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  • Lists.mnstate.edu Users Guide


    View List Information

    To see information about a list, go to http://lists.mnstate.edu/mailman/listinfo/[listname in lowercase].

    For example, if your listname is Good_news, the login screen is at http://lists.mnstate.edu/mailman/admin/good_news. Notice that the “G” in the name is in lower-case for the link.

    Subscribe to a List

    You may only subscribe to lists that allow members to self-subscribe. You will receive the listname from an instructor or organization member if it is available for subscription. You may subscribe either through the web or e-mail. It is recommended that you use your mnstate.edu address so we can provide better support if you have problems your list subscription.

    Via the Web

    1. Go to http://lists.mnstate.edu/mailman/listinfo/[listname in lowercase]. For example, if your list name is Good_news, the login screen is at http://lists.mnstate.edu/mailman/admin/good_news. Notice that the “G” in the name is in lowercase for the link.
    2. Follow the instructions for subscribing on the screen.
    3. You will receive an e-mail request from the Mailman server list asking you to confirm your subscription. Reply to the message, without changing anything in the subject and your subscription will be completed. This confirmation step guarantees that you did not mistype your e-mail address, and prevents others from subscribing you to lists.
    4. After your confirmation reply is received, you will be sent a welcome message with basic information about the list, and how to unsubscribe from the list.

    Via Email

    1. To subscribe to a list via e-mail, send an email to listname-request@lists.mnstate.edu, replacing listname with the name of the list to which you want to subscribe.
    2. In the subject of the message enter ‘subscribe password’ without quotes, replacing password with the password you would like for the list. If you omit the password, one will be randomly generated. List passwords never expire.
    3. Leave the body of the message empty. Disable or remove any digital signature.
    4. You will receive an e-mail request from the Mailman server list asking you to confirm your subscription. Reply to the message, without changing anything in the subject and your subscription will be complete. This confirmation step guarantees that you did not mistype your e-mail address, and prevents others from subscribing you to lists.
    5. After your confirmation reply is received, you will be sent a welcome message with basic information about the list, and how to unsubscribe from the list.

    Unsubscribe from a List

    You may only subscribe to lists that allow members to unsubscribe. The Official and Student_official lists and some class lists do not allow you to unsubscribe, since they are means of conducting official university business.

    Via the Web

    1. Go to http://lists.mnstate.edu/mailman/listinfo/[listname in lowercase]. For example, if your list name is Good_news, the login screen is at http://lists.mnstate.edu/mailman/admin/good_news. Notice that the “G” in the name is in lowercase for the link.
    2. Under the Listname Subscribers heading, enter your email address in the "To unsubscribe from Listname, get a password reminder, or change your subscription options..." box and click "Unsubscribe or edit options."
    3. Enter your email address in the space provided. Click the 'Unsubscribe' button.
    4. You will receive an e-mail request from the Mailman server list asking you to confirm your request to unsubscribe. Reply to the message, without changing anything in the subject and your subscription will be removed. This confirmation step guarantees that you did not mistype your e-mail address, and prevents others from unsubscribing you from lists.
    5. After your confirmation reply is received, you will be sent a final confirmation that you have been removed from the list.

    Via Email

    1. To unsubscribe from a list via e-mail, send an email to listname-request@lists.mnstate.edu, replacing listname with the name of the list from which you want to unsubscribe.
    2. In the subject of the message enter ‘unsubscribe’ without quotes.
    3. Leave the body of the message empty. Disable or remove any digital signature.
    4. You will receive an e-mail request from the Mailman server list asking you to confirm your request to unsubscribe. Reply to the message, without changing anything in the subject and your subscription will be removed. This confirmation step guarantees that you did not mistype your e-mail address, and prevents others from unsubscribing you from lists.
    5. After your confirmation reply is received, you will be sent a final confirmation that you have been removed from the list.

    Change Your Options for a List

    The following is a list of instructions for the most commonly used options for lists. There are additional options available, but be sure you clearly understand the effect before changing any option. All changes begin by going to the List Options Page.

    1. Go to the List Subscription Page at http://lists.mnstate.edu/mailman/listinfo/[listname in lowercase].For example, if your list name is Good_news, the login screen is at http://lists.mnstate.edu/mailman/admin/good_news. Notice that the “G” in the name is in lowercase for the link.
    2. Under the Listname Subscribers heading, enter your email address in the "To unsubscribe from Listname, get a password reminder, or change your subscription options..." box and click "Unsubscribe or edit options."

    Retrieve a Lost Password

    1. If you forgot your list password, go to the List Options Page as instructed above.
    2. Click the "Email My Password To Me" button.
    3. You will quickly receive an email with your list password.

    Change Your Password

    1. To change your list password, go to the List Options Page as instructed above.
    2. Enter your new password and then reenter to confirm
    3. Click the "Change My Password" button.
    4. You will get an onscreen confirmation but no email confirmation. List passwords do not expire.

    Temporarily Stop List Emails (Vacation Option)

    Use this option if you will not be reading your email for a while (e.g., during spring or summer break) to temporarily discontinue delivery to your address without unsubscribing.

    1. Go to the List Options Page as instructed above.
    2. Scroll down to the "Your Listname Subscription Options" section.
    3. In the "Mail delivery" section, select the "Disabled" button.
    4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the "Submit My Changes" button.
    5. You will receive an onscreen confirmation but no email confirmation
    6. To restart delivery, repeat the process, selecting the "Enabled" button.

    Turn on Digest Mode

    Digest mode allows you to receive one daily email with all messages from the list for that day bundled together.

    1. Go to the List Options Page as instructed above.
    2. Scroll down to the "Your Listname Subscription Options" section.
    3. In the "Set Digest Mode" section, select the "On" button.
    4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the "Submit My Changes" button.
    5. You will receive an onscreen confirmation but no email confirmation
    6. To go back to receiving the messages singly, repeat the process, selecting the "Off" button.

    View Your Other Subscriptions

    This option allows you to see all of your subscriptions on lists.mnstate.edu.

    1. Go to the List Options Page as instructed above.
    2. Scroll down to the "Your other lists.mnstate.edu subscriptions" section.
    3. Click the "List my other subscriptions" button.
    4. Your will receive an onscreen list of your subscriptions.