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Chief Information Officer

Adam Edelman (Interim)
aedelman@montana.edu

MSU List Help

listhelp@montana.edu

Sympa Email Commands for List Owners

List owners can manage their lists by emailing commands to the list server (Sympa) or via the web interface. See Sympa's Web Interface:A Short Guide for Listowners for information and instructions on using Sympa's web interface.

Send commands to sympa@sympa.montana.edu in plain text format. Several commands can be sent in a single message but only one command can be entered on a line.

Command Examples

  • Add subscriber to list: ADD listname john.doe@montana.edu John Doe
  • Add without notificationQUIET ADD listname john.doe@montana.edu Doe, John
  • Remove a subscriberDEL listname jdoe@montana.edu J. Doe
  • Remove without notification QUIET DEL listname johndoer@montana.edu John Doe
  • Review the subscriber listREVIEW listname
  • Indicate the end of commandsQUIT
Image of email message with commands Email message with multiple commands

Commands

Command Description
ADD Add a member to the list
DEL Remove a member from list
QUIET Enter quiet before add or del command to prevent a notification message from being sent to the person being added or deleted.
QUIET ADD
QUIET DEL
Add without notification
Remove without notification
REVIEW Use to get a review of list members
QUIT Use as the final command so email signature will be ignored

Help

Please contact MSU List Help (listhelp@montana.edu) for additional assistance.