Subscribe to an IU List mailing list


You can subscribe yourself to many IU List mailing lists using the web interface or email commands. However, some lists may require list owners to subscribe you, or to approve your subscription. Other lists may allow you to subscribe yourself via email commands, but may not be visible in the list index, or may not allow non-subscribers to view the list information page, which allows you to subscribe yourself via the web interface. If you have questions about a particular list, contact the list owner; see Contact the owner of an IU List mailing list.

Subscribe to one list via email

To add yourself to a mailing list, send an email message to the list's subscription address (not the main list address). The message can be blank.

Send mail to, replacing listname with the name of the list to which you wish to subscribe, for example:
The campus domain of the subscription address matches the campus domain of the list (not necessarily your campus or your primary email address); thus, to subscribe to, you would send mail to

For a complete list of subscription addresses by campus, see Send commands via email.

Subscribe to multiple lists via email

To add yourself to multiple lists at one campus, send an email message to the campus's command address (for example,,, etc.).

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.

Use commands in the following format; name is optional.

SUBSCRIBE listname name
SUBSCRIBE listname2 name

You can use SUB in place of SUBSCRIBE for these commands. For a complete list of command addresses by campus, see Send commands via email.

Subscribe via the web interface

You can also manage your list subscriptions through the IU List web interface.

  1. Go to the website for the campus where the list is hosted (not necessarily your home campus):
    Campus IU List web interface
    IU Bloomington
    IU East
    IU Kokomo
    IU Northwest
    IU South Bend
    IU Southeast
  2. Click Search for List(s), and search for a list by name. To browse, from the Search for List(s) menu at the top of the page, click Index of Lists or Browse lists by categories.
  3. Click the name of the list.
  4. In the left pane, click Subscribe.
  5. Enter your email address and name in the corresponding boxes, and click I subscribe to list [listname].
  6. Click Confirm.
  7. You may receive an email message asking you to click a link to confirm your subscription. If you do, click the link and then click Confirm.

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Last modified on 2022-12-28 08:38:25.