This is a compilation of some of the frequently asked questions(FAQ) regarding LISTSERV, for more information maintaining a list, please see the "Guide to Understanding and Managing a LISTSERV mailing list".
Yes, unlike a mail alias which can have only one owner, LISTSERV lists can have multiple owners.
To contact the owner(s) of a LISTSERV list, send an email to email@example.com, where listname is name of the list in question. For example if you want to contact the owner(s) of the list LISTSERV-L@lists.hawaii.edu, you would email LISTSERV-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org.
To display your list on the main page, you need to change the "Confidential" setting.
Your list could be configured such that a sender will not receive a copy of their own email or an acknowledgement email. To change this, you will need to:
a. change the settings for any current subscribers.
b. change the default-options so all new subscribers inherit the new setting.
You will be able to select whether or not a sender receives:
a. ACK An acknowledgment of their email, in which the sender receives an email from the LISTSERV that their message was sent to X number of recipients.
b. REPRO A copy of their own email. (REPRO will not work for Google users, messages to lists can be found in the Sent folder) https://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=6588
c. Both an acknowledgment and a copy of their email. (only ACK will work for Google)
To enable ACK or REPRO for current subscribers:
To change the default-options such that all new subscribers have ACK or REPRO enabled:
If you are correctly addressing the list (don't forget that all list names have a hyphen in them), then there may have been an error in the list creation process. In this case, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 956-8883 (neighbor islands toll free at (800) 558-2669), email email@example.com or use the form at http://www.hawaii.edu/its/contact.
To use the bulk operations feature, you will need a plain text formatted file with one email address (and optionally followed by the first and last name separated by a space) per line. Each line or entry must be separated by a carriage return. You can use programs such as "Notepad" or "Microsoft Word" but you must save the file in plain text (*.txt) format.
If you are the current owner of a list, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org from your @hawaii.edu account with the name of the list that you would like deleted. The request may take 1-2 working days to complete.