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Commands for Listserv Owners

The commands in the following table serve to help you manage your Temple Listserv discussion group. To issue a command, e-mail the command to listserv@listserv.temple.edu, which is the system that handles the Listserv groups at Temple. Note that you must use the e-mail account that identifies you as the Listserv owner.

Note: The Listserv system was recently upgraded. Passwords sent as part of a command are no longer accepted. If a password command is included in a message, the command will be rejected.

If you need help with the following commands or any additional commands, contact the Help Desk at TUhelp or 215-204-8000. For complete Listserv documentation, refer to the L-Soft List Owner's Manual.

Command Function
add listname subscriber's-e-mail-address subscriber's-first-name last-name

(e.g., add econ101 jdoe@aol.com Joe Doe)
Adds a subscriber to the list and sends notice to the subscriber. Also see quiet add.
del listname subscriber's-e-mail-address

(e.g., del econ101 jdoe@aol.com)
Deletes a subscriber from the list and sends notice to the subscriber. Also see quiet del.
get listname (nolock

(e.g., get econ101 (nolock)
Requests a list of all subscribers, including concealed ones. Make sure to include the (nolock command so the list does not become locked. Also see review.
query listname for subscriber's-e-mail-addres

(
e.g., query econ101 for jdoe@aol.com)

Checks and sends a listing of the subscriber's current settings, such as whether they receive the digest or mail.

quiet add listname subscriber's-e-mail-address subscriber's-first-name last-name

(e.g., quiet add econ101 jdoe@aol.com Joe Doe)
Adds a subscriber to the list but does not send notice to the subscriber. Also see add.
quiet del listname subscriber's-e-mail-address

(e.g., quiet del econ101 jdoe@aol.com)
Deletes a subscriber from the list but does not send notice to the subscriber. Also see del.
quiet del listname *

(e.g., quiet del econ101 * )
Deletes all subscribers from the list. Note that there is a space before and after the asterisk (*).
review listname

(e.g., review econ101)
Requests a list of current subscribers. Note that subscribers can also use this command.
set listname digest for subscriber's-e-mail-address

(e.g., set econ101 digest for jdoe@aol.com)
Changes subscriber options to receive the digest once a day instead of postings as they are sent. Subscriber will receive notice of change.
set listname mail for subscriber's-e-mail-address

(e.g., set econ101 mail for jdoe@aol.com)
Changes subscriber options to receive list postings as they are sent. (Also see set listname digest command.) Subscriber will receive notice of change.

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