ListProc Help - How to Send Commands to ListProc

Last Updated: 05/06/2014
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Every command you can issue to the list processor is accomplished in the same way.

To issue any command to the list processor, send an e-mail to with no subject and nothing but the command in the message body.

Never send list commands to the list itself. If you send to, your message will be sent to all of the subscribers.

For most commands, the list processor will reply to you letting you know if a command was completed successfully and, if not, what the error was. You will also receive an e-mail from the list processor containing a response to your requests for information.

This tutorial is operating system independent.

Throughout these ListProc help documents, anything presented as an italicized word means you should substitute word with your particular information. For example, in this 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.

Commands sent to ListProc are not case sensitive. That is, it does not matter if you use upper or lower case letters.

Step 1

This image offers an example of the "lists" command being sent to ListProc via the CULink client.

To: is

Subject: is blank

Message body is the command lists

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Step 2

For Outlook or other e-mail clients that have the option to send messages in HTML format, change the format to "Plain Text" before sending any comand to ListProc.

This image offers an example of Chip Buffalo subscribing to the list bungee, highlighting where you would change the message to "Plain Text" format in Outlook.

For other e-mail clients, contact the IT Service Center (303-735-4357, 5-HELP on campus, or if you find you need help changing the format.

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