Unsubscribe from an IU List mailing list

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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, as described below.

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

To unsubscribe from a list:

  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/
    IUPUC https://list.iupuc.edu/
    IU South Bend https://list.iusb.edu/
    IU Southeast https://list.ius.edu/
    University-wide https://list.iu.edu/

    The left side panel will show the lists to which you are subscribed.

  2. To unsubscribe from a single list, you can click the list name in the left panel, and then, on the left, click Unsubscribe.

    To unsubscribe from multiple lists at once, at the top of the left pane, click Manage your subscriptions. Check or uncheck boxes as needed. When all the lists from which you want to unsubscribe are checked, click Unsubscribe.

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. For example, if you use Umail or Imail, you may be receiving email from the list at username@campus.edu but sending mail from username@umail.iu.edu or username@imail.iu.edu. In this case, send an email message to the campus's command address (list@campus.edu) with the following in the body of the message:

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), with the following in the body of the message, one line per command. (If you're sending from another address, see the note above.)

UNSUBSCRIBE listname
UNSUBSCRIBE listname2

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

To unsubscribe from all lists at a campus, send the command:

UNSUBSCRIBE *

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Last modified on 2018-11-28 12:11:46.

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