Mailman Subscribers

This section will be covering how to do simple tasks from the member perspective of an Oregon State list.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


More Links:

User's Guide

Quick Reference Guide

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