Unsubscribe from an IU List mailing list

Indiana University will be transitioning to a single email domain, iu.edu, between now and the end of 2025. For more about the transition, see One Mail. For details about the impact to IU List specifically, see Changes to IU List from the One Mail initiative. For general actions you may need to take, see Prepare for One Mail at IU.

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  • Many emails sent from administrative offices at Indiana University are not sent via IU List; the instructions in this document do not apply to these messages. For administrative mailings, check the footer for an "Unsubscribe" link; if the footer doesn't contain this link, you cannot unsubscribe.
  • Messages sent via IU List will typically contain at least one list address with -l before the @ in the "To:" line (for example, it-announcements-l@list.iu.edu). The instructions here apply to these lists; however, some lists hosted on IU List may be set to require owner permission for unsubscription, or disallow unsubscription altogether.

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

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/
    IU Indianapolis https://list.iupui.edu/
    IU Columbus https://list.iupuc.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/
    University-wide https://list.iu.edu/
  2. Select My lists, and choose the name of a list.

  3. From the left-hand menu, under "List Options", choose Unsubscribe, and then select 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, email:


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


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 IU List commands; do not include a signature block.

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


To unsubscribe from all lists at a campus, use:


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

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Last modified on 2024-05-20 15:18:25.