Using Listservs

Loyola University has the ability to setup listservs. The software is called Majordomo. Any department, college, faculty, staff or student group who would like to set up a listserv must send an e-mail to infotech@loyno.edu

You must be subscribed to your mailing list before your messages will be allowed to go out to it. Only list members can send to their list.

To Subscribe to a LISTSERV

For example, if your listserv name were mathsci:

  • Create a new email addressed to majordomo@loyno.edu.
  • Leave the subject line blank.
  • Type in the body of message:

subscribe mathsci
end (end must be on a separate line)

  • Do not sign the email or type in anything else.
  • Send the email. You will get two reply messages from Majordomo.
  • You are now subscribed to your listserv.

To Send Messages To Your Listserv

For example, if your listserv name were mathsci:

  • Create a new email addressed to: mathsci@loyno.edu.
  • Type in the subject line and body of the message exactly as you would type the message you want to send - no extra steps are needed. You may sign the email too.
  • Send the email.
  • Everyone who is subscribed to that Listserv will get the message as soon as it is approved by the Listserv’s moderator (if required)

To Unsubscribe From A Listserv

For example, if your LISTSERV name were mathsci:

  • This email must be sent from the email account that is listed on the listserv.
  • Create a new email addressed to majordomo@loyno.edu.
  • Leave the subject line blank.
  • Type in the body of the message:

unsubscribe mathsci end (end must be on a separate line)

  • Do not sign the email or type in anything else.
  • Send the email.

To Get a List of Majordomo Commands for Help

  • Create a new email addressed to majordomo@loyno.edu.
  • Leave the subject line blank.
  • Type in the body of the message:

    help
    end (end must be on a separate line)

  • Do not sign the email or type in anything else.
  • Send the email.