Unsubscribe from an IU List mailing list

Overview

You can unsubscribe yourself from most email lists on IU List, either by logging into the web interface, or sending the appropriate email command.

Note:
In certain cases, unsubscription may require owner permission or not be possible because of list settings. It is recommended to owners that unsubscription remain open on all lists, to promote good email etiquette and to prevent unwanted spam.

Use the web interface

  1. Log into the campus IU List website for your list:
    Campus IU List web interface
    IU Bloomington https://list.indiana.edu/
    IUPUI https://list.iupui.edu/
    IU East https://list.iue.edu/
    IU Kokomo https://list.iuk.edu/
    IU Northwest https://list.iun.edu/
    IU South Bend https://list.iusb.edu/
    IU Southeast https://list.ius.edu/
    IUPUC https://list.iupuc.edu/
    University-wide https://list.iu.edu/
  2. Click My lists, and select the name of a list.
  3. From the left-hand menu, under "List Options", select Unsubscribe, and then click Confirm.

Use email commands

Unsubscribe from one list

To remove yourself from one list, send an email message from the address that is subscribed to the list to the unsubscription address for that list (not the main list address). The unsubscription address is listname-l-unsubscribe@campus.edu. The message can be blank.

For example, for the list folkdance-l@indiana.edu, send mail to:

folkdance-l-unsubscribe@indiana.edu

IU List will send a confirmation request to the subscription address listed.

Note:

The command above may fail if the address you're using to send mail is not the address you have subscribed to the list with. In this case, send an email message to the campus's command address (list@campus.edu) with the following command. When sending a single command, put it in the subject line of the message, and leave the body blank.

UNSUBSCRIBE listname your-subscription-address@domain

Unsubscribe from multiple lists

To remove yourself from multiple lists at one campus, send an email message from the address you're subscribed with to the campus's command address (list@campus.edu). (If you're sending from another address, see the note above.)

  • When sending a single command, put it in the subject line of the message, and leave the body blank.
  • When sending multiple commands in a single email message:
    • Leave the subject line blank and put all the commands in the email body.
    • Put every command on a new line.
    • Send your message in plain text, not in HTML (no formatting).
    • Don't include anything in the body other than Sympa commands; do not include a signature block.

To unsubscribe from multiple lists by list name, use one command for each list in this format:

UNSUBSCRIBE listname
UNSUBSCRIBE listname2

To unsubscribe from all lists at a campus, use:

UNSUBSCRIBE *

You can use SIGNOFF or UNS in place of UNSUBSCRIBE for these commands.

This is document bbvx in the Knowledge Base.
Last modified on 2021-06-04 14:06:57.