Listserv Web Interface is Available!
By Bahram Paiani, UNT E-mail postmaster and Listserv Manager (Messaging Group)
Listserv web interface is here, making it much easier to manage your listserv lists. You can change the settings of your mailing list, add or remove subscribers from your list, and a slew of other tasks you used to do via sending e-mail commands to the listserv server. Subscribers to a list can also manage their own personal settings.
To log into the listserv web interface enter listserv.unt.edu onto your browser and hit <RETURN>. You will be presented with the following (Figure 1).
If this is the first time you are logging into the web interface and you do not have a password you should click on the “Get Password” option. In the new page you need to enter your E-mail address and a password of your choosing. The password is entered twice for verification. It is a good practice to use a combination of Upper and lower case letters and numbers to make your password more secure.
As soon as you click on “Register Password” you will be presented with a new page informing you that a piece of e-mail is sent to your e-mail address. You need to confirm your registration by clicking on the link provided to you in the body of the e-mail.
After successfully confirming your registration you can login into the listserv web interface and start manging your list. The following page depicts the web interface after I logged into it(Figure 4).
To manage my list, “sample3-l”, I click on “List Management”, “Subscriber management.” I am then presented with the following page with two buttons at the top. I can add or remove one subscriber to and from my list. The following page depicts “Single Subscriber” button(Figure 4).
The “bulk Operations” button allows for adding or removing Subscribers in BULK to and from my list (sample3-l). However, I need to prepare the list in advance and read the options very carefully to make sure I am not doing anything to jeopardize the integrity of my list. To add two new subscribers to my list (sample3-l) I made a file with the following list of subscribers and named it “add-new-subs” on my computer.
firstname.lastname@example.org Bahram Paiani
I enter the file name on the line that says “Input File”, Click on the first option and press <RETURN>. The above subscribers are added to my list (sample3-l). Again always double check and make sure of the options before clicking on any of them.
Subscribers to a list can also manipulate their mailing list settings by first loging into the listserv web interface (http://listserv.unt.edu). The following shows that email@example.com logged with the two sample lists bahram is subscribed to:
Clicking on “Subscriber's Corner” will bring up the figure on the next page. Pressing on the list name “sample2-l” or typing a listname in the provided box will retrieve past postings to a list granted manager of the list allowed the archive to be visible by the public.
Subscribers to a list can change their settings by clicking on the [My Settings] tab. The following figure will appear from which you can change their settings by checking or unchecking different options and clicking on the “Submit” button. For instance you can check the “Repro” option, check the list name you are changing the the “repro” option for and press [Submit] button. The following two pictures depict the changes that being made. The “Repro” option which is absent in Figure 8 is added to the sample2-l options in Figure 9.
Mailing list subscribers should contact their list manger if they have any issues or problem regarding a particular mailing list. Help is also available at http://messaging.unt.edu/faq
Mailing list managers can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also send their question to me by clicking on the life buoy icon
from the “List Management dashboard”, as shown in Figure 10 in the next page.