ListProc Help - Common List Commands

Last Updated: 05/06/2014

Overview

The most common ListProc commands are listed below. Remember, when you issue any of these commands you must address your e-mail message to listproc@lists.colorado.edu rather than to the name of the list, leave the subject line blank and put nothing but the list command in the message body.

This tutorial is operating system independent.

Throughout this document, anything presented as an italicized word means you should substitute word with your particular information. For example, in this command line: subscribe listname first lastname
you would substitute listname with the real name of the list you want to join and substitute first lastname with your first name and last name. Important: Do not actually italicize any commands you send to ListProc.

ListProc Commands

  • help
    Obtain information about list processing software requests
  • help command
    Obtain specific information about the specified command
  • information listname
    Obtain information about the specified list
  • lists
    Obtain a list of mailing lists that are served by this list processing software. (Warning: the list is long.)
  • recipients listname
    Obtain a list of all people subscribed to the specified list
  • review listname
    Obtain the list settings as well as the current list of subscribers for the specified list
  • set listname
    Obtain a list of all current settings for the specified list
  • set listname option value
    Change the specified option to the new value for the specified list. For example, if you want to interrupt your subscription to the bungee list while you are on vacation, you would send the following list command message: set bungee mail postpone
  • set listname mail ack
    If you want to get your own postings e-mailed to you
  • set listname mail noack
    If you do not want to get your own postings e-mailed to you
  • set listname mail digest
    If you want to get a periodic digest of accumulated postings rather than individual postings
  • statistics listname
    Obtain a list of subscribers along with the number of messages each one has sent to the specified list
  • subscribe listname firstname lastname
    Subscribe to the list specified
  • unsubscribe listname
    Remove yourself from the specified list
  • which
    Obtain a list of mailing lists on this server to which you have subscribed