Campus Listserv Instructions

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IT Self-Help: Campus Listservs

 
About the Listservs

A listserv is an e-mail distribution list that people can subscribe to. When an e-mail is addressed to a listserv mailing list, it is automatically sent to everyone on the list. Only CCSU e-mail addresses can subscribe to the listservs. We have three listservs for the purpose of facilitating communication among faculty, staff, and students:

academicusers@listserv.ccsu.edu - to send messages to all faculty members subscribed.

adminusers@listserv.ccsu.edu - to send messages to all other subscribed administrative staff.

campusforum@listserv.ccsu.edu - to send messages to both of the above groups at once.

How to Subscribe

  1. Open your CCSU e-mail account and create a new e-mail message.
  2. Click in the To field and type in the listserv address prefixed with "Join-" (for example, to join the faculty listserv, send a message addressed to  Join-academicusers@listserv.ccsu.edu).
  3. Leave the subject field blank.
  4. Send the message. You will receive an e-mail confirmation verifying your subscription.

How to Unsubscribe

If you do not wish to receive messages sent to the listserv you are in, you have the ability to opt out of receiving those messages.

  1. Open your CCSU e-mail account and create a new e-mail message.
  2. Click in the To field and type in the listserv address prefixed with "Leave-" (for example, to leave the faculty listserv, send a message addressed to  Leave-academicusers@listserv.ccsu.edu).
  3. Leave the subject field blank.
  4. Send the message. You will receive an e-mail confirming that you have unsubscribed from the specified listserv.

Posting a Message to a Listserv

When you send a message to the listserv, it is delivered to all subscribers of that listserv, however, you will not receive a copy of any messages you send. To send a message to a listserv, simply send an email message from your CCSU email account to the listserv you are a member of. Those addresses are: academicusers@listserv.ccsu.edu,adminusers@listserv.ccsu.edu and campusforum@listserv.ccsu.edu.

Digest Subscription

By choosing digest mode, you would receive only one email from the listserv you are subscribed to a day. A listserv digest takes all the messages sent to the listserv in a 24 hour period and compiles them into one message.

Turning Digest Mode On:

  1. Open your CCSU e-mail account and create a new e-mail message.
  2. Click in the To field and type in the listserv address for the listserv you wish to receive in digest form prefixed with "Digest-" (for example, to receive a digest of the faculty listserv, send a message addressed to  Digest-academicusers@listserv.ccsu.edu).
  3. Leave the subject field blank.
  4. Send the message. You will receive an e-mail confirming the change in your subscription.

Turning Digest Mode Off:

  1. Open your CCSU e-mail account and create a new e-mail message.
  2. Click in the To field and type in the listserv address for the listserv you wish to change from digest form back to individual form prefixed with "Mail-" (for example, to cancel the digest form of the faculty listserv, send a message addressed to  Mail-academicusers@listserv.ccsu.edu).
  3. Leave the subject field blank.
  4. Send the message. You will receive an e-mail confirming the change in your subscription.
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