. Go to http://lists.oregonstate.edu
  2. If you know the name of the list, enter it and click, “Go to List.” 
  3. Click on the image to view full size

  4. Under the heading “Subscribing to <listname>,” enter your email address.  Optionally, you can choose a name the list will refer to you as and the password you would like to use with the list.  Once you are done, click Subscribe
  5. Click on the image to view full size

  6. A join request will be sent to the list’s administrator who then can choose whether or not to add you to the list.
  7. Click on the image to view full size

(Listserv Member) Unsubscribing

  1. Log into your list settings (click here for instructions on logging in)
  2. On the next page, put a check in the box next to “Yes, I really want to unsubscribe”, and click the “Unsubscribe” button.
  3. Click on the image to view full size

  4. You will then be sent an email with a link that you can click on to complete the removal process.

(Listserv Member) Updating Your Email Address

  1. Log into your list settings (click ‘here’ for instructions on logging in)
  2. Under the “Membership Information” section, enter your new e-mail in twice in the box that says “New address”
  3. Click on the image to view full size

  4. Hit the “Change My Address and Name” button when you are done

(Listserv Member) Updating Your List Password

  1. Log into your list settings (click here for instructions on logging in)
  2. Scroll down to the “Change Your Password” section
  3. Type your new password in twice
  4. Click on the image to view full size

  5. Click the “Change My Password” button when you are done

(Listserv Member) Updating Your Name

  1. Log into your list settings (click here for instructions on logging in)
  2. Under the “Membership Information” Section, find the “Your Name” box
  3. Enter the new name you want to be shown as
  4. Click on the image to view full size

  5. Click the “Change My Address and Name” when you are done