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Subscribing/Unsubscribing from Mailing Lists

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  • Faculty / Staff

Sympa lists allow list participants to subscribe, unsubscribe and perform other list interactions via email. Managers of lists can provide list participants with instructions on using Sympa by clicking on the Help button and selecting User Guide

The instructions below are for two of the most common Sympa commands, subscribing or unsubscribing from a list.  

Subscribing to a Mailing List

Create a new email and enter in the following information:

  1. To:
  2. Subject: subscribe nameofthelist FirstName LastName 

    nameofthelist is the list to be subscribed to
    FirstName and LastName identify the subscriber

    Example: subscribe helpdesktest Elliot Alderson

  3. Leave the message body blank. The list will capture the e-mail address and add it to the mailing list. Screenshot of a new Outlook Email Message.

Some automated mailing lists can not be unsubscribed from using this method. Please see our information on Campus Announcements for unsubscribe details.

Unsubscribing From a Mailing List

Create an email from the address subscribed to the list and enter the following in the required fields:

  2. Subject: unsubscribe nameofthelist (replace nameofthelist with the name of the list you want to unsubscribe from).

    Example: unsubscribe helpdesktest

  3. Leave the message body blankScreenshot of a new Outlook Email Message.

If you have any issues subscribing or unsubscribing from Sympa lists, please contact the OIT Support Center