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Mailing List Management - Written Instructions

Written Instructions |   Visual Instructions - Basic |  First Time Access  |  Log in

LISTSERV doesn't care what machine you connect from. It takes your identify from your email address that you type in as username, and it will set up its own password for that email address.

First Time Use:

The first time you connect you'll have to set a password that goes with your email address. Don't use your SSRL or Windows password; that'll only confuse you when you have to change those passwords. This is your LISTSERV password.

Set your new password

Logging In & Using LISTSERV:

  1. Log in  Use the form of the email address that's, eg - that's how the list ownerships are set.
  2. Once you've logged in you get a display saying that a cookie has been set, and saying "please follow this link" to confirm. Do that, and you'll get a listmanagement menu page.
  3. Next to the words "List Management Menu" is a selection menu for lists. The current value is "Please select a list." Click on the right-hand arrow and it'll show you the lists that you own. Please confirm that these lists match the ones in the previous email - that is, that you get all and only the lists you expect. If something is different, let me know individually or write backto the ssrl-listowners list.
  4. Scroll down and select the list you want to work with.
  5. At this point the buttons below become active. Click on "Subscribers" to manage list membership.
  6. To view or delete a subscriber, use the top pane. (You do a partial search to find the subscriber, and you'll get another screen showing the subscription details, from which you can do a delete if you want.)
  7. To add a subscriber, use the middle pane with the heading "Add a new user to the list."
  8. The bottom pane says "Review the list membership". Click on "in a browser window" to see the subscribers in a window. (This is good up to about 500 subscriptions; most SSRL lists are well below 100.)
  9. If you want to see that there are sub-lists, etc, go back to the list-management window and click the Configuration button. This shows (and lets you edit) the configuration; the Sub-lists: header shows what you need.
  10. If you don't like the way the list behaves, you have the power to change it yourself with the configuration header or through the wizards, but you can also consult with me about it and I'll make changes for you.

Technical support: Alan Winston

2575 Sand Hill Road, MS: 99, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA Tel: 650-926-4000 | Fax: 650-926-4100