How do i subscribe or unsubscribe to a Listserv mailing list?

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Instructions for how to subscribe or unsubscribe to a Listserv mailing list


To subscribe to a listserv mailing list: 

Note: Not all Listserv are open for subscription--some require owner approval. When in doubt, contact the owner of the Listserv.

  1. Address an e-mail message to
  2. Leave the subject blank.
  3. In the body of the message enter: subscribe name_of_list Your_First_Name Your_Last_Name.
  4. Send the message.
  5. You should receive a confirmation message that you were successfully subscribed.

To unsubscribe to a Listserv mailing list: 

There are 2 ways to unsubscribe from a Listserv mailing list:

  1. By sending an email
    1. Address a message to
    2. Leave the subject blank
    3. In the body of the message, type SIGNOFF nameoflist
    4. Send the message. You should receive a confirmation email that you have been removed from the list.
  2. By going to the Listserv portal
    1. Go to and log in using your email address as the username and your Purdue career account password.
    2. On the left side, expand the Subscriber Options section if it is not expanded
    3. Select Subscriptions
    4. Check the box by the list/s you want to unsubscribe from
    5. Click on the drop-down below the list names and select Unsubscribe
    6. Click on the Update button on the lower right of the page


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