Subscribing to a mailing list via e-mail

Like most Mailman tasks, subscribing to a mailing list can be done via the web interface or by sending properly formatted e-mail commands to a specific address. It is recommended that you subscribe using the web interface. If that is not an option, use the following instructions to subscribe via e-mail.

To subscribe via e-mail, send a properly formatted subscription request to <list-name>-request@lists.tsl.state.tx.us, replacing <list-name> with the name of the list. For example, if you would like to subscribe to a list named mylist, a subscription request should be sent to mylist-request@lists.tsl.state.tx.us.

The subscription request should be the only content in the body of the message. There should be no signatures or any other text. The subscription request should be formatted as follows: subscribe [password] [digest|nodigest] [address=<address>] All elements enclosed in brackets are optional. If you include any of these optional elements, omit the brackets.

[password]
If you wish, you may specify a password for this particular subscription. DO NOT use the same password that you use on any other system. This password will be sent via e-mail which is NOT secure. If you do not specify a password, one will be generated for you.
[digest|nodigest]
Many lists are set up to allow you to receive mailing list postings in a digest. Rather than receive each message as it is posted to the list, digests contain several postings and are sent out periodically.
[address=<address>]
If you wish to subscribe an address other than the one the request is being sent from, you may specify an address to subscribe with this option. Replace <address> with the address you wish to subscribe. Example: address=myaddress@example.com

For example, let's say you've chosen the password mypass, you would like to receive postings in the digest format, and you want to subscribe the e-mail address from which the subscription request is being sent. Here's what that command would look like: subscribe mypass digest Note that the address portion of the command has been omitted. Mailman assumes that your intention is to subscribe the address from which the message is sent unless otherwise specified.

Unsubscribing from a mailing list via e-mail

Like most Mailman tasks, unsubscribing from a mailing list can be done via the web interface or by sending properly formatted e-mail commands to a specific address. It is recommended that you unsubscribe using the web interface. If that is not an option, use the following instructions to unsubscribe via e-mail.

To unsubscribe via e-mail, send a properly formatted request to <list-name>-request@lists.tsl.state.tx.us, replacing <list-name> with the name of the list. For example, if you would like to unsubscribe to a list named mylist, a request should be sent to mylist-request@lists.tsl.state.tx.us.

The unsubscription request should be the only content in the body of the message. There should be no signatures or any other text. The request should be formatted as follows: unsubscribe [password] [address=<address>] All elements enclosed in brackets are optional. If you include any of these optional elements, omit the brackets.

[password]
If given, your password must match your current list password (see Finding your list password). If omitted, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the unsubscribing address.
[address=<address>]
If you wish to unsubscribe an address other than the one the request is being sent from, you may specify that address with this option. Replace <address> with the address you wish to unsubscribe. Example: address=myaddress@example.com

For example, let's say your password is mypass and you want to unsubscribe the e-mail address from which the request is being sent. Here's what that command would look like: unsubscribe mypass Note that the address portion of the command has been omitted. Mailman assumes that your intention is to unsubscribe the address from which the message is sent unless otherwise specified.