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LISTSERV is the name of the listserver software run by OIT. LISTSERV mailing lists usually end in "-l" and are hosted at or (not; see Mailman).


LISTSERV lists are difficult to unsubscribe from because you may be subscribed with your Unix ID-style e-mail address; sending an unsubscribe e-mail to <email></email> just won't work, since everything you send looks like it comes from "".

  1. Go to
  2. If you already have a password for your Unix ID-style e-mail address, go to step 6.
  3. If you don't have a password, or don't know if you have a password, click on "get a new LISTSERV password first".
  4. Ignore the intructions and enter your "" style e-mail address in the "E-mail address" box, and choose a new password. Enter it twice.
  5. You might have to wait for a confirmation e-mail or something. If so, do that. If not, go back to
  6. Enter "" (using YOUR unix login instead of 06eaw) and your password in the correct blanks.
  7. On the screen that comes up, scroll down to the list of listservs you are subscribed to.
  8. Check the box next to the list you want to unsubscribe from and hit "submit changes".
  9. You should be all set.