Description

A listserv is a mailing list that facilitates the distribution of email postings from one person to all persons subscribed to a list. When sending out email to large numbers of people, listservs are needed due to limitations of the number of people you can send emails to using NKU email.

Lists can be established by faculty and staff for university or research related purposes. Student lists can be created at the request of the faculty or staff advisor, or the student life office. Each list has an email address, such as: mylist-l@listserv.nku.edu. Emails sent to a list email address are distributed to the subscribers of the list.

There are three types of lists.

  • An announcement list is setup so that the list owner is the only one who can post to the list.
  • A private list is setup so that only the owner and subscribers can post to the list.
  • A public list is setup so that anyone in the world can post to the list.

Users

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

How to Request Service

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Availability

24x7

Division Responsible

Server Team

Related Resources/Services

Email - Listserv

  • + What is a listserv?
    A listserv is a mailing list that facilitates the distribution of email postings from one person to all persons subscribed to a list. When sending out email to large amounts of people, listservs are needed due to limitations of the number of people you can send emails to using NKU email. Lists can be established by faculty and staff for university or research related purposes. Student lists can be created at the request of the faculty or staff advisor, or the student life office. Each list has an email address, such as: mylist-l@listserv.nku.edu. Emails sent to a list email address are distributed to the subscribers of the list.

    There are three types of lists. An announcement list is setup so that the list owner is the only one who can post to the list. A private list is setup so that only the owner and subscribers can post to the list. A public list is setup so that anyone in the world can post to the list.

  • + How can I request a listserv?
    To request the creation of a NKU listserv, fill out an IT Online Service Request. In the request, please provide the name of the list you would like, and to specify if you want this to be an announcement, private or public list.
  • + How do I subscribe to a listserv?
    All public lists and most announcement lists, you can self subscribe too. To subscribe: 1. Go to NKU Mailing Lists 2. Click on the list you would like to subscribe to 3. Under the Subscribe section of the listinfo page, enter your email address and name 4. Choose a password, and re-enter it to confirm 5. Click the Submit button 6. You should receive a confirmation email in a few moments 7. Click on the link in the email 8. Click "Subscribe to list ..." If the mailing list is not listed, send an email to listmaster@nku.edu to be subscribed to the list. 9. After confirming your subscription, you will receive a welcome message with the subject title “Welcome to the “Listname” mailing list.” This message provides list information, your password, an address to post to the list and other information.

    If the list is not listed on that website, please send an email to [owner]@listserv.nku.edu to request to be added to the list.

  • + How do I unsubscribe from a listserv?
    All public lists and most announcement list, you can unsubscribe too.

    To unsubscribe: 1. Click on the link provided in your welcome message or go to http://listserv.nku.edu/mailman/listinfo/LISTNAME (substitute the name of the listserv from which you wish to unsubscribe). 2. Enter your subscription email address by the "Unsubscribe or edit options" button. 3. Click the "Unsubscribe or edit options" button. 4. Look for the Unsubscribe section and click the unsubscribe button. 5.You should receive a confirmation email. Click the link in the email to confirm.

    If this is a managed list, list administrator approval might be required to unsubscribe from the list. You can email -owner@listserv.nku.edu to request to be removed from the list.

  • + What authorizes the campus-wide listservs?
    Administration of NKU-wide listservs (NKUFLASH, NKUNEWS, etc.) is governed by a policy owned by Office of the President.