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Commonly Used LISTSERV Commands

The following are some of the most-used commands for LISTSERV subscribers.
When using these commands always:

       Command line               Action
SUBSCRIBE listname your name » subscribes you to the list specified
SIGNOFF listname » removes you from the specified list
SET listname NOMAIL
SET listname MAIL
» stops incoming mail from specified list
resumes mail from the list
SET listname DIGEST
» subscriber receives a digest of messages
messages are delivered to you as they are posted
SET listname ACK
SET listname NOACK
» sends confirmation when you post to the list
no confirmation message is sent when you post to the list
HELP » receive a list of LISTSERV® commands
INFO listname » receive information about a specific list
QUERY listname » receive your current subscription settings

Last reviewed: 16 June 2008
Last updated: 01 July 2002
First published: 01 July 2002
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