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Subscribing and Unsubscribing to a Listserv

Before you can participate in a listserv, you must subscribe to it. When you no longer want to receive listserv emails, you must unsubscribe from it.

How to Subscribe to a Listserv

  1. Go to https://listserv.ilstu.edu/.
  2. Click Listserv Lists.
  3. Scroll through the list and locate the listserv you wish to subscribe to.
  4. To subscribe yourself to the listserv, click the associated tan-colored button with people on it.
  5. You will be brought to a Subscribe or Unsubscribe page for the listserv. Enter your email address and name, and click Subscribe.

You may receive an email message asking you to confirm your subscription to the listserv. If you receive a confirmation email, read it carefully and follow its instructions. These confirmation instructions (if any) vary from listserv to listserv.

Not all listservs are public. If your subscription request is denied, you will receive an email stating the cause for denial.

Updated Changes with Listserv 17.0:

Users will not need to be logged in for subscribing.

  1. After navigating to Listerv, click on the Arrow next to the ISU logo to expand the list of tabs.
  2. Click on Search Archives to get to the Search Page (See Figure 1).

    Figure 1:
  3. Select the Related Listserv from the given list of options (the page will refresh to reflect the list that has been selected).
  4. Next, click the three slashes symbol next to the list name (along the right side of the interface) and then click Subscritpions.
    This will load a screen with fields used for entering an email address and their name.
  5. Click Subscribe/OK.

How to Unsubscribe from a Listserv

  1. Go to https://listserv.ilstu.edu/.
  2. Expand the List Management tab.
  3. Scroll through the list and locate the listserv you wish to unsubscribe from.
  4. To unsubscribe yourself from the listserv, click the associated tan-colored button with people on it.
  5. You will be brought to a Subscribe or Unsubscribe page for the listserv. Enter your e-mail address and name and click Unsubscribe.

You may receive an email message confirming your removal from the listserv. If you receive a confirmation email, read it carefully and follow its instructions. These confirmation instructions (if any) vary from listserv to listserv.

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