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Commands for E Street advanced mailing lists / listserve

HTML Administration of your Mailing List / Listserve can be done through the web browser at:


The web Admin for users (subscribers) of your mailing list is: 



Subscribers can issue Email Commands for your list by sending the following commands to:


(About the descriptions – words in “<>”s signify REQUIRED items and words in “[]” denote OPTIONAL items.  Do not include the “<>”s or “[]”s when you use the commands. A command should be sent in the body of the message – no subject – and no other text than the command should be in the body.) 

The following commands are valid:


   sends this Help to the List mailing list:

   confirm <confirmation-string>

       Confirm an action.  The confirmation-string is required and should be

       supplied by a mailback confirmation notice.


       Stop processing commands.  Use this if your mail program automatically

       adds a signature file.


       Print this help message.


       Get information about this mailing list.


       See a list of the public mailing lists on this GNU Mailman server.

   password [oldpassword] [newpassword] [address=address]

       Retrieve or change your password.  With no arguments, this returns

       your current password.  With arguments oldpassword and newpassword

       you can change your password.

       If you’re posting from an address other than your membership address, specify your membership address with “address=address” (no brackets around the email address, and no quotes!).  Note that in this case the response is always sent to the subscribed address.

   set …

       Set or view your membership options.

       Use `set help’ (without the quotes) to get a more detailed list of the

       options you can change.

       Use `set show’ (without the quotes) to view your current option


   subscribe [password] [digest|nodigest] [address=address]

       Subscribe to this mailing list.  Your password must be given to

       unsubscribe or change your options, but if you omit the password, one

       will be generated for you.  You may be periodically reminded of your


       The next argument may be either: `nodigest’ or `digest’ (no quotes!).

       If you wish to subscribe an address other than the address you sent

       this request from, you may specify “address=address” (no brackets around the email address, and no quotes!)

        All subscribe commands sent via e-mail will send a confirmation to the address being subscribed. Once the confirmation message has been replied to (instructions are included in the message) the new list memeber will be subscribed to the list.

   unsubscribe [password] [address=address]

       Unsubscribe from the mailing list.  If given, your password must match

       your current password.  If omitted, a confirmation email will be sent

       to the unsubscribing address. If you wish to unsubscribe an address

       other than the address you sent this request from, you may specify

       “address=address” (no brackets around the email address, and no quotes!)

   who password

       See everyone who is on this mailing list.  The roster is limited to

       list administrators and moderators only; you must supply the list

       admin or moderator password to retrieve the roster.

Questions and concerns for the attention of a person should be sent to




Mailman Admin Manual:


Mailman Subscriber Manual:


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